04 December 2015

Anti-Islam hate crimes triple in London after Paris attacks

The number of Muslims attacked each week in London has more than tripled since the Paris attacks, figures show.

The Met said in the week prior to the attacks on 13 November there were 24 recorded Islamophobic incidents. Two weeks after there were 76.

Mussurut Zia from the Muslim Women's Network UK said the community was "fearful" but people of other faiths had come forward in "solidarity".

The Met said "regretfully" hate crime increased during "difficult times".

The force's figures show the annual number of incidents have also increased with the majority of reports relating to harassment. [BBC] Read more