Hate Crimes

Latest UK Islamophobic Attack Figures

Nick Harding | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Harding

New figures released last week show that attacks on Muslims are rising across the UK. Research carried out by NGO MEND was presented to Peers and MPs...

Only Together Can We Stop All Hate Crimes

Baroness Jones | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

I am privileged as a member of the House of Lords, to be part of a group which stands against anti-Semitic hate crime. Nobody should ever be victimised for their religion, race, colour or any of the other 'differences' which seem to blind some people to the similarities which unite us all.

Cameron's Crackdown On Islamophobia Comes A Little Too Late

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Hate crime rates have risen dramatically, jumping by nearly 20% in the past year, new figures reveal. A spike in offences motivated by race and rel...

Islamophobic Crimes Are Up By 70% In The Past Year

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Hate crimes against Muslims in London has risen by 70% in the past year, police statistics reveal. There were 816 crimes targeting Muslims in the 1...

I'm Transgender - I'm Still Human!

Talulah-Eve Brown | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Talulah-Eve Brown

Here is a list of just some of the comments I receive on a daily basis: "OMG. That's a MAN!', "ERR. I'm not going near that", "Go kill yourself!", "You were born a man, so be a man!", "Your mum should be ashamed", "You dirty tranny", "I'm going to smash your face in, watch!", "you're going to hell". The list is endless.


Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

'Unacceptable' That LGBT People Are Still Suffering This Level Of Hate

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

LGBT people in rural areas are often the target of hate crime on a daily basis - but many are unwilling to report it, a new study has revealed. Inc...

Shocking Newcastle Murder Treated As A Disability Hate Crime

PA | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

Police investigating the murder of a 24-year-old man are treating his death as a disability hate crime. Lee Irving, who had learning difficulties a...

ISIS Fanatics Are Whining ... About The Lack of Starbucks Coffee in Mosul

Colin Cortbus | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

An Iraq/Syria-based adherent of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State In Iraq and Al-Sham" terrorist group has been caught out online complaining about 'missing Starbucks' coffee. While seemingly trivial, the complaint actually offers a remarkable and rare insight into the entitled, privileged, westernised and deeply selfish mindset of ISIS's followers.

Hate Crime: Why Censors Are Right to Ban the Anti-Semitic Horror

Simon Thompson | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'm a fan of horror, I consider myself to be pretty liberal and I would consider myself a supporter of free speech and free expression but I also think there comes a time when a line has to be drawn and we have say that something is not okay.

Terrorising of Muslims: The Ignored Epidemic

Shohana Khan | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Shohana Khan

The idea that the entire Muslim community should be watched for signs of adherence to Islam, which will then lead to potential criminal activity, underpins Prevent and the CTS Act. It would be expected that with such policies and matching rhetoric, the public would begin to see the Muslim community living by Islam as a problem, criminal community that should be ostracised.

Gaza Conflict Led To Anti-Semitic Violence On Britain's Streets

PA | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

The conflict in Gaza and Israel led to a record number of anti-Semitic hate incidents in the UK last year, figures released by a charity have shown. H...

I Am Ahmed, I Am Charlie, I Am Muslim - Let's March for Unity Not Hatred

Imran Awan | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Imran Awan

When the attackers from the Paris massacre, claimed that they were 'avenging' the dignity of the Prophet Muhammad, I was both shocked and appalled. No, No, No! Not again! This couldn't be further from the truth.

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Soars In The Capital

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

Muslim hate crime in London has shot up by almost 65% in twelve months, with spikes in violence linked not to Islamic State beheadings, but to inciden...

Europe's Problem With Far-Right Violence

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

We aim to start a conversation on how Europe can engage directly with the problem of far-right extremism. It is a conversation about solutions.

Weirdo, Mosher, Freak: The Legacy of Sophie Lancaster

Emma Watts | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

Sobriety happened immediately. As a couple of friends took him to the hospital, I remember sitting on the stairs trying to process what had just happened and being completely unable to comprehend how anyone could do something like that.

Why We Need to Love in a Time of Hate

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

The press is awash with the brutality of this world. Since I was a little girl the big topic has always been peace in the Middle East... When we become so inured to blood and gore and it fails to move us, there is the risk of being permanently desensitised.

Increased Expectations of Disabled People

Simon Stevens | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

My biggest complaint about being disabled is not that people are hostile to me, but that they are too kind to me with patronising pity, and believe me people can be harmed by kindness as much as hostility.

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Hate Crime Model

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the benefits to people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community of the hate crime approach... Here he explains why he advocates for the Merseyside model of policing prostitution.

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Soar In 2013

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in 2013, new figures have shown. Hundreds of anti-Muslim offences have been carried out across the country in ...

Why I Will Be Thinking About Petite Jasmine on December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Feis-Bryce

The issue of the laws around prostitution has once again been brought onto the news agenda by the recent decision by French politicians to adopt regre...

Gays Assaulted by Neo-Nazi Skinheads in Sao Paulo

Dan Littauer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

A gay couple was brutally attacked by groups of skinheads in the early hours of Wednesday morning as they left a gay bar in the center of São Paulo. The couple suffered head injuries and managed to identify two of their attackers after local police detained some of the suspects.

One Year On, Are Police and Crime Commissioners Delivering on Human Rights?

Emma Hutton | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Hutton

The small number of PCCs who responded to our questions stressed how important human rights are to their work, and that they see them as part of everyday policing. Encouragingly, they linked the protection of human rights to equality and justice - values that we all share.

Gay Hate Crime Victims 'Not Being Taken Seriously'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Gay hate crime victims are not coming forward because they believe police will not take them seriously, damning new research has revealed. More tha...

Not Fit For Work

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for the French company in charge of controversial fit-for-work assessments to be "sacked". Liam Byrne, the party's shadow work an...