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Shocking stock of Muslim women being targeted with hate crimes in Britain post Paris attack


Though Muslims were among both the dead and the hundreds of wounded in the Paris attacks and Muslims across Paris and the world also reacted with shock, horror and anger at the indiscriminate slaughter of November 13 in France. However, the Muslims in Britain are facing tough time. They are stared with a bizarrely look especially Muslim girls and women aged from 14 to 45. Who were identified in there traditional Islamic dress.

The women in hijab are the one who’s being targeted for general abuse and threats.Thirty-four victims were women wearing the hijab, while eight involved young children. More than 100 racial attacks has been observed since the terrorist attack in Paris. The women were attacked in public places, such as buses and trains.

The helpline Tell Mama has been started , which records incidents of verbal and physical attacks on Muslims and mosques in the UK. But the victims are too frightened to contact police or community groups.

The report states. “Many of the victims have suggested that no one came to their assistance or even consoled them, meaning that they felt victimised, embarrassed, alone and angry about what had taken place against them. Sixteen of the victims even mentioned that they would be fearful of going out in the future and that the experiences had affected their confidence.

“Out of these cases on public transport, eight involved young children who had heard the comments against their mothers, and their mothers said their children had seen them being fearful as perpetrators took aggressive physical postures against them.”

In the recent incident a young girl in London wearing a hijab was abused by another man on a Tube train calling her things like ‘rag head’, ‘terrorist’, ‘scum’, and saying ‘her people’ murdered the victims of the Paris attacks.

In another case a school was was insulted for being Muslim. The reports said. The language of anti-Muslim prejudice had changed from “groomers” or “paedos”.

Anti-Muslim graffiti has also shown up in many places by saying “Death to Muslims” by carrying coffins. The protesters wanted Muslims to leave the town.

Britain’s largest Muslim group said police cuts could hit trust and co-operation with communities.

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