Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

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The report suggests that the perpetrators of Islamophobic and anti-Muslim hate crimes can be put into 3 categories. First, from a relatively small number of violent extremist nationalists who hold political ideologies similar to those such as the BNP and English Defense League (EDL) but whose ideologies are also shaped by those from within the mainstream of politics also. Second, from London gangs who function and are quite distinct from nationalist gangs. And finally, from what the report describe as “ordinary Londoners and visitors to London who have become convinced and angry by negative portrayals of Muslims as terrorists and security threats” (p.11). A very brief summary of the report’s findings show that, Muslim Londoners have suffered

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