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A man has been sentenced for threatening to blow up an Islamic bookshop in London and “kill all the Muslims”. David Moffatt, 39, pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm and distress at Willesden Magistrates’ Court. Police said they were called to the shop, in Cricklewood, on 23 May by staff who said a man had “threatened to blow the bookshop up and ‘kill the Muslims’.”

The suspect left the shop after making the threats but witnesses described him wearing...

A Muslim couple remained calm and composed in the face of a tirade of racist abuse which was caught on film at a supermarket in west London. As they went to pay for their shopping at the Aldi in Feltham, a woman at the opposite checkout began shouting and screaming at them – branding the wife’s niqab “disgusting”. The husband responded by asking if she thought “freedom of choice” was disgusting, telling her her attitude was "disgusting". She screamed back that he should “not allow [his] wife...

Reports of anti-Semitic incidents have hit record levels in the first six months of 2017, according to a Jewish charity. The Community Security Trust (CST) said 767 reports were made to them between January and June - a rise of 30% on the same period last year. A total of 80 incidents involved physical attacks - up from 45 in 2016. CST chief executive David Delew said: "The hatred and anger that lies behind it is spreading." The CST has been recording anti-Semitic incidents for more than 30...

Video has emerged showing the moments before a man died after being thrown to the ground by police officers in an east London shop. The man, named locally as 20-year-old Rashan Charles, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after being chased and apprehended in the Yours Locally 24-hour store in Dalston, Hackney.

CCTV footage from the store, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows the man entering the shop before a uniformed police officer runs in after him and...

The Bristol businessman who ‘bankrolled Brexit’ has sparked shock and outrage after he said there should be a ban on Muslims entering the UK, and that mosques in this country should be ‘levelled’. Arron Banks took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to discuss the UKIP leadership contest, and ended up being challenged on his controversial views on Islam. In a revealing exchange on social media, his own supporters acknowledged that his far-right views mirrored those of the National Front and the...

The government has been accused of routinely denying support to asylum seekers, leaving them homeless and unable to feed their families, following analysis of more than 300 recent cases. Research conducted by Refugee Action found that the Home Office was missing its own deadlines for finding emergency accommodation for homeless and destitute asylum seekers, and in some cases wrongly refusing those who make claims for emergency assistance. In one case, it took more than 10 months to make a...

Five fire engines tackled the blaze at about 23:43 BST on Sunday at the Nasfat Manchester Islamic Centre, in Droylsden Road, Manchester. Mosque spokesman Shamusideen Oladimeji said he believed it was arson. The building was the target of an arson attack three years ago. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) could not confirm if the fire was being treated as a hate crime.

Local Labour councillor John Flanagan said: "This has been a dreadful attack on a place of faith." "This is not just an...

A man threatened to assault a Muslim woman’s genitals with a beer bottle in an unprovoked hate crime last week. It occurred in the central Bristol area in the early evening of July 7. The Muslim woman, who wears the hijab, contacted Tell MAMA for support and wants her story told to raise awareness, and encourage other women to report.

As she was walking in the street, she noticed a man in a red chequered shirt, pointing a beer bottle at her, muttering statements. When the male...

In London wearing too much clothing in hot weather is not only a fashion crime, but may also leave you being stopped and searched by police. A Muslim man discovered this the hard way when he was stopped, handcuffed and searched in a London street by officers as he walked to a nearby mosque to pray. The police claimed the unnamed man was stopped because the three layers of clothing he was wearing in the height of summer, with temperatures peaking at 25°C, gave cause for suspicion.

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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday a hospital can discontinue life support to a baby suffering from a rare genetic disease. His life support will be switched off Friday, his parents said. Born in August, Charlie Gard has a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Caused by a genetic mutation, it leads to weakened muscles and organ dysfunction, among other symptoms, with a poor prognosis for most patients. Charlie is on life support and has been in...

An aspiring model Resham Khan and her 37-year-old cousin Jameel Mukhtar have been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after they suffered an unprovoked acid attack London, reported The Independent. The two were out celebrating Khan’s 21st birthday and were inside their car at a traffic signal in Beckton, East London when the attacker threw acid into their car. “The pain was excruciating”, Khan wrote on her Twitter. “My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me...

Two miles south of the charred skeleton of Grenfell Tower is a large complex of sleek new apartments that some of those displaced by last week’s inferno will soon be able to call home. Kensington Row’s manicured lawns, clipped trees and burbling fountains are a haven from the rumbling traffic of two busy London thoroughfares, and its spacious, air-conditioned foyers a relief from June’s oppressive heatwave. Four unfinished blocks house the 68 flats purchased by the Corporation of London for...

One man has died and 10 others were injured when a van was rammed into worshippers in a terror attack near a London mosque, before the driver is said to have screamed: "I'm going to kill all Muslims". The van driver - described by witnesses as a large white man - was detained by members of the public after the incident in Finsbury Park early on Monday that police said had "all the hallmarks of terrorism". The white van ploughed into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending...

A neo-Nazi organisation involved in terrorism and banned by the UK Government is behind a new far right group in Scotland, investigative website The Ferret reveal. During an undercover investigation The Ferret secretly filmed the extreme far right group Scottish Dawn revealing its links to National Action. A Scottish Dawn activist it filmed also revealed he’s a former member of UKIP and claimed that he got drunk with David Coburn, the party’s leader in Scotland. Scotland’s newest far right...

Two people in the UK have been arrested for posting a video to social media showing a man burning a Muslim religious text. The video, posted to YouTube and Facebook, shows a tattooed man complaining to the camera that he’s having trouble starting a bonfire, saying, "I’ve been trying to get my poxy fire started for half-hour wondering what sh*t I can get it going with." The man then shows a paperback copy of the Koran. "And then I found this," he explains. "And it worked, all I’ve got left is...