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Verbal abuse and hate speech/social media abuse

Hate Crimes 2016

Verbal abuse and hate speech/social media abuse

  1. FA to investigate ‘ISIS chanting’ by Sheffield United fans at Bradford fixture. Yorkshire Post and The Guardian, 4 January 2016. Sheffield United imposes banning orders on fans caught singing “racist chant” Telegraph and Argus 11 January 2016
  2. Children’s books author sentenced for threatening to “kill” Muslim neighbour in Ramadan. Bristol Post, 5 January 2016
  3. Woman on trial for abusing Muslim woman in London Park. Daily Mail, 5 January 2016
  4. Man fined for racist abuse of takeaway shop owner. North West Evening Mail, 7 January 2016
  5. Man who abused and threatened Asian security guard sentenced. Grimsby Telegraph, 11 January 2016
  6. Soldier fined after refusing to pay Asian cabbie taxi fare and uttering racist abuse. Hereford Times, 13 January 2016
  7. SNP suspends parliamentary aide in “anti-Muslim texts” investigation. Daily Record,Scotsman and BBC News, 18 January 2016. Islamophobic texts allegedly sent by SNP MP’s aide to be investigated by police and Standards Commission. Daily Record and STV News, 21 January 2016
  8. Man handed suspended sentence after abusing staff and damaging property at Indian restaurant. Portsmouth News, 18 January 2016
  9. 81 year old pensioner given suspended sentence after making racist calls to halal butcher shop in Cardiff. Wales Online, 19 January 2016
  10. Man fined for racist abuse of Muslim woman in Woking. Surrey Advertiser, 27 January 2016
  11. Supply teacher sacked for calling Muslim pupil, 12, a “terrorist”. The Mirror, 29 January 2016
  12. Man sentenced for drunken abuse of Muslim police officer. Lancashire Telegraph, 5 February 2016
  13. Second investigation into allegations of anti-Muslim abuse by an SNP member. Daily Record, 8 February 2016
  14. Derbyshire police seek racist passenger who abused Muslim cabbie and threatened to “burn him”. Daily Mail, 12 February 2016
  15. Online racist fined for posting abuse to Scottish Minister, Humza Yousaf. Daily Record, 12 February 2016
  16. Man who threatened to kill Muslim in takeaway shop sentenced. Yorkshire Post, 12 February 2016
  17. Teenage yobs target Felling shopkeeper with racist taunts. The Chronicle, 13 February 2016
  18. Man fined for Twitter abuse on Muslims following Glasgow bin lorry crash. Daily Record,STV News and Herald Scotland, 17 February 2016
  19. Man in court over abusive Facebook posts about Syrian refugees. Greenock Telegraph, 18 February 2016
  20. Man sentenced for racially abusing 15 year old boy in Huddersfield. Huddersfield Examiner, 18 February 2016
  21. Woman in court for abusing Turkish family. Champion, 22 February 2016
  22. Woman spared jail for abuse and assault in kebab shop. Daily Mail, 24 February 2016
  23. Man fined for sending Muslim MP “grossly offensive” email. STV news, 29 February 2016
  24. Senior doctor faces Medical Practitioners Tribunal over tweets mocking patients, religion and Islam. Daily Mail and The Guardian, 1 March 2016
  25. Man fined for abuse and assault outside Sussex kebab shop. Crawley News, 3 March 2016
  26. Man admonished by court for calling Muslim shopkeeper a “P***” over 2p. Daily Record, 7 March 2016
  27. Man sentenced for racially abusing Asian security guards.Gazette and Herald, 7 March 2016
  28. Welsh Muslim shopkeeper seeks police support to tackle racist anti-social behaviour. South Wales Argus, 7 March 2016
  29. Scottish Tory councillor rebuked for posting tweets supporting burqa ban. The Herald and Daily Record, 11 March 2016
  30. Two men sentenced for drunken rants. The Courier, 16 March 2016
  31. Man sentenced for abusing Muslim PC. Lancashire Telegraph, 16 March 2016
  32. Man in court for abusing Asian shopkeeper. Daily Record, 16 March 2016
  33. Man arrested on suspicion of incitement to hatred for tweet about “confronting” Muslim woman over Brussels attack. Croydon Advertiser, The Guardian and  The Independent, 24 March 2016
  34. Man fined for posting anti-Muslim comments on Facebook after newspaper reported teenage radicalisation story. Press and Journal, 31 March 2016
  35. Met investigate ‘Batman’ taunts at Muslim woman in west London. London Evening Standard and IB Times, 5 April 2016
  36. Woman who claimed her dog ‘doesn’t like Muslims’ fined £50 for racial harassment after religious harassment charge dropped. Daily Mail, 21 January 2016
  37. Man in court for racist tirade at Paisley convenience store. Daily Record, 5 April 2016
  38. Met investigate ‘Batman’ taunts at Muslim woman in west London. London Evening StandardIB Times, 5 April 2016
  39. Man in court for racist tirade at Paisley convenience store. Daily Record, 5 April 2016
  40. Former SNP councillor charged over alleged Islamophobic texts. BBC News, 6 April 2016
  41. Teenager fined for racist abuse of Muslim footballer. The Courier, 6 April 2016
  42. Man in court charged with racial abuse of Asian Border Force officials. Watford Observer, 20 April 2016
  43. Scot teenager sentenced to 12 months detention for string of offences. Evening Telegraph, 22 April 2016
  44. Two men arrested following Britain First mosque protests in East London. The Wharf, 22 April 2016
  45. Man jailed for racist abuse against Cardiff cabbie. Wales Online, 27 April 2016
  46. Man sentenced for threatening text messages to Pizza shop owner. York Press, 28 April 2016
  47. Pensioner sentenced for abuse of Muslim mum outside supermarket. Oxford Mail, 29 April 2016
  48. UKIP parliamentary candidate in court over suspected abuse of Muslim supermarket employee. MailOnline, 3 May 2016
Hate Crimes 2015

Verbal abuse and hate speech/social media abuse

  1. Britain First leader to appear in court. Essex Chronicles, 4 January 2015.
  2. Muslim family cut short Blackpool holiday after suffering racist abuse. Daily Mirror and Gazette Live, 16 January 2015.
  3. Man Utd sack football scout after Guardian investigation uncovers Islamophobic posts. The Guardian, 14 January 2015.
  4. Ex-UKIP member faces custodial sentence after sending “grossly offensive” email to Cambridge mosque. Cambridge News, 12 January 2015.
  5. Ex-marine handed suspended sentence after sending “grossly offensive” email to mosque in Cambridge. Cambridge News, 31 January 2015
  6. Manchester City Council suspend employee who posted “Kick Islam out of Britain” message on FB. Manchester Evening News, 26 January 2015.
  7.  Anti-Muslim graffiti at University of Birmingham. Birmingham Mail and ITV News, 19 January 2015.
  8. UKIP investigate Newport candidate for alleged EDL supporting post. BBC News, 27 January 2015. Newport East UKIP candidate stands down over offensive Facebook posts. BBC News, ITV News and South Wales Argus, 3 February 2015.
  9. Police release CCTV image of man wanted for “derogatory” slurs about Islam on Bradford bus. Telegraph and Argus, 29 January 2015.
  10. Anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic graffiti painted onto walls of council flats in Otley, Yorkshire. Wharfedale Observer, 3 February 2015.
  11. Scotsman fined over drunken threat to “kill Muslims”. Edinburgh Evening News, 14 February 2015
  12. .Man sentenced for racial abuse over Bolton mosque plans. Bolton News, 20 February 2015
  13. UKIP Leicester branch secretary facing internal investigation over offensive FB posts. Leicester Mercury, Daily Mail and The Independent, 27 February 2015.
  14. Woman handed suspended sentence after taunting Muslim family on Blackpool beach. Blackpool Gazette, 2 March 2015.
  15. Christian preacher accused of making Islamophobia and homophobic comments in street sermons. BBC News, 11 March 2015.
  16. Man faces trial for plastering ‘halal’ stickers in Sainsbury’s store. Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, 18 March 2015.
  17. Man given curfew order over “beware halal” stickers. BBC News, Daily Mail and Manchester Evening News, 23 July 2015.
  18. Muslim mother and daughter verbally abused in Cambridge park. Cambridge News, 24 March 2015.
  19. “I’d love to kill a Muslim” man cleared of attempted murder. Islington Gazette, 26 March 2015.
  20. Man sentenced for stabbing Muslim shopkeeper. Islington Gazette, 1 April 2015.
  21. UKIP candidate resigns over ‘Abu Hamza’ comment. The Sun, BBC, The Mirror and Daily Mail, 24 March 2015.
  22. UKIP Chingford candidate warns “we’ll have Shariah law”. Haberler, 2 April 2015.
  23. Katie Hopkins reported to police for ‘inciting racial hatred’, Mend. 30 March 2015.
  24. Katie Hopkins’ tweets to Rochdale MP investigated by police. BBC News, 30 March 2015.
  25. Primary school headteacher banned after referring to Muslim job applicant as “Taliban”. Daily Mail, 10 April 2015.
  26. Another UKIP candidate under investigation for Islamophobic remarks. Manchester Evening News, 17 April 2015.
  27. Richard Littlejohn: ‘Scousers go to Anfield to worship at the shrine of Shankly, not Allah or the Almighty’. Daily Mail, 17 April 2015.
  28. More anti-Muslim hate spouted by UKIP candidates. Daily Mirror 15 April 2015 and Express and Star, 16 April 2015.
  29. LFC to take “appropriate action” against fan who posted picture of Muslims praying at Anfield. Daily Mail and Evening Standard, 15 April 2015
  30. UKIP candidate resigns as school governor as party investigates anti-Muslim Facebook posts. Yorkshire Evening Post, 30 April 2015.
  31. Transport police release CCTV image of woman wanted in connection with hate incident. Evening Standard, 27 April 2015.
  32. Former Man Utd scout says he stands by Islamophobic posts. The Guardian, 14 May 2015.
  33. Head teacher guilty of “unacceptable professional conduct” after subjecting staff to racial abuse. Daily Mail, 14 May 2015
  34. Woman given community order sentence for Muslim abuse. The Herts Advertiser, 29 May 2015.
  35. Officer dismissed after posting “racist and offensive” comments on Facebook. Manchester Evening News, Daily Mirror, 5 June 2015. Guardian, 7 June 2015.
  36. Four teenagers arrested for racially abusing Muslim couple and baby on Metrolink tram. Daily Mirror, 13 June 2015. Daily Mail and Manchester Evening News, 14 June 2015.
  37. Welsh councillor who used term ‘Muzzy’ did not breach ethics, council watchdog rules. South Wales Argus, 10 June 2015.
  38. Pastor charged with hate crime after calling Islam a “doctrine spawned in hell” says he has “no regrets”. Belfast Telegraph, 19 June 2015.
  39. NI Pastor who called Islam “satanic” appears in court. BBC News, 6 August 2015.
  40. British Muslim women claim racial abuse by National Express driver. The Mirror, 23 June 2015.
  41. Student “unhappy” with National Express investigation into alleged racist incident. The Star, 30 June 2015.
  42. West Midlands police release image of man sought over Islamophobic graffiti. Birmingham Mail, 18 June 2015.
  43. Bradford school refers “tasteless and offensive” FB post to police. Telegraph and Argus, 25 June 2015.
  44. Birmingham Pastor calls Islam a “religion of hatred”. The Mirror, 14 July 2015.
  45. Fareham councillor shares Britain First posts on FB. Portsmouth News, 18 July 2015.
  46. Anti Muslim graffiti at Swindon subway reported. This Is Wiltshire, 15 July 2015.
  47. Allison Pearson: “too many Muslims don’t share our shared values”. Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2015.
  48. Mail on Sunday and “Muslim gangs” accusation. Huffington Post and Al-Arabiya, 30 July 2015.
  49. Scot threatened to “burn IS flag” at mosque. The Scotsman, 12 August 2015.
  50. Pensioner in court over “grossly offensive letter” to Muslim head teacher. The Mirror and Manchester Evening News, 6 August 2015.
  51. Woman given conditional discharge for anti-Muslim tirade on Blackburn train. This Is Lancashire, 11 August 2015.
  52. Woman fined for racist outburst in kebab shop. The Aberdeen Press and Journal, 7 August 2015.
  53. Man sentenced for brandishing meat cleaver and threatening “to give p**** what they deserve”. Huddersfield Examiner, 19 August 2015.
  54. Fire service employee under investigation over anti-Islamic posts to far right website. Daily Post, 25 August 2015.
  55. UKIP drops council by-election candidate after racist, Islamophobic posts uncovered. Caerphilly Observer, 26 August 2015.
  56. PSNI investigate allegation of anti-Muslim hate crime in Newtownards, Co Down. Irish News, 29 August 2015.
  57. Man given suspended sentence for abusing Muslims at charity event. Lancashire Telegraph, 2 September 2015.
  58. Man racially abused in Batley on Sunday night, police appeal for witnesses. Spenborough Guardian, 5 September 2015.
  59. Pensioner jailed for “beheading” taunts to Muslims. Daily Mirror, 7 September 2015.
  60. West Midlands police seek man who called Asian driver “f***ing P**i b******”. Daily Star, 9 September 2015.
  61. Waltham Forest police release image of ‘Neo Nazi’ who called women “terrorists”, Waltham Forest Guardian, 15 September 2015.
  62. Fox News found in breach of Ofcom Code for “no-go zones” comments. The Guardian, 21 September 2015.
  63. Call for disciplinary action against councillor who ‘abused and intimidated’ Muslim activist. Morning Star, 22 September 2015.
  64. Muslim woman verbally abused in Norwich city centre. Eastern Daily Press, 29 September 2015.
  65. Passenger in black cab racially abuses driver in south west London. Daily Mail, 1 October 2015.
  66. Woman sentenced for race hate incident at Blackpool takeaway restaurant. Blackpool Gazette, The Star, 1 October 2015.
  67. UKIP candidate who called Islam “evil cult” barred from standing for party. Express and Star, 9 October 2015.
  68. Anti Muslim rant on London bus. Daily Mail, 16 October 2015.
  69. Woman arrested for anti-Muslim rant on London bus. London Evening Standard, The Mirror, The Guardian, BBC News, 17 October 2015.
  70. Woman pleads guilty to abuse aboard London bus. The Guardian, 19 October 2015.
  71. Elderly Muslim male abused on London bus. The Independent, 19 October 2015.
  72. Man to appear in court over alleged Islamophobic rant on London bus. London Evening News, The Guardian, The Independent, 20 October 2015.
  73. Man pleads guilty to Islamophobic rant on bus. The Mirror, 21 October 2015.
  74. Five arrests at Britain First “mega mosque” protest in Burton last Saturday. Burton Mail, 21 October 2015.
  75. Cumbria police investigate race hate attack at Indian restaurant in Carlisle. Cumbria Police, News and Star, 22 October 2015.
  76. Pigs’ heads with anti-Islam slogans left outside disused church in Belfast. The Guardian, UTV, 24 October 2015. Belfast Telegraph, 26 October 2015.
  77. Man sentenced for threatening Muslim customer in Ilford chicken shop. Ilford Recorder, 29 October 2015.
  78. Police appeal for witnesses to alleged Islamophobic assault on south London bus. The Independent, 2 November 2015.
  79. Woman jailed for abusing hospital staff and assaulting officers during drunken episode. Kent Messenger, 3 November 2015.
  80. Muslim woman allegedly abused in hospital maternity ward. Facebook Post, MEND, 3 November 2015
  81. Man who stuck ‘anti-Islam posters’ near Walsall mosque sentenced for hate crime. Express and Star, 10 November 2015.
  82. Muslim woman abused in Tesco store for wearing face veil urges victims to report hate crime. Lancashire Telegraph, 13 November 2015
  83. Woman who launched foul-mouthed rant on London bus given suspended sentence. Evening Standard, 13 November 2015
  84. Woman arrested after posting “no bookings” from Muslims on Beauty Salon FB page. Evening Standard, 16 November 2015
  85. Muslim woman called a ‘murdering Muslim’ in Morrison’s supermarket. Big News Network 16 November 2015
  86. Racist admits sending abusive tweet to Scottish Minister, Humza Yousaf. Daily Record, 20 November 2015 Man fined for Twitter abuse of Scottish Muslim Minister. The Scotsman, 18 December 2015
  87. Hypnotherapist posts message refusing to treat Muslims, then removes it. Rugby Advertiser, 23 November 2015
  88.   Man handed suspended sentence for anti-Muslim abuse on Metro. Daily MailChronicle Live and ITV News, 17 December 2015
  89. Air rage passenger jailed for drunken abuse on Emirates flight Birmingham Mail, 25 November 2015
  90. Man fined for racially abusing Burnley pizza shop owner Burnley Express, 26 November 2015
  91. Exeter police appeal for witnesses after woman racially/religiously abused in city centre Exeter Express and Echo, 27 November 2015
  92. Police search for man who abused Muslim woman, suggesting she “should be killed”, Get Reading, 30 November 2015
  93. Morpeth Councillor reported to police for “Islam is the biggest threat to world peace” FB post, Chronicle Live, 30 November 2015
  94. Pregnant Muslim woman branded “Muslim terrorist” on London bus, London Evening Standard, 30 November 2015
  95. Man who allegedly abused Turkish worker to stand trial Western Gazette, 30 November 2015
  96. Police seek information on “racist and Islamophobic” incident aboard Birmingham bus, BBC News, 1 December 2015
  97. Surrey police investigate anti-refugee posters for inciting racial hatred Surrey Mirror, 4 December 2015
  98. Man sentenced for calling care home members “jihadists” Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 4 December 2015
  99. Teacher under investigation over claim of calling Muslim pupil “terrorist” The Star, 8 December 2015
  100. Pensioner who sent letter stating Muslims were “doomed to die” sentenced Daily Mail, 9 December 2015
  101. Man sentenced for Islamophobic assault on pizza shop owner Daily Post and  New North Wales, 11 December 2015
  102. Brothers jailed for racially abusing Muslim family in Wales South Wales Evening Post, 22 December 2015
  103. Drug addict sentenced for racist abuse of pharmacy worker Huddersfield Examiner, 22 December 2015
  104. Man handed community work order and fine for abusing Muslim taxi driver Nottingham Post, 23 December 2015
  105. Muslim student reports Islamophobic abuse on London bus London Evening Standard and Mirror 23 December 2015
  106. Anti-Muslim incident reported at Dundee restaurant Evening Telegraph, 30 December 2015
Hate Crimes 2014
  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
Hate Crimes 2013
  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
Hate Crimes 2012
  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. Racist messages about King’s Lynn Islamic centre taken off Council website, BBC News 26 April 2012
  41. EDL supporter arrested for ‘Oslo-style’ attack threat on Facebook, Daily Mail, 23rd April 2012
  42. Five suspected EDL supporters arrested for alleged racism on social networks, Yorkshire Post, 19th April 2012
  43. EDL trainee Olympics Security Officer appears to encourage shooting Muslims, EDL News, 17th April 2012
  44. BNP distributing anti-Muslim campaign leaflets, Islamophobia Watch, 16th April 2012
  45. Lincoln BNP candidate arrested over ‘racist images’ on Facebook page, Lincolnshire Echo, 12th April 2012
  46. Leicestershire councillor facing probe over message criticising Muslims, Leicester Mercury, 6th April 2012
  47. Youth football manager denies posting anti-Muslim comments on Facebook, Portsmouth News, 19th March 2012
  48. Man jailed for anti-Muslim posters in flat window, Gainsborough Target, 9th March 2012
  49. Chef sentenced after racist rant at owner of takeaway, Turkish Delight, Southport Visiter, 1st March 2012
  50. Woman hurls racial abuse at asian passengers on London underground, London Evening Standard, 6th February 2012
  51. Lib Dem councillor makes Islamophobic comments, Political Scrapbook, 5th January 2012
Hate Crimes 2011
  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
Hate Crimes 2010
  1. BNP activist distributes leaflets claiming Muslims are responsible for heroine trade, BBC, 21st June 2010
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