Hate Crimes

LGBT+ Education Saves Lives, So Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Elly Barnes | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Elly Barnes

While the world continues to fragment, inclusivity remains powerful, crossing both religious and political lines. We've found the work accomplished in faith schools to be the best example of this - two of this year's best practice schools identify as 99% Muslim, and have celebrated the diverse expressions of sexual orientation and gender identity that are present in the UK. It's this kind of grass roots, hands on, intersectional approach that really serves to make a difference...

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

Swansea to Host Its First Islamophobia Conference

Robiu Salisu | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Robiu Salisu

The Swansea says NO to Islamophobia event will take place on March 20th day before the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Over 200 people are expected to attend this event and with the Welsh Assembly election set for May 6th Swansea MEND will be looking to address and work with political parties and candidates to tackle Islamophobia in Wales.

The Woman Who Rose Above the Hate

Richard Reoch | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK
Richard Reoch

"I have the sincere belief that if people get to know each other, one on one, that they'll stop being afraid of each other, and we'll be able to get rid of all this hate in the world," said Rose Hamid, the 56-year-old Muslim flight attendant who stood up in silence during Donald Trump's campaign rally last week - and was ejected.

Don't Make Tyson Fury a Free Speech Martyr

Andrew Doyle | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Sport
Andrew Doyle

So don't worry about Tyson Fury. He's an unreconstructed moron whose opinions count for nothing. And if you think I'd say any of this to his face, you must be out of your mind.

People In London Are Responding In A Tragically Predictable Way To Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK

Islamophobic offences in London have soared in the wake of the Paris attacks. Shocking figures from the Metropolitan Police revealed that incidents...

Finsbury Park Mosque Arson Attempt Treated As 'Hate Crime' By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

Police are hunting for a man in a "white hooded top" who tried to set a north London mosque on fire, before fleeing on a moped in an incident they are...

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.

FYI

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.