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This report contains details of incidents of anti-Muslim hate crimes which have been reported in local and national media in the UK and which form part of our regular monitoring of such incidents for submission to the Office for Security and Co-operation in Europe. The incidents detailed here are not an exhaustive list of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the respective years. They are a compilation of incidents which we have documented from the reports carried in local and national news.

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I. Assaults or attacks on persons of Muslim Background

  1. Six teenagers charged with racially abusing mosque worshippers. Birmingham Mail28 January 2014

 

II. Attacks on Muslim Property or institutions

  1. Extremist nailed Koran to pub wall in protest against Islamic centre plans. Sunderland Echo, 24 January 2014.
  2. Birkenhead man denies mosque blasts terrorist plot. BBC News, 14 January 2014.
  3. Man charged with race attack at proposed Muslim centre. Sunderland Echo, 08 January 2014.

 

III. Verbal abuse and hate speech/social media abuse

  1. Right-wing extremists threaten to destroy Islamic centre. Croydon Guardian, 23 January 2014.
  2. Councillor suspended by Conservative party pending investigation over ‘anti-Islamic’ Facebook taunts. Enfield Independent, 21 January 2014.
  3. ‘Go on, you Muslim, die’: Lidl shop assistant abuses customer. Daily Mail, 17 January 2014.
  4. Tory MP slams BNP leafleting. Enfield Today, 14 January 2014.

I. Assaults or attacks on persons of Muslim Background

  1. Mosque leader appeals for calm after attack in Hull. The Guardian, 6 December 2013.
  2. Raw bacon thrown in Wigan service station ‘racist’ attack. BBC News, 29 November 2013.
  3. Newcastle Nurse Attacked Over Hijab. On Islam, 23 October 2013.
  4. White supremacist admits murdering pensioner and mosque attacks. ITV News, 25 October 2013.
  5. Ukrainian white supremacist launched one man race war. The Telegraph, 21 October 2013.
  6. Muslim woman wearing niqab attacked on Metro. Islamophobia Watch, 16 October 2013.
  7. Woman fined for hitting burka-wearer in Woolwich. BBC News, 4 October 2013.
  8. Three men injured in Glasgow city centre race attack. BBC News, 30 September 2013.
  9. Face veils: ‘Man tried to pull off my niqab,’ says 14-year-old. BBC News, 19 September 2013.
  10. Horrific attack on 55-year-old Muslim woman. Islamic Human Rights Commission, 1 August 2013.
  11. Golfer jailed after racist abuse and assault on Newport taxi driver. South Wales Argus, 21 July 2013.
  12. Three charged with attack on Muslim man. Uxbridge Gazette, 11 July 2013.
  13. Race attack driver: Police took 41 days to respond. The Scotsman, 5 July 2013.
  14. Racist thug from Dartford who beat up innocent man on Underground narrowly avoids jail. News Shopper, 14 June 2013.
  15. Thug tries to snatch Muslim woman’s veil. Leicester Mercury, 11 June 2013.
  16. 78-year-old Asian woman physically assaulted as she becomes latest victim of racist backlash against town’s Muslims. Bucks Herald, 5 June 2013.
  17. Lee Rigby murder sparks rise in anti-Muslim attacks at Finsbury Park Mosque. Islington Gazette, 29 May 2013.
  18. Teen charged over ‘racist’ attack. Herald Scotland, 5 May 2013.
  19. Suspected arson attack on Muslim home in Shotton. ENGAGE, 4 April 2013.
  20. Man jailed for punch attack on teenage girl in Plaistow. BBC News, 25 February 2013.
  21. Racial attack in Colchester: police appeal. Brentwood Gazette, 3 February 2013.
  22. Teenage girl, 16, pulled hijab from Muslim woman’s head and punched mother-to-be in racist attack. Daily Mail, 22 January 2013.
  23. Seven sentenced for violence after English Defence League demonstration in Cleckheaton. Dewsbury Reporter, 15 January 2013.
  24. Birmingham teen sentenced for attack outside mosque. ENGAGE, 14 January 2013.
  25. Criminals you brought to justice: Woman punched schoolboy on Hull bus and man stole CCTV camera from mosque. Hull Daily Mail, 9 January 2013.
  26. Two Asian men attacked on New Years Day, Kent News, 7th January 2013

 

II. Attacks on Muslim Property or institutions

  1. Former soldiers who firebombed mosque are jailed for six years. Daily Mail, 20 December 2013.
  2. Investigation after criminal damage to mosque. Maldon and Burnham Standard, 16 December 2013.
  3. Police issue CCTV images of man in connection with mosque attack. East Anglian Daily Times, December 16, 2013.
  4. Pig’s head stuck on a spike outside Portsmouth Islamic school. Portsmouth News, 14 December 2013.
  5. Daniel Cressey guilty of aiding Grimsby mosque attack. BBC News, 28 November 2013.
  6. Man in court on ‘pig head’ charge. Blackpool Gazette, 25 November 2013.
  7. Maidenhead mosque graffiti man Lee Hunt writes apology. BBC News, 22 November 2013.
  8. Gloucester mosque arson attack: Two men jailed. BBC News, 21 November 2013.
  9. Racist graffiti attack in Blackburn. The Blackburn Citizen, 18 November 2013.
  10. Man sentenced for painting abuse on mosque. Maidenhead Advertiser, 1 November 2013.
  11. Andrew Grindlay cleared of breaking into and damaging Jamia Mosque. Kent Online, 31 October 2013.
  12. Harlow Islamic centre arson: Four men freed from bail. BBC News, 31 October 2013.
  13. Footage released of man in connection with attempted arson attack at mosque. Luton and Dunstable Express, 29 October 2013.
  14. Extremist admits murdering Muslim man and committing mosque attacks. The Independent, 22 October 2013.
  15. PCSOs commended for investigation into racist graffiti at mosque. Maidenhead Advertiser, 17 October 2013.
  16. Mosque graffiti left worshippers in fear of attack. Leicester Mercury, October 12, 2013.
  17. Petrol can found outside Luton mosque in attempted arson attack. Luton and Dunstable Express, 04 October 2013.
  18. Weston’s ‘big racist problem’. The Weston Mercury, 1 October 2013.
  19. Wirral man to stand trial accused of mosque bomb plot. Wirral Globe, 27th September 2013.
  20. Racist jailed for attacks on Islamic centres in Plymouth and across the country. Plymouth Herald, 21 September 2013.
  21. Wayne Stilwell jailed for mosque bacon attack. BBC News, 17 September 2013.
  22. Man charged with assaulting couple after alleged South Wales mosque attack. Wales Online, 14 September 2013.
  23. Three teens arrested in connection with Harlow Islamic Centre arson attack. Harlow Star, 9 September 2013.
  24. Government ‘go home’ vans blamed for ‘racist mosque attack’ in Corby. Metro, 4 September 2013.
  25. Church-goer threatened to ‘blow up’ Shelton Mosque. The Sentinel, 3 September 2013.
  26. Harlow Islamic Centre arson attack probed. BBC News, 26 August 2013.
  27. Men fascinated by mass killer Anders Breivik targeted mosques. Western Morining News, 24 August 2013.
  28. Braintree Islamic centre attack man Geoffrey Ryan jailed. BBC News, 21 August 2013.
  29. Police investigate criminal damage at a Neath mosque. South Wales Evening Post, 10 August 2013.
  30. Huntingdon mosque attacker jailed for four weeks. Hunts Post, 7 August 2013.
  31. Man arrested after stone attack on Bletchley mosque. Milton Keynes News, 22 July 2013.
  32. Evidence of explosion found near Wolverhampton mosque. Birmingham Mail, 19 July 2013.
  33. Walsall and Tipton mosque blasts: Two men arrested. BBC News, 18 July 2013.
  34. Two men to face trial over racist graffiti charges. Maidenhead Advertiser, 16 July 2013.
  35. Vandals target Scottish mosque. Herald Scotland, 10 July 2013.
  36. Kirkcaldy Muslim centre targeted in hate crime. Fife Today, 10 July 2013.
  37. Police treat dumped pig heads at Muslim family’s home as hate crime. The Telegraph and Argus, 1 July 2013.
  38. Racist graffiti is left on mosque. Express and Star, 1 July 2013.
  39. Hunt for man behind Liverpool mosque bomb scare. Liverpool Echo, 1 July 2013.
  40. Jailed: men who attacked Poole mosque sentenced to four months in prison. Bournemouth Echo, 28 June 2013.
  41. Swastikas sprayed on mosque walls in racist attack. Redditch Standard, 26 June 2013.
  42. Youth is charged after attack at Islamic centre. Leicester Mercury, 25 June 2013.
  43. Bomb left outside Walsall’s Aisha mosque. BBC News, 23 June 2013.
  44. Rhyl mosque fire attack: ‘Racist’ John Parkin jailed. BBC News, 20 June 2013.
  45. Gloucester mosque targetted in petrol bomb attack. ENGAGE, 18 June 2013.
  46. Racist vandals paint swastika on proposed mosque site in Green Lane, Worcester Park. Surrey Comet, 11 June 2013.
  47. Bacon put through Maidenhead mosque letterbox. Maidenhead Advertiser, 11 June 2013.
  48. Islamic boarding school fire in Bromley treated as suspicious by police. The Guardian, 9 June 2013.
  49. Racist targets Muslim mother of British soldier. East Grinstead Courier and Observer, 6 June 2013.
  50. Man who smashed Huntingdon mosque window appears in court. Hunts Post, 5 June 2013.
  51. Right-wing arson attack? ‘EDL’ graffiti found after Muswell Hill mosque is burnt down amid fears of Woolwich link.The Independent, 5 June 2013.
  52. Racist graffiti at Leeds site that will be Muslim centre. Yorkshire Evening Post, 4 June 2013.
  53. Vandals daub graffiti on Pleasington cemetery prayer hall. BBC News, 31 May 2013.
  54. Police Investigate Brixton Mosque Vandalism. The Voice, 29 May 2013.
  55. Burnley racist graffiti attack is suspected backlash to Woolwich soldier killing. Asian Image, 28 May 2013.
  56. Woolwich backlash: Two arrested after Grimsby mosque attack. The Independent, 27 May 2013.
  57. Racists attack Bournemouth mosque. Bournemouth Echo, 25 May 2013.
  58. Mosque attacked with petrol bomb. BBC News, 24 May 2013.
  59. Thugs attack chicken shop run by Muslim family in Upton Park. Newham Recorder, 24 May 2013.
  60. Paint attack on city Islamic Centre. UTV News, 24 May 2013.
  61. Braintree mosque ‘attack’ man appears in court. BBC News, 24 May 2013.
  62. Two charged over alleged criminal damage to mosque in Poole. Blackmore Vale Magazine, 24 May 2013.
  63. Man charged with Gillingham mosque attack. BBC News, 23 May 2013.
  64. Bacon left at Welsh mosque as Muslim Council of Wales warns of inter-racial tensions in wake of Woolwich murder. Wales Online, 23 May 2013.
  65. Affray charges and criminal damage arrests in Agbrigg. Wakefield Express, 18 May 2013.
  66. “Dumped pig’s head was the worst insult…. and it came from another Muslim.” Birmingham Mail, 16 May 2013.
  67. VIDEO: Stevenage Muslim speaks out after mosque hate crime. The Comet, 9 May 2013.
  68. Asbo woman jailed over racist graffiti spree. getSurrey, 23 April 2013.
  69. Food thrown at Wakefield mosque during late night attack. Wakefield Express, 11 April 2013.
  70. Man pleads guilty to leaving pig’s head outside Watford mosque. Muslim News, 31 March 2013.
  71. Chipping Norton mosque plans scrapped over alleged threat. BBC News, 13 February 2013.
  72. Three in court after ‘bacon thrown at Central Mosque’. Scotsman, 4 February 2013.
  73. Women charged over racist graffiti in Woking. BBC News, 26 January 2013.
  74. Man jailed over Newbury mosque pig’s head dumping. BBC News, 23 January 2013.

III. Verbal abuse and hate speech/social media abuse

  1. Muslim EDL member fined for abusing Asians at Bradford rally. Yorkshire Post, 31 October 2013.
  2. West Ham fans turn on own Muslim supporters as they pray. Daily Mail, October 22, 2013.
  3. Man arrested over ‘racist Tube train rant’. BBC News, 20 October 2013.
  4. PM criticises ‘appalling’ campaign against mosque opening. The Telegraph, 18 October 2013.
  5. Gunman shouted racial abuse outside Asian family home. Birmingham Mail, 9 October 2013.
  6. Mother probed for Facebook post that said she hoped Muslims drowned in Italy boat disaster. Daily Mail, 8 October 2013.
  7. Mosque disturbance offender admits: I’ve been stupid. Grimsby Telegraph, 5 October 2013.
  8. Commuter who told Asian man to ‘f*** off to your own country’ found NOT GUILTY. Daily Mail, 26 September 2013.
  9. Muslim woman verbally abused by racist yob – twice in a week. Plymouth Herald, 21 September 2013.
  10. Leicester mosque latest to receive Islamophobic DVD. 18 September 2013.
  11. UKIP councillor Chris Pain to face no action on Facebook post probe. BBC News, 9 September 2013.
  12. Shaun Tuck has written an open letter to say sorry for his actions. Northwich Guardian, 2 September 2013.
  13. Internet hoax from far right-website being investigated. Darlington & Stockton Times, 2 September 2013.
  14. ‘Disgusting’ Islamophobic DVDs sent to London mosques. BBC News, 27 August 2013.
  15. Drunken pair chanted ‘EDL’. Grimsby Telegraph, 24 August 2013.
  16. Cambridge man who threatened to torch a mosque banned from city’s Islamic centres. Cambridge News, 16 August 2013.
  17. Men wanted after racial abuse on train to Barking. Barking and Dagenham Post, 12 August 2013.
  18. Thug must pay compensation to racial abuse victims. Derbyshire Times, 30 July 2013.
  19. Man who revealed tattoo of a mosque being blown up during EDL march is arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. Daily Mail, 30 July 2013.
  20. Woman fined for racist outburst while drunk on her way to EDL rally. Birmingham Mail, 22 July 2013.
  21. Facebook user jailed for Grimsby mosque comments. Grimsby Telegraph, 18 July 2013.
  22. Man avoids jail for Woolwich Facebook message. BBC, 16 July 2013.
  23. Ex Ukip councillor Eric Kitson to face no charges over offensive Facebook comments. Express and Star, 5 July 2013.
  24. Emma West Croydon tram race rant woman sentenced. BBC News, 1 July 2013.
  25. Women suffer ‘vile racist tirade’ in Worcester. BBC News, 25 June 2013.
  26. Merseyside footballer Shaun Tuck charged over Mosque tweets. Liverpool Echo, 21 June 2013.
  27. Woolwich attack: racist Facebook posts lead to suspended jail term. The Guardian, 14 June 2013.
  28. Boxer who threatened Muslims with ‘insane violence’ while posing with a gun on day of murder of Lee Rigby is jailed. Daily Mail, 12 June 2013.
  29. Manager of boxing champion Ricky Burns faces racism probe after vicious comments against Muslims appear on his Facebook page. Daily Record, 9 June 2013.
  30. Former North Yorkshire Ukip canvasser arrested over racist Facebook posts. Northern Echo, 6 June 2013.
  31. Emma West: Croydon tram race rant woman pleads guilty. BBC News, 5 June 2013.
  32. Internet troll posted messages on Facebook telling people to petrol bomb businesses run by Muslims the morning after Lee Rigby’s murder. Daily Mail, 29 May 2013.
  33. EDL activist faces jail for Hastings mosque threat. The Argus, 27 May 2013.
  34. Woolwich attack: police monitor social media after rise in racial abuse. MSN News, 25 May 2013.
  35. Two bailed after arrest over Woolwich attack Twitter comments. The Independent, 24 May 2013.
  36. Message of hate daubed on Mitcham bridge in wake of Woolwich slaughter. This is Local London, 23 May 2013.
  37. Man cautioned over comments about Muslim prayer centre plan. Asian Image, 18 May 2013.
  38. UKIP race row fury: Councillor faces sack as Facebook rants are exposed. The Mirror, 12 May 2013.
  39. Police confirm pig’s head was brandished during far right Leeds protest. Yorkshire Post, 8 May 2013.
  40. ‘Anti-Muslim’ leaflets sent to Lancashire councillors. Lancashire Evening Post, 25 April 2013.
  41. Police search for woman in racist YouTube rant. The Independent, 22 April 2013.
  42. Councillor who described all Muslims as ‘terrorists’ and asked why people should be ‘interested in black history’ apologises. Daily Mail, 18 April 2013.
  43. Tube worker posts offensive anti-Muslim taunts on Facebook. Evening Standard, 19 February 2013.
  44. Racial abuse shouted in Hartlepool Mosque. Loonwatch, 16 February 2013.
  45. Racist trolls target police Facebook page. Yellow Advertiser, 7 February 2013.
  46. Tory suspended in racism probe. Enfield Advertiser, 6 February 2013.
  47. Arrest in Demba Ba race abuse probe. BBC News, 30 January 2013.
  48. Man quits Far-Right league as Thanet Gazette expose Muslim hatred posts. Isle of Thanet Gazette, 14 January 2013.
  49. No jury consensus on trial of man who ripped-up Qur’an, National Secular Society, 9th January 2013

1. Assaults or attacks on persons of Muslim Background

  1. Woman jailed over racist assault in Glasgow play park, BBC News, 31st December 2012
  2. EDL supporters plead guilty to racist offences following protest, Islamophobia Watch, 10th December 2012
  3. Thug, 34, admits punching 16-year-old girl unconscious in shocking random street attack which was caught on CCTV, Daily Mail, 23rd November 2012
  4. Man jailed for throwing sword at Muslim men, BBC News, 17th November 2012
  5. Football star’s son sentenced for racist abuse of woman, The Sun, 8th November 2012
  6. Police hunting racist thug for street attack, Evening Times, 1st November 2012
  7. Shocking moment mother leaves her baby in pram to kick and stamp on total stranger in race attack in front of other families, Daily Mail, 1st November 2012
  8. Woman spared prison after racist attack, BBC News, 26th October 2012
  9. Melton man jailed after knife incident outside London mosque, Leicester Mercury, 16th October 2012
  10. Driver target of racist abuse during EDL protest, BBC News, 10th October 2012
  11. Man guilty of racially abusing police officer, Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express, 3rd October 2012
  12. Delivery driver who crashed his van and died after being stabbed in the neck ‘may have been victim of racist attack’, Daily Mail, 24th September 2012
  13. Bradford college student abused and spat on, Yorkshire Post, 18th September 2012
  14. Students’ racism fears after cars attacked by arson thugs in Sunderland, Sunderland Echo, 12th September 2012
  15. Racial abuse pair banned from Bulwell newsagents for five years, Nottingham Post, 24th August 2012
  16. Woman sentenced for attack on two women in headscarves, Daily Mail, 16th August 2012
  17. Muslim youth subjected to Islamophobia, racism and hate crime at chess championship, Islamic Human Rights Commission, 10th August 2012
  18. Man who attacked taxi driver avoids prison, Lancashire Evening Post, 23rd August 2012
  19. EDL member sentenced for breaking mans jaw in attack, Islamophobia Watch, 18th July 2012
  20. Blairgowrie teenager fined for racist attack on chip shop worker, The Courier, 18th July 2012
  21. Family living in fear after racist attack, The Star, 11th July 2012
  22. Man sentenced for pulling woman’s niqab from face, BBC, 4th July 2012
  23. Man who attacked Muslims banned from going near mosque, Northampton Chronicle, 29th June 2012
  24. Woman turned away from parents evening for refusing to remove niqab, Daily Mail, 24th June 2012
  25. Racial abuse witnesses (man on bicycle attacked), Plymouth Herald, 1st June 2012
  26. Woman EDL protester escaped jail term over police assault, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 23rd February 2012 (incident occurred in June 2012)
  27. Man who attached Muslim couple with scaffold pole given indeterminate prison sentence, Exeter Express and Echo, 17th May 2012
  28. Woman jailed for drunken racist assault on Muslim family, Shields Gazette, 10th May 2012
  29. Plymouth man admits racist assault on worker, Plymouth Herald, 8th May 2012
  30. Actress sentenced for racially abusing Muslim taxi driver, The Independent, 2nd May 2012
  31. Twelve EDL supporters admit public order offences after protests outside MEP’s home, Lancashire Evening Post, 27th April 2012
  32. Man forcibly removes woman’s niqab in Solihull, West Midlands Police, 17th April 2012
  33. Dewsbury man David Lee Matthews set fire to woman’s hair (and abused Asian man passing by), Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 14 April 2012
  34. EDL supporter who threatened elderly Asian men given suspended prison sentence, Halifax Courier, 10th April 2012
  35. Four locked up for slashing teen, Dewsbury Reporter, 30th March 2012
  36. Muslim man fired for having a beard, Croydon Guardian, 29th March 2012
  37. Two Saudi women in Norwich verbally and racially abused for wearing veils, Norwich Evening News, 23rd March 2012
  38. Three found guilty for attack on Muslim taxi driver, Lancashire Evening Post, 23rd March 2012
  39. Police appeal after Yorkshire EDL demo leaves trail of violence, Yorkshire Post, 21st March 2012
  40. Racist attack on 12-year-old strikes Edinburgh, Digital Journal, 20th March 2012
  41. Female shop owner and two yound daughters attacked by thugs, Daily Mail, 14th March 2012
  42. Nine people banned from Daggers ground after shouting racist abuse at children, Barking and Dagenham Post, 8th March 2012
  43. EDL member accused of threatening Muslim man, Northampton Chronicle and Echo, 6th March 2012
  44. EDL supporter banned from mosque after attacks in Dagenham follow EDL protest, Barking and Dagenham Post,28th February 2012
  45. Plymouth’s top cop ‘sickened’ as man’s leg is broken in race attack, Plymouth Herald, 25th February 2012
  46. Jail for racist thug who shouted ‘EDL’ when he attacked a taxi driver, Derby Telegraph, 30th January 2012
  47. Cumbrian man accused Muslim of ‘planning bombs’, Cumbria News and Star, 28th January 2012
  48. EDL supporter attacked family with knives, threatened to kill them, Islamophobia Watch, 27th January 2012
  49. 11 year old girl attacked for wearing headscarf, BBC, 19th January 2012
  50. Asian taxi driver attacked by drunken men, Reading Post, 9th January 2012

2. Attacks on Muslim Property or institutions

  1. Man charged in connection with pig’s head attack in Leicester, Leicester Police, 29th December 2012
  2. Racist graffiti outside Muslim family home, BBC News, 9th December 2012
  3. Boy held after ham thrown at Crawley mosque, The Independent, 27th November 2012
  4. Cross wrapped in ham left outside Muslim family home, Nottingham Post, 23rd November 2012
  5. Woman arrested for racist graffiti in view of mosque, BBC News, 15th November 2012
  6. Man launched drunken attack on Exeter mosque after watching Libya news report, Exeter Express and Echo, 1st November 2012
  7. English Defence League man released without charge in mosque graffiti investigation, Bristol Post, 18th April 2013 (incident occurred November 2012)
  8. Life sentence for Liverpool thug Ryan Doran who killed total stranger with bottle over head, Liverpool Echo, 27th October 2012
  9. Pig’s head left at Mosque is “hate crime” – police, Newbury Today, 23rd October 2012
  10. Police investigate after firework attack on mosque, Darlington and Stockton Times, 22nd October 2012
  11. Man screamed abuse at worshippers outside mosque, Leicester Mercury, 16th October 2012
  12. Man in court for racial breach of peace at Glasgow Central Mosque, Herald Scorland, 30th September 2012
  13. Police investigating hate mail to London mosque, AM980, 26th September 2012
  14. Qur’an burner jailed for racist attack revenge attack on takeaway, News and Star, 14th August 2012
  15. Man admits attack on Cheltenham mosque, Jennyenews, 9th August 2012
  16. Gatwick mosque desecrated during Ramadhan night prayers, Gatwick and Horley Mirror, 9th August 2012
  17. Cabbie’s car arsoned as he prayed in mosque, Sheffield Star, 8th August 2012
  18. Vandal attack on Horley Islamic centre, BBC News, 7th August 2012
  19. Racist vandals hit community base, Lancashire Evening Post, 28th May 2012
  20. Racist graffiti at Wakefield mosque, Wakefield Express, 23rd May 2012
  21. Muslim groups report surge in hate mail and abusive phonecalls since Rochdale sex grooming convictions,Guardian, 11th May 2012
  22. Thugs who attacked Kingston mosque are jailed, Surrey Comet, 27th April 2012
  23. Offensive graffiti as pub undergoes plans to be Islamic Communty Centre, ITV News, 26th April 2012
  24. Altrincham Islamic Centre target of several vandal attacks, Messenger Newspapers, 25th April 2012
  25. Second attack on Llanelli mosque, Islamophobia Watch, 9th April 2012
  26. Family ‘a target of race attack’ in fight outside restaurant, Western Gazette, 5th April 2012
  27. Bury Park Mosque in Luton attacked, Luton Today, 4th April 2012
  28. Three men guilty of Kingston mosque attack face jail, Epsom Guardian, 30th March 2012
  29. Drinker racially abused taxi driver, Bristol Evening Post, 9th March 2012
  30. Asian businesses targetted after sex-grooming trial commences, BBC, 24th February 2012
  31. EXPOSED: The vile racist rants of Liverpool English Defence League coordinator Kurtis Cawley, Liverpool Echo, 18th February 2012
  32. Arsonists attack Redditch Mosque, Redditch Standard, 27th January 2012
  33. Three men sentenced over mosque arson in Sussex, BBC, 6th January 2012
  34. Newcastle mosque attacked, Newcastle Herald, 5th January 2012
  35. Women to face trial for assault, Plymouth Herald, 4th January 2012

3. Verbal abuse and hate speech

  1. Ripping Koran was ‘freedom of speech,’ accused Peter Crawford tells Leicester court, Leicester Mercury, 14th December 2012
  2. Friends who racially abused staff at a Cheadle takeaway spared jail, The Sentinel, 26th November 2012
  3. Burnley teenager boasted he ‘enjoyed’ racially abusing care worker, Lancashire Telegraph, 26th November 2012
  4. Career criminal jailed for racist attack in Poplar doctor’s surgery, The Docklands and East London Advertiser, 15th November 2012
  5. Weymouth bar owner targeted with death threats and racially abusive comments in Facebook hate campaign, Dorset Echo, 14th November 2012
  6. Norwich man arrested during English Defence League march appears in court, Norwich Evening News, 10th November 2012
  7. Jobless drunk yelled racist abuse at three schoolgirls, Burton Mail, 7th November 2012
  8. Man sacked from job over inciteful Facebook comments, News and Star, 27th October 2012
  9. 20 year-old woman sentenced for racially abusive Facebook comments, Islamophobia Watch, 12th October 2012
  10. 28 arrests as police and protesters clash at EDL march, Express and Star, 29th September 2012
  11. Far-right group refer to ‘dirty pakis’ and ‘dirty Muslims’ at meeting, Isle of Thanet Gazette, 28th September 2012
  12. Racist BNP ex-councillor spared jail, BBC News, 28th September 2012
  13. Man in court over ‘Oslo-style’ bomb threats, Shields Gazette, 26th September 2012
  14. Racist gran given lifetime ASBO, Southern Daily Echo, 25th September 2012
  15. Police investigating racist comments about Muslim community centre, Hereford Times, 20th September 2012
  16. EDL supporter in court over racist tweets, Islamophobia Watch, 19th September 2012
  17. Malcolm Swift pleads guilty to racist abuse and causing actual bodily harm, York Press, 17th September 2012
  18. Railway station racists ordered to pay £6k, Middlesborough Evening Gazette, 15th September 2012
  19. Racist pensioner appealing ASBO, Daily Mail, 11th September 2012
  20. BNP councillor found guilty of racism, BBC News, 5th September 2012
  21. Man arrested for Praising Anders Breivik on Facebook, Daily Mail, 31st August 2012
  22. Man charged over Southampton mosque bomb hoax, BBC News, 14th August 2012
  23. No action taken over ‘offensive’ BNP leaflets, Luton on Sunday, 12th August 2012
  24. Ned fined for racist outburst, Pailsey Daily Express, 6th August 2012
  25. Threatening chants at EDL demo, Essex Chronicle, 26th July 2012
  26. Two in court after Dewsbury EDL demo, Dewsbury Reporter, 15th July 2012
  27. SDL supporter sentenced for racist Facebook posts, STV, 17th July 2012
  28. Bloggers target of online racist abuse, The Guardian, 11th July 2012
  29. Man arrested for racist public order offence at National Front demo, South Wales Evening Post, 9th July 2012
  30. EDL supporter threatens Muslims on Facebook, Islamophobia Watch, 9th July 2012
  31. Grandmother given ASBO after sending racist leaflets about Muslims and Jews, The Portsmouth News, 30th June 2012
  32. Two men spared jail for posting Islamophobic comments on Facebook, South Wales Argus, 21st June 2012
  33. Man incited rioting and attacking Muslims on Facebook, Southern Daily Echo, 20th June 2012
  34. Man sentenced for threatening to burn down mosque on Facebook, Bury Free Press, 8th June 2012
  35. UKIP candidate describes Qur’an as worse than Mein Kampf, Political Scrapbook, 1st May 2012
  36. Sheffield UKIP candidate removed over Breivik blog post, BBC, 1st May 2012
  37. BNP candidate posts racist comments about Muslims on Facebook, Islamophobia Watch, 30th April 2012
  38. Race hate crimes increasing in North East, Evening Chronicle, 28th April 2012
  39. London Elects publishes BNP anti-Islam material, Islamophobia Watch, 26th April 2012
  40. EDL supporter arrested for ‘Oslo-style’ attack threat on Facebook, Daily Mail, 23rd April 2012
  41. Five suspected EDL supporters arrested for alleged racism on social networks, Yorkshire Post, 19th April 2012
  42. EDL trainee Olympics Security Officer appears to encourage shooting Muslims, EDL News, 17th April 2012
  43. BNP distributing anti-Muslim campaign leaflets, Islamophobia Watch, 16th April 2012
  44. Lincoln BNP candidate arrested over ‘racist images’ on Facebook page, Lincolnshire Echo, 12th April 2012
  45. Leicestershire councillor facing probe over message criticising Muslims, Leicester Mercury, 6th April 2012
  46. Youth football manager denies posting anti-Muslim comments on Facebook, Portsmouth News, 19th March 2012
  47. Man jailed for anti-Muslim posters in flat window, Gainsborough Target, 9th March 2012
  48. Chef sentenced after racist rant at owner of takeaway, Turkish Delight, Southport Visiter, 1st March 2012
  49. Woman hurls racial abuse at asian passengers on London underground, London Evening Standard, 6th February 2012
  50. Lib Dem councillor makes Islamophobic comments, Political Scrapbook, 5th January 2012

1. Assaults or attacks on persons of Muslim Background

  1. Man who urinated on Muslim’s trainers found guilty of religiously-aggravated common assault, Get Bracknell, 19th December 2011
  2. Male gang abuse Muslim woman in Telford, Shropshire Star, 1st December 2011
  3. Muslim graduate alleges racist attack by police, Metro, 17th November 2011
  4. Woman pleads guilty to racially aggravated abuse of Muslim woman, Ilford Recorder, 14th November 2011
  5. Muslim man attacked by three men on way to mosque, Fulham Chronicle, 9th November 2011
  6. Ahmadiyya book stall attacked by EDL, Halesowen News, 17th October 2011
  7. Teen who attacked pensioner outside mosque given three years, BBC, 6th October 2011
  8. Teen admits violent attack on elderly Muslim man in Kilmarnock, Kilmarnock Standard, 16th September 2011
  9. Man attacked on way to mosque in Essex, Echo, 22nd August 2011
  10. 71 year old man sustains serious facial injuries after attack as he opened mosque, Cumnock Chronicle, 15th July 2011
  11. Prison sentence for man who ripped burqa from woman’s head, The Courier, 13th July 2011
  12. Muslim man faces religious discrimination from boss including offensive, derogatory and Islamophobic email circulation, Muslim News, 27th May 2011
  13. Salma Yaqoob recieves racist and threatening emails from extremists, Birmingham Post, 25th May 2011
  14. Gainsborough man convicted with racially aggravated harrasment of Muslims, Gainsborough Standard, 16th May 2011
  15. Off-duty Muslim police officer assaulted in Lincoln, This is Lincolnshire, 6th May 2011
  16. Babar Ahmad assaulted by police during forced raid, Reuters, 4th May 2011
  17. Muslim woman attacked by gang of school girls, Sutton Guardian, 21st April 2011
  18. Muslim family attacked because woman wore headscarf, Herald Scotland, 17th April 2011
  19. Muslim girl sustains facial injuries after attack for refusal to remove headscarf, Press TV, 13th April 2011
  20. Police probe racist bullying of Muslim school girl, Manchester Evening News, 13th April 2011
  21. New research claims veiled Muslim women are under attack, University of Leicester, 4th April 2011
  22. Man fined for racist abuse at Muslims, Scotsman, 18th March 2011
  23. Man gets ten year CRASBO for racially aggravated threats towards Muslims including children, Lincolnshire Police, 10th March 2011

2. Attacks on Muslim Property or institutions

  1. Drunk woman smashes mosque window in Tyneside, Shields Gazette, 23rd December 2011
  2. Soldier sentenced to 10 years for attempted mosque arson, Mail on Sunday, 9th December 2011
  3. Muslim family move on as abusers are punished, Leicester Mercury, 8th December 2011
  4. British soldier in court over mosque arson attack plan, The Sentinel, 6th December 2011
  5. Mosque to get CCTV after aggressive entry and racist abuse of elderly women, Llanelli Star, 23rd November 2011
  6. West Midlands mosque vandalised on Remembrance Day, Suite 101, 15th November 2011
  7. Stockport mosque vandalised, Stockport Express, 10th November 2011
  8. Three sentenced for attack on Hartlepool mosque, BBC, 3rd October 2011
  9. Four Redbridge mosque attackers jailed, Ilford Recorder, 28th September 2011
  10. Southend mosque attacked, Southend Standard, 27th September 2011
  11. Two mosques vandalised in Milton Keynes, MK News, 26th September 2011
  12. Man who nailed bacon to mosque door goes free after mosque asks for leniency, Shields Gazette, 24th September 2011
  13. Two EDL protesters aggressive and damage property in kebab shop, Kent Online, 19th September 2011
  14. Bournville college attacked after rumours claim it’s a mosque, Birmingham Mail, 16th September 2011
  15. Two men admit attack on Hartlepool Mosque, Asian Image, 16th September 2011
  16. Things thrown and verbal abuse in attack on Newcastle mosque, Evening Chronicle, 9th August 2011
  17. Youth throw stones at and verbally abuse 90 year-old man on his way to mosque, Kidderminster Shuttle, 27th July 2011
  18. Sunderland mosque attacked with racist graffiti, Sunderland Echo, 27th July 2011
  19. Luton mosque spray painted and vandalised, Socialist Worker, 23rd July 2011
  20. Pig’s head thrown on site of proposed mosque, MK News, 6th July 2011
  21. Man who defiled Bristol mosque claims it was ‘retaliation’ for poppy burning, Bristol Evening Post, 22nd June 2011
  22. Number of mosques recieving suspicious packages, London Evening Standard, 17th June 2011
  23. Windows of news mosque building smashed, BBC, 31st May 2011
  24. Chorley Moque daubed with racist graffiti and Qur’an descrated, Lancashire Telegraph, 25th May 2011
  25. Three arrested after Darlington mosque disturbances, The Northern Echo, 14th May 2011
  26. Man admits daubing Muslim World League Building with EDL and image of a cross, Camden New Journal, 28th April 2011
  27. Three convicted over anti-Muslim graffiti, Northern Echo, 28th April 2011
  28. Twenty Muslim graves attacked, BBC, 22nd April 2011
  29. Two men arrested over racist and anti-Islamic graffit near Mosque, Wirral Globe, 18th April 2011
  30. Epson man convicted for mosque attack including throwing beer and urinating on Muslims, Your Local Guardian, 7th April 2011
  31. Prison for National Front supporter and ex-soldier for mosque bomb threat, BBC, 6th April 2011
  32. Violent attack at Redbridge mosque and congregates, Guardian, 6th April 2011
  33. Two men charged with arson with intent to endanger life after mosque fire, BBC, 25th March 2011
  34. Ipswich church planned to be Muslim-run community centre for all burnt down, Evening Star, 9th March 2011
  35. EDL member pleads guilty to religiously aggravated harrasment and theft of the Quran from Carlisle Library, News and Star, 24th March 2011
  36. Kent memorial bridge defaced with anti-Muslim slogans incuding “kill Muslims”, Kent Online, 16th February 2011
  37. Small Heath Islamic school receives firebomb threats after TV documentary, Birmingham Post, Feb 16th 2011
  38. Three men charged with Haywards Heath mosque arson, BBC, 14th February 2011
  39. Muslim centre site target of arson, Flintshire Chronicle, 10th February 2011
  40. Luton homes attacked after EDL march, Socialist Worker, 6th February 2011
  41. Pork and bacon thrown at Muslim buildings and homes, Chronicle Live, 1st February 2011
  42. Arson attack on Muslim-owned halal food shop, two men and baby injured, Daily Echo, 28th January 2011
  43. Hemel Hempstead mosque target of vandalism, Hemel Today, 12th January 2011
  44. Man charged over Leicester mosque attack, BBC, 11th January 2011

3. Verbal abuse and hate speech

  1. Woman’s racist rant on London bus, Daily Mail, 14th December 2011
  2. Racist woman abuses ethnic minority passengers on London tram, BBC, 28th November 2011
  3. South Shields man convicted of running religious hate campaign against Muslims, Evening Chronicle, 20th May 2011
  4. BNP candidate Nancy Shaw-Farmer refuses to apologise for vile and racist comments against Pakistanis and Muslims on Facebook page, Lancashire Telegraph, 4th May 2011
  5. UKIP by-election candidate writes series of of offensive blogs during election campaign, ENGAGE, 3rd May 2011
  6. BNP candidate under fire for racist messages about Muslims on Facebook and using abusive language, Western Mail, 28th April 2011
  7. Qur’an burning football steward quits after investigation into employee support, News and Star, 23rd April 2011
  8. BNP leaflets referred to Electoral Commission for false claim that there are “more Muslims in the UK than Scots”,Herald Scotland, 17th April 2011
  9. Racist Leaflets delivered to Millom residents, North West Evening Maill, 15th April 2011
  10. Qur’an burning inquiry continues after case withdrawn, BBC, 15th April 2011
  11. Campaign against Camberley mosque described as ‘irresponsible scaremongering’, Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2011
  12. Engage lodges complaint with ECHR and Metropolitan Police over Melanie Phillips ‘Armchair Barbarism’ article,ENGAGE, 17th March 2011
  13. Labour Councillor suspended after racist and offensive email sent, The Enquirer, 14th February 2011
  14. Two EDL members arrested after publishing online racist and inflammatory comments about Muslims, This is Devon, 10th February 2011
  15. Alternative Vote referendum campaigner sacked for Islamophobic tweet, London Evening Standard, 2nd February 2011
  16. Not enough evidence to prosecute for Qur’an burning in Gateshead, BBC, 21st January 2011
  17. Church magazine under fire after highly Islamophobic article published, This is Kent, 14th January 2011

1. Assaults or attacks on persons of Muslim Background

Veiled woman refused bus ride- BBC, 23rd July 2010

Muslim reverts face physical and verbal Islamophobic abuse, The Times, 29th May 2010

 

2. Attacks on Muslim Property or institutions

Kingston Mosque attacked, including urination in foyer and windows smashed, Surrey Comet, 21st November 2010

Pig’s head hung on gates of planned Islamic centre, Evening Chronicle, 11th November 2010

Muslim-owned shop sprayed with swastika and car burned, Lancashire Telegraph, 20th September 2010

Pig’s head stuck on gates of North London Central Mosque, Islington Gazette, 19th July 2010

 

3. Verbal abuse and hate speech

BNP activist distributes leaflets claiming Muslims are responsible for heroine trade, BBC, 21st June 2010