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Hate Crimes 2014

I. Assaults or attacks on persons of Muslim Background
  1. Jail for Leeds thug who threw can of alcohol over Muslim woman. Yorkshire Evening Post, 6 December 2014
  2. ‘I am not a bomber – look beyond my hijab’. The Portsmouth News, 8 December 2014
  3. Deansgate Hilton race-rant bride Kirsty Bigland is spared jail. Daily MailManchester Evening News, 9 December 2014
  4. Man admits spitting at Muslim woman at Cabot Circus. BBC News, 11 December 2014
  5. Assaults on Asian women in Walthamstow. This is Local London, 12 December 2014.
  6. Police hunt four white men over racist attacks on young Asian women in Walthamstow. London Evening Standard, 12 December 2014
  7. Isle of Wight EDL leader in court over coffee shop incidents. Isle of Wight Country Press, 18 December 2014
  8. Imam who was blinded in one eye after assault says he forgives attackers. Hull Daily Mail, 28 December 2014.
  9. Man wanted for racist attack after Farnworth EDL march. Islamophobia Watch and Bolton News, 15 January 2014
  10. Six teenagers charged with racially abusing mosque worshippers. Birmingham Mail28 January 2014.
  11. Four charged after Pilton racist attack. Edinburgh News, 11 February 2014.
  12. Jail for James Carpenter, Benjamin Gordon and Daniel White after racist taunts at victim Sarfaraz Khan in Folkestone. Kent Online, 17 February 2014.
  13. Gang jailed for attack on restaurant staff. The Cambridge News,  19 February 2014.
  14. Man suffers face and shoulder injuries after being assaulted in racial attack in Glasgow’s city centre. Daily Record, 25 February 2014
  15. Taxi driver ‘scared for his life’ after attack and racial abuse in Bacup. Rossendale Free Press, 27 February 2014
  16. Man’s nose broken after alleged racially aggravated assault. Get Bucks, 11 March 2014.
  17. Bristol police investigating racist attack in Poundstretcher, Bedminster. Bristol Post, 20 March 2014.
  18. Three men held after Asian man left seriously hurt in racist attack. Herald Scotland, 6 April 2014.
  19. Police seek man after railway station attack. The Telegraph and Argus, 24 April 2014.
  20. Teenagers ‘terrorised’ Muslim community in town. Express and Star, 30 April 2014
  21. Boy, 12, taken to hospital after racist attack by teenager in street. STV, 13 May 2014.
  22. Racists target north Belfast home – and then return to attack its occupants. The Guardian, 1 June 2014 and Belfast Telegraph.
  23.  Pakistani man vows to flee Northern Ireland after race-hate attacks, blaming anti-Islamic atmosphere. Islamophobia Watch, 2 June 2014.
  24. Thug who smashed elderly Muslim man’s skull in Uxbridge racist attack has sentence cut. Get West London, 4 June 2014.
  25. Teenager who shattered 79-year-old’s skull during brutal racist attack has sentence REDUCED. The Daily Mirror, 6 June 2014
  26. Fatal Attack Victim Was Wearing Muslim Dress. Sky News, 18 June 2014
  27. Essex Muslim student murder, statements from local MP and PCC. 19 June 2014.
  28. Horror as Imam is attacked on his way home from mosque. Derby Telegraph, 27 June 2014 and Burton Mail, 28 June 2014
  29. Police appeal for fresh information on Hull imam attack. BBC News, 3 July 2014.
  30. Muslim girl spat at and racially abused in Bristol city centre. The Bristol Post, 17 July 2014
  31. Middle East events impact on anti-Muslim hate crime in the UK. Bristol Post, 24 July 2014.
  32. Bristol Muslim woman’s shock at being spat at and verbally abused. Islamophobia Watch and Bristol Post, 24 July 2014.
  33. Muslim spitting incident: police release CCTV images of suspect, Islamophobia Watch. Bristol Post, 28 July 2014.
  34. Avon and Somerset Police arrest man over alleged racist spitting incident. Bristol Post and Western Gazette, 31 July 2014.
  35. Faruk Ali attack allegation: Two police officers facing charges. BBC News, 6 August 2014
  36. Two officers suspended after alleged attack on autistic Muslim man. The Daily MailBBC and The Daily Telegraph, 6 August 2014.
  37. Elswick racist jailed after family driven out of their new home.  The Chronicle, 10 August 2014
  38. Muslim woman’s niqab pulled from her face by Belgium diplomat.  The Times, 19 August and The Daily Mail, 20 August 2014.
  39. Prisoners sent letter bombs in race hate campaign waged from within prison walls. BBC NewsDaily Telegraph 4 September 2014, Yorkshire Post, ExaminerHalifax Courier, 5 September 2014 and Hull Daily Mail, 6 September 2014.
  40. Man charged for assaulting Muslim woman in Bristol. BBC News, 24 September 2014.
  41. Racist thugs attack Laindon boy, age 12. Basildon Recorder and Southend Echo, 1 October 2014 .
  42. ‘Muslim men are raping women’ – investment banker caught on camera launching racist rant on train. Islamophobia Watch and Daily Mirror, 14 October 2014.
  43. Racist Darwen teen jailed for throwing pot noodle at Asian boys walking home from Mosque. Lancashire Telegraph, 15 October 2014
  44. Cabbie scarred for life after alleged race-hate stabbing. Daily MirrorRochdale Online and Manchester Evening News, 29 October 2014
  45. Man given community sentence for ripping niqab from Muslim woman. BBC News and STV News, 31 October 2014.
  46. Woman who had her veil ripped off her face hits out after sheriff allows racist attacker to dodge jail. The Daily Record, 1 November 2014
  47. Muslim student’s headscarf torn off as she’s branded ‘terrorist p*ki’. Islamophobia Watch and Mancunian Matters, 5 November 2014.
  48. IRR. Car wash worker describes horror of racist attack. St. Helens Star, 7 November 2014
  49. Cab company cars damaged after rumours of drivers telling passengers to ‘remove poppies’. The Weston Mercury, 11 November 2014
  50. Newlywed couple on charges after racial assault on hotel security guard. Daily Mail and Manchester Evening News, 11 November 2014.
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II. Attacks on Muslim Property or institutions
  1. Drunk soldier who hit Parkway mosque spared jail. Braintree and Witham Times, 4 December 2014
  2. Accrington mosque suffers fire damage after caravan parked outside is torched. Islamophobia Watch. Accrington Observer, 17 December 2014.
  3. Man charged with race attack at proposed Muslim centre. Sunderland Echo, 08 January 2014.
  4. Birkenhead man denies mosque blasts terrorist plot. BBC News, 14 January 2014.
  5. Extremist nailed Koran to pub wall in protest against Islamic centre plans. Sunderland Echo, 24 January 2014.
  6. Man apologises for conduct after nailing Qur’an to pub wall. Asian Image, 12 February 2014.
  7. Far-right group member apologises for Muslim centre attack.  Asian Image, 12 February 2014
  8. BNP activist Adam Walker loses Michael Gove teaching ban challenge. BBC News, 14 February 2014
  9. Racist gang sentenced for ‘completely and utterly disgraceful’ attack on Cambridge restaurant days after Lee Rigby murder.  Cambridge News, 19 February 2014
  10. Neath mosque attack: Steven Davies jailed for 22 months. BBC News, 26 February 2014
  11. Six arrested after firework was thrown at centre for Islam in Whitley Bay. The Chronicle, 7 March 2014
  12. Milton Keynes mosque arson: Man charged. ITV, 8 March 2014 and  BBC News, 9 March 2014
  13. Michael Piggin terror plot trial shown anti-Muslim video. BBC News, 20 March 2014
  14. A Nazi-sympathiser convicted of planning to blow up mosques. Daily Mail, The Mirror, Wirral Globe, Liverpool Echo and ITV News, 25 March 2014
  15. Soldier charged with attack on Chelmsford mosque. Chelmsford Weekly News, 25 March 2014.
  16. Islamophobia at King’s: Muslim prayer room signs vandalised at Guy’s campus. Roar News, 28 March 2014
  17. Soldier denies criminal damage and theft at mosque charges. Chelmsford Weekly News, 13 April 2014
  18. Man charged with racially aggravated criminal damage after attacking mosque. Sunderland Echo, 19 April 2014.
  19. Mosque vandal went on anti-Islamic rant in police station. Sunderland Echo, 19 April 2014
  20. Islamic education centre hit in £10,000 arson attack. Western Morning News, 27 April 2014
  21. Security guard ‘found bacon in mosque’. Edinburgh Evening News, 28 April 2014
  22. Merseyside mosque bomb plotter Ian Forman jailed. Wirral Globe, The Guardian, Manchester Evening News, Daily Mail and BBC News, 1 May 2014
  23. Milton Keynes mosque fire: Richard Bevington jailed for arson. Islamophobia Watch and BBC News, 2 May 2014
  24. Racists target north Belfast home – and then return to attack its occupants. Guardian, 1 June 2014.
  25. Pair guilty of mosque incident. Edinburgh News and Herald Scotland, 3 May 2014
  26. Bangor men jailed for ‘vile, unprovoked’ racist attack on Kuwaiti student. Daily Post, 6 May 2014
  27. Britain First targets East London mosque in Bible campaign. The Times, 19 May 2014.
  28. Arsonists torch community arts centre in ‘racist’ attack. ITV News and  Birmingham Mail 21 May 2014
  29. Pair wrapped bacon around door handles of Edinburgh mosque. STV News, 20 June 2014
  30. Britain First members tell Kent Muslims to withdraw mosque planning application. Kent Online, 3 July 2014.
  31. Warrington mosque vandalised in Ramadan. Liverpool Echo and Warrington Worldwide, 8 July 2014.
  32. Britain First ‘invades’ Crayford Mosque, protests against ‘segregated entrances’. Independent 15 July 2014, News Shopper, 14 July 2014 and Asian Image, 16 July 2014.
  33. CCTV image of suspects connected to Warrington mosque attack released. Warrington Guardian and Warrington Worldwide, 14 July 2014.
  34. Heartless thieves steal plants from mosque during Ramadan. The Chester Chronicle, 28 July 2014
  35. Ellesmere Port ‘mosque’ subject to racist attack by alcoholic. Islamophobia WatchThe Mirror and The Chester Chronicle, 8 August 2014
  36. Racist vandals target Muslim graves in Chadderton Cemetery. Manchester Evening News, 18 August 2014 and ITV News
  37. Man charged over ‘racist’ mosque attack following CCTV appeal. Islamophobia WatchWarrington Guardian, 29 August 2014
  38. Racist letter bomb plot prisoners sentenced. BBC News, 4 September 2014
  39. Arson attack on Islamic centre. BBC NewsITV News, 6 September 2014
  40. Fine over racist mosque rant after soldier murder. Edinburgh Evening News, 11 September 2014
  41. Arrest as Rotherham mosque attacked. ITV News, 13 September 2014
  42. Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre suffers thousands of pounds of damage in ‘devastating’ Cardiff raid. Wales Online, 15 September 2014
  43. Vandals forced Cardiff mosque to shut, Islamophobia WatchITV News, 16 September 2014.
  44. Town centre mosque burgled. Rotherham Advertiser, 18 September 2014
  45. Man, 34, arrested over arson attack on minibus at Manchester mosque. Islamophobia Watch, BBC NewsManchester Evening News, 23 September 2014
  46. Police appeal after break-in at mosque. The Blackpool Gazette, 24 September 2014
  47. Pig’s head found outside Chester mosque. Chester Chronicle, 23 October 2014.
  48. Police plea for information regarding pig’s head left outside Ellesmere Port mosque. The Chester Chronicle, 28 October 2014
  49. Serving soldier admits breaking into mosque and stealing Qur’an. Islamophobia Watch. Essex Chronicle, 6 November 2014.
  50. Poppy row sees taxi firm investigate. Weston Mercury, 11 November 2014
  51. Four men in court for ‘pig’s head’ charge. Blackpool Gazette, 15 November 2014
  52. Four sentenced for throwing pig’s head into Blackpool mosque. Mirror, November 17 2014. Blackpool Gazette,18 November 2014. Islamophobia WatchMail On Sunday and Daily Star, 19 November 2014.
  53. Mosque attackers jailed. The Blackpool Gazette, 18 November 2014
  54. Vandals scrawl swear word on Portsmouth mosque wall. The Portsmouth News, 18 November 2014
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III. Verbal abuse and hate speech/social media abuse
  1. Two men fined for Facebook threats to “torch” and “blow up” mosque in Bolton. The Bolton News, 4 December 2014.
  2. Men fined 600 for threatening to torch and blow up Astley Bridge mosque on Facebook. Islamophobia Watch and The Bolton News, 5 December 2014
  3. ‘Vile bigot’ sent faeces-smeared cards to Cornwall Islamic Community Centre. Islamophobia Watch and This is the West Country, 5 December 2014.
  4. Disabled EDL supporter who burned a copy of the Koran jailed after battling police while on crutches. Islamophobia Watch and Daily Mirror, 11 December 2014.
  5. Four EDL members jailed after violent city centre clash. ITV News, 12 December 2014
  6. Middlesbrough fan Julie Phillips banned from every ground. BBC News, 16 December 2014
  7. Blackburn man speaking to police told onlookers he would burn down their mosque. Lancashire Telegraph, 17 December 2014
  8. Bigot Eric King who was spared jail for Islam hate mail says he will continue to share his views online. West Briton, 17 December 2014
  9. Isle of Wight EDL leader pleads guilty to ‘racially or religiously aggravated harassment without violence’ charge. Isle of Wight County Press,18 December 2014.
  10. 19-year-old released on bail after alleged Koran-burning video. Islamophobia Watch and Yorkshire Standard, 29 December 2014.
  11. Tory MP slams BNP leafleting. Enfield Today, 14 January 2014.
  12. Nick de Bois condemned leaflet distributed by British National Party. This Is Local London, 16 January 2014 
  13. ‘Go on, you Muslim, die’: Lidl shop assistant abuses customer.  Daily Mail, 17 January 2014
  14. Man in court for racist ‘tirade’ outside Scottish mosque. The Herald, 19 February 2014.
  15. Councillor suspended by Conservative party pending investigation over ‘anti-Islamic’ Facebook taunts. Enfield Independent, 21 January 2014.
  16. Right-wing extremists threaten to destroy Islamic centre. Islamophobia WatchCroydon Advertiser 22 January 2014 and  Croydon Guardian, 23 January 2014.
  17. SDL member posted Facebook call for arson attack on Edinburgh Central Mosque. Islamophobia Watch and Scottish Television, 31 January 2014.
  18. Legoland is blasted for ‘Muslim day. Windsor Express, 14 February 2014
  19. Soldier in court over racist Facebook post. BBC News, 13 February 2014 and the Daily Mirror, 14 February 2014.
  20. Man in court for racist ‘tirade’ outside Scottish mosque. The Herald, 19 February 2014.
  21. Arrest over alleged MSP racial abuse. Herald Scotland, 20 February 2014.
  22. Muslim groups demand apology from Daily Mail over Littlejohn article. The Guardian, 21 February 2014
  23. Mikaeel Kular: Man pleads guilty over racist tweets.  BBC News, 24 February 2014
  24. Man sentenced for Facebook threat to blow up Edinburgh mosque. BBC, 28 February 2014.
  25. Football fan ripped up pages of the Koran while telling steward at away game ‘we hate Muslims’. Daily Mail, 28 February 2014
  26. Derek Phin jailed for mosque threat after Lee Rigby murder. BBC News, 28 February 2014
  27. Islamophobia row Tory kicked out of party. Islamophobia watch, 28 February 2014
  28.  Twitter taunts land ex-UKIP candidate teaching ban. The Scotsman, 10 March 2014
  29.  Soldier gets suspended jail sentence for ‘disgusting’ racist comment on death of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular. BBC and Daily Mirror, 11 March 2014
  30. German Princess in court for ‘kill Muslims’ threat. Daily Record, March 11 2014.
  31.  Far-right group Britain First told to ‘stay out of Blackburn’. Blackburn Citizen, 14 March 2014
  32. ‘Moronic’ Joshua Bonehill-Paine admits Leicester pub hoax. BBC News, 15 March 2014
  33. Fascist group entering mosques and handing out inflammatory literature. Asian Image, 21 March 2014
  34. Former Army trainee ‘may lose hand’ after explosion at parents’ home. The Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2014 
  35. Five charged with racial abuse after Thatcham protest. Local Berkshire and BBC News, 11 April 2014
  36.  Ukip in racism row after candidate describes Mo Farah as ‘African’. The Guardian, 20 April 2014
  37. Star of Ukip advert suspended for calling Miliband ‘not British’, attacking ‘evil’ Islam and saying Africans should ‘kill themselves’. Daily Mail, 24 April 2014
  38.  UKIP probe over candidate’s apparent homophobic and racist comments on Twitter and Facebook. Daily Mail, 27 April 2014
  39.  Stands By ‘Women Stay At Home’ Official. Sky News, 25 April 2014
  40. Holy Turf War (Mob racially abused Muslim family and made threats of violence outside Old Bailey during Rigby murder sentencing) Vice News, 22 April 2014
  41.  Lenny Henry racism row candidate quits UKIP. BBC News, 29 April 2014
  42. Liberty GB’s leader arrested for racial harassment. BBC, Daily Mail, TelegraphAsian Image and Western Daily Press, 29 April 2014
  43.  Ban Islam and knock down all mosques, urges Ukip candidate. The Times, 30 April 2014
  44.  UKIP members face expulsion. The Argus, 30 April 2014
  45.  Camden Ukip chairman says ‘Islam is organised crime’ comment is ‘backed up by Quran’. Hampstead and Highgate Express, 30 April 2014
  46.  Wikipedia edit from government computer added Muslim insult. BBC News, 30 April 2014
  47.  Two female football fans guilty of ripping up pages from the Koran while chanting racist songs about Muslims. Daily Mail, 1 May 2014
  48. ‘Knock down mosques’ rant of candidate. Oldham Chronicle, 2 May 2014
  49. Ukip Candidate Julia Reid Distances Herself From ‘Ban Islam’ Retweet. Huffington Post, 6 May 2014 
  50. Police investigate far-right ‘invasions’ of Bradford and Glasgow mosques. The Guardian, 13 May 2014 
  51. Brent Ukip candidate calls Muslims “sex-slave groomers” and “totalitarian”. London 24, 15 May 2014
  52. Man admits racially abusing SNP MSP Humza Yousaf. The Scotsman, 15 May 2015.
  53.  Pastor James McConnell’s Islamic remarks investigated by police. BBC News, 21 May 2014
  54. Northern Irish pastor investigated for hate speech. Belfast Telegraph, 22 May 2014.
  55.  Far right Britain First’s Brick Lane march ends in violence. East London Advertiser, 23 May 2014 
  56. NI’s First Minister apologises for defending ‘hate speech’ pastor. BBC News 28 May and the Belfast Telegraph, 29 May 2014.
  57. Peter Robinson makes public apology for causing offence to Muslims. The Guardian, Belfast TelegraphBBC, Telegraph, The Times and The Belfast Telegraph, 3 June 2014 .
  58. Drunk German princess made racist comments about ‘killing Muslims’ at Scottish college’s Oktoberfest party. Daily Mail, 26 June 2014
  59. Angry protesters shout abuse as they storm out of Astley Bridge mosque planning meeting. The Bolton News, 3 July 2014
  60. Teenager arrested over alleged mosque threat on Facebook. Islamophobia Watch and Bolton News, 12 July 2014.
  61. Britain First ‘invade’ Crayford mosque demanding removal of ‘sexist’ signs. News Shopper, 14 July 2014 
  62. Wrexham man: ‘I’m a racist and I kill Muslims’. The Wrexham Leader, 17 July 2014
  63. Ex-football starlet fined £1000 for terror attack Facebook jibe. BBC and The Daily Record, 18 July 2014 
  64. Courageous bus passenger praised for speaking out against ‘racist rant’. Newbury today, 22 July 2014
  65. Israel condemned over ‘European terror’ propaganda tweets.  Daily Telegraph, 26 July 2014
  66. Racist thug jailed for two anti-Muslim incidents in Newcastle. The Chronicle, 10 August 2014.
  67.  Torfaen councillor defiant as Facebook post branded ‘anti-muslim’.  South Wales Argus, 20 August 2014 
  68. Former BBC presenter posts foul-mouthed rant about ‘Rotherham p*kis’. Small World News Service, 29 August 2014 
  69. Police investigate as semi-naked man in homemade burka does ice bucket challenge video outside Zakariyya Mosque in Daubhill. The Bolton News, 10 September 2014
  70. Councillor sparks row with headscarf comment to Muslim politician.  Birmingham Mail, 11 September 2014 
  71. Teacher suspended over alleged comment about Muslim student’s headscarf. Islamophobia Watch and Bolton News, 13 September 2014.
  72. Dozen arrests at mass far-right protest rally. The Yorkshire Post, 14 September 2014
  73. Outrage as racist thug is fined just £300 after vile tirade against two Asian men on a bus. Daily Record, 21 September 2014
  74.  ‘Disgust’ in Rotherham over anti-Islam comments on police Facebook page.  The Yorkshire Post, 22 September 2014 
  75.  Man fined £300 for racist tirade on bus. Daily Record, The Mirror 21 September 2014 and Morning Star Online, 22 September 2014.
  76. Wirral man on bail over alleged racist comments on Facebook about mosque, Islamophobia Watch and Liverpool Echo, 24 September 2014.
  77. Police probe racist graffiti in Livingston. Islamophobia Watch and BBC News,  5 October 2014.
  78. Yob shouted vile religious abuse at Hartlepool pizza shop owner. The Hartlepool Mail.  6 October 2014 
  79. Sports teacher suspended after ‘posting racist message about Muslims on Facebook’. Daily Mirror, 10 October 2014 
  80. Lib Dem councillor resigns after party accuses him of sharing extremist material. BBC News, 24 October 2014 
  81. Black McDonald’s manager arrested after launching foul-mouthed racist tirade at Somali customers and telling them ‘get the f*** out of my restaurant’.  The Daily Mail, 12 November 2014 
  82. Three men charged with posting offensive messages on Stop The Astley Bridge Mosque Facebook page.  The Bolton News, 14 November 2014
  83. Three men charged with posting offensive messages on Stop The Astley Bridge Mosque Facebook page. Islamophobia Watch and The Bolton News, 14 November 2014.
  84. Waltham Abbey man fined for racist abuse. Hertfordshire Mercury, 24 November 2014
  85. Asian women in Rotherham ‘threatened with rape’. BBC News, 25 November 2014
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