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    Water thrown at terrified Muslim women in 'fake acid attack hate crime' outside Southampton mosque

    CCTV footage shows pair recoiling in horror as black car drives away

    Water was thrown over two women standing outside a mosque in an apparent fake acid attack police are treating as racially aggravated assault.

    Recent acid attacks have led to calls for tougher controls on corrosive substances, while Home Secretary Amber Rudd has suggested acid attack convictions could soon carry life sentences. A Home Office review will examine the law enforcement and criminal justice response, existing laws, access to harmful products and the support available for victims.

    The women, who were wearing traditional head coverings, were attacked as they waited outside the Bashir Ahmed Masjid in Southampton on Tuesday. CCTV footage shows a black car slowing down next to them before speeding away. The pair react in horror before realising they are unhurt.

    The mosque, in the southern city's Portswood district, has been forced to issue a safety warning to worshippers.

    Police described the women as "understandably shaken" while on Facebook the mosque shared their fears that a subsequent attack could involve acid. It follows a string of acid attacks, including five committed inside 90 minutes in London last week.

    A message the mosque said came from one of the women read: "Sisters just to warn you to be careful when u are out and about, you all know about the recent acid attacks in London.

    "Today my friend and I were standing outside Bashir Masjid in Portswood, waiting to be picked up when a group of men in a black car drove past us and threw water at us. We are both OK because it was only water, but if they get away with doing stuff like this then it could embolden them to next time use bleach or acid."

    Footage suggests the assault took place at about 2pm.

    A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: "We received a report yesterday regarding a racially aggravated assault in Portswood Road, Southampton.

    "A woman reported that she was stood outside a mosque in Portswood Road, with her friend, when they had water thrown over them by someone in a passing car.

    "Our investigations are continuing today and we are in contact with the victims who were understandably shaken by this incident. The vehicle is described as a black estate car."

    Anyone with information about the Southampton assault should call Hampshire Constabulary on 101, and quote reference 44170276157


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    Man[Extremist Christian] jailed for punching a Muslim nurse and trying to strangle her with her hijab

    2nd August 2017

    A man[domestic terrorist] has been jailed for punching a Muslim nurse wearing the hijab after he tried to strangle her with the headscarf on her way to seeing a patient.

    The 29-year-old nurse was attacked in an alleyway near her home in Stoke-on-Trent last August.

    Jake Hammersley, 25, pleaded guilty to causing racially aggravated fear or provocation of violence, religiously aggravated common assault and assault by beating.

    The attack resulted in the nurse suffering a two-inch cut to her nose and a large bruise on her neck.

    Stoke Sentinel reported that Judge Paul Glenn said: “You took the headscarf and pulled it around her neck and when she defended herself you punched her in the face.

    ”She ran to her brother’s house – she was upset, crying, and shaken up.

    “I have also watched some footage and one wouldn’t like to be a police officer dealing with the likes of you.

    “She’s a nurse and a carer and was on her way out to care for a lady.”

    Prosecutor Caroline Harris stated that four men were involved in the attack.

    The victim told the men that she would call her son when they started verbally abusing her, but one of the perpetrators snatched her phone and put it on a car.
    Hammersley then ripped her hijab off and tied it around her neck before punching her.

    As she screamed for help, three of the men ran away.

    When her nephew came out she ran into her brother’s house.

    Hammersley’s lawyer, Robert Smith, said that his client had been leading a “chaotic lifestyle” and was “relying on the goodwill” of friends and family for money, food and accommodation.

    He said he had been living with his partner and had a full-time job since March but has 29 previous convictions.

    Hammersley was sentenced to 40 weeks in jail.


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    Muslim woman beaten senseless by mob in Spain in 'revenge' for Barcelona terror attack

    The 38-year-old woman - who was wearing a hijab - was set upon by the gang and remains in hospital after becoming a victim of what police are describing as a 'hate crime'

    A Muslim woman has been beaten senseless by a mob in Spain in apparent 'revenge' for the Barcelona terror attack.

    Police say the unnamed 38-year-old woman - who was wearing a hijab - was set upon by the gang and needed hospital treatment for cuts, bruises and an anxiety attack she suffered.

    Reports say doctors are keeping her in hospital while she recovers from her injuries.

    The Diversity Management Unit of Madrid's city police is treating the beating in the Usera neighbourhood of the Spanish capital as a racist attack.

    Reports say investigators believe the assault outside the Usera metro station was a ' hate crime ' - motivated by last week's terror attacks in Barcelona.

    Fourteen people were killed - and more than 100 more people were injured - when an ISIS supporter rammed pedestrians with a van and stabbed a driver while making their escape.

    Police say the Madrid attack victim saw little of her attackers' faces.

    They were not apparently wearing any armbands or any other clothing linking them to anti-Islamic groups.

    Senior officers say they have stepped up police patrols near the city's mosques.

    Hours after the Barcelona attack, five men who were allegedly part of a terror cell were shot and killed by police as they mounted a second rampage in the nearby town of Cambrils.

    Other suspects linked to the atrocity have been arrested or continue to be under investigation.


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    Muslim doctor 'warned that she might be arrested' after reporting Islamophobic abuse in Romford

    A Seven Kings doctor has spoken of her horror after she was told by police a man who hurled Islamophobic abuse at her would likely only receive a warning.

    11 September 2017

    Dr Naila Imran says officers also warned her against pressing charges, as a counter claim could lead to her "being arrested".

    On Thursday the 41-year-old was driving from Brentwood to Seven Kings along A12, when a motorcyclist knocked off her wing mirror as he moved past her at the junction with Pettits Lane, Romford.

    He cut through a set of red lights, but she eventually caught up with him at the next traffic lights, and wound down her window to speak to him.

    "I said to him 'you have damaged my car'", she told the Recorder.

    "He didn't say anything and then suddenly started yelling 'I'm a Paki, I'm a Muslim terrorist, I should go back to my country', he wouldn't stop swearing."

    The mum-of-two, who wears a headscarf, said she became "scared for her life".

    "I pulled up my window, locked the car doors and began to phone the police, and he started just kicking my car while abusing me."

    Eventually the man drove off and Naila managed to write down his number plate.

    She said she is now afraid to go out, and the police response has disappointed her.

    "They came over on Friday, and said I should have waited at the scene and found witnesses. I was terrified after what had happened, I wasn't thinking about that."

    Naila says despite her noting down the man's number plate, police said that the most likely thing that would happen was that he would get a warning.

    And she claims they warned her against pressing charges, "as if he makes a counter claim against me, I might be arrested".

    Naila said she feels this lets Islamaphobes feel like they can get away with abusing Muslims.

    "I have lived here for the last 16 years, I'm a doctor, I've educated my daughter and son here, I volunteered at the London Olympics, I help people in the community learn English.

    "This is not how I should be treated."

    A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that no further action was being taken.

    He said: "Police received an allegation of racial abuse that took place on the A12 Eastern Avenue, Romford at around 3.10pm on Thursday September 7. The female victim was driving her car along the A12. As she turned right into North Street, Romford a motorcyclist clipped her wing mirror. When the victim stopped next to the motorcycle in traffic and confronted the male rider about clipping her car, she was subjected to racially abusive verbal comments. The motorcyclist then rode away. Having conducted initial enquiries, police have informed the victim that no further action will be taken due to there being insufficient evidence to proceed."


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    White Terrorist set his dog on Muslims and ordered it to bite them during 'campaign of racism'

    Jakub Wendland, who denies being a racist, has been sent to prison after appearing at Manchester Crown Court

    by Andrew Bardsley - 11 Sep 2017

    A man who set his dog on two Muslims during a 'campaign of racism' has been caged.

    Jakub Wendland's cross breedbull terrier bit a man and left a woman traumatised.

    During one of the attacks, the 32-year-old shouted: "You bite her, bite her. They kill people. So go on, bite a Muslim."

    The Polish national, who denies being a racist, was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Manchester Crown Court .

    Prosecuting, Christopher Beckwith told the court Bakhtshireen Rehman was bitten by the dog on Stockport Road in Longsight on his way home from a mosque at around 10am on June 25.

    The court heard Mr Rehman saw Wendland at a bus stop holding a bottle of beer with the dog on a lead.

    Wendland asked Mr Rehman if he would open the bottle for him. When he refused, Wendland became aggressive and called the victim a 'Muslim Kurdi'.

    Mr Rehman, 26, who is Pakistani British, tried to walk away, but Wendland set the animal on him. He was bitten several times before being punched by Wendland.

    Mr Rehman ran into the road and flagged down a motorist for help as he desperately tried to fight the dog off.

    Wendland ran off and got on a bus into Manchester city centre , where he targeted his next victim two hours later.

    Sundus Mirza, 28, was on her way to work on Market Street at around 12.50pm.
    The court heard Ms Mirza, who has a fear of dogs, decided to give Wendland and his pet a 'wide berth'.

    Wendland followed Ms Mirza, who said she could feel the dog's head near her legs. Wendland said to his dog: "Go on, bite her, bite her. They kill people, bite her."

    Ms Mirza started screaming before passers-by rushed to help her. Wendland then walked away.


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    Islamophobe attacks Jewish mom, daughter he mistook for Muslims at Queens subway station: 'Get out of my country'

    By Rocco Parascandola - September 14, 2017

    A 57-year-old Jewish woman and her daughter were beaten up at a Queens subway station by a drunk who mistook them for Muslims, police sources said Thursday.

    "Get out of my country, you dirty Muslim!'' the 40-year-old suspect, Dimitrious Zias, ranted.

    He repeatedly punched the mother in the face and body, and socked her daughter, 37, in the face, repeatedly pulling her hair
    , sources said.

    The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with assault as a hate crime.

    The incident happened 2 p.m. Wednesday at the 67th Ave. subway station on the R line in Rego Park.

    The women were leaving the station, heading up the stairs, when the suspect, who had been drinking, came up behind them, sources said.

    The mother waived the suspect past, at which point he allegedly derided her as a "dirty Muslim."

    The daughter jumped in and got into an argument with the suspect, then the suspect attacked them, sources said.

    Zias has one previous arrest. In September 2015, he was busted for using his cellphone camera to take a picture under a woman's skirt at the Uniqlo clothing store in Midtown.

    He pleaded guilty to felony unlawful surveillance and was sentenced to five years' probation, authorities said.

    In an unrelated bias crime, a Muslim vendor in Bushwick was punched in the back of the head and cursed at when he told three Hispanic men he didn't have change for a $20.

    It happened at about 8:25 a.m. Wednesday morning at Stockholm St. and Wyckoff Ave., where the victim was tending to his food cart.

    "Motherf----r, you Muslim," the suspects said. "Go back to your country."

    The 53-year-old victim did not require any medical treatment.

    He told police he didn't want the men arrested, but the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is still investigating.



    It's time to send these terrorists back to their countries in Europe and Mexico; where they came from.

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    Muslim woman is forced to uncover her face by armed Austrian police after country's burka ban comes into force

    Pictures show three officers flanking the young woman while she removes the outlawed item of clothing in the village of Zell am See

    By Lucy Clarke-Billings - 1 OCT 2017

    A Muslim woman was forced to remove her niqab by Austrian police as a new law banning the full-face veil came into force across the country.

    Shocking pictures show armed police officers flanking the young woman while she removes the illegal item of clothing in the village of Zell am See.

    Anything which conceals the face in public places such as the full Islamic veil, medical masks and scarves have been outlawed in the country.

    Only under certain conditions - such as "at cultural events" - will people be able to wear them out and about.

    The new law, which came into force today, states that faces must be visible from hairline to chin in public places and includes off-slope ski masks and surgical masks outside of hospitals.

    Austrian police are allowed to use force to make people show their face and can impose fines of €150 (£132).

    Austria's ban comes after France and Belgium introduced similar laws in 2011. The Dutch parliament also debating a similar ban.

    Muslim groups have condemned the law saying only tiny minority of women in the country wear full-face veils.

    Carla Amina Bhagajati of the Islamic Religious Community in Austria said the "handful" of fully veiled women she knows of in Vienna "now are criminalised" and "restricted to their homes".

    The legislation was brought in by the outgoing centrist government of Chancellor Christian Kern.

    Elections on October 15 are expected to see the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) come second or third and potentially enter a coalition with Sebastian Kurz of the centre-right.

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    Pregnant Muslim woman forcibly removed from Southwest Airlines plane

    A pregnant Muslim woman was filmed as she was forced from a Southwest Airlines plane last week by police.

    Anila Daulatzai, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, said she was the victim of sexism and racial profiling.

    Officials say she was removed from the Washington to Los Angeles flight because she had said she had a life-threatening allergy to a pair of dogs that were traveling in the plane’s cabin.

    Ms Daulatzai’s lawyers have denied this and instead claimed she was “profiled, abused, interrogated, detained, and subjected to false reporting and the trauma of racist, vitriolic public shaming precisely because she is a woman, a person of color, and a Muslim.”

    They added: “She survived sexism, racial profiling, and police brutality that fateful day. Her mistreatment was particularly distressing because she is presently pregnant with her first child.”

    In the video other passengers can be heard telling her to get off the plane and to stop resisting the police.

    But Daulatzai was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and other misdemeanour offenses.


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    Muslim woman banned from wearing headscarf in court

    Legal professor accuses judge of using law as pretext for 'racism and sexism'

    by Lizzie Dearden - 19 July 2017

    A German judge has banned a Syrian woman from appearing in court without removing her headscarf, claiming “religiously-motivated” attire is prohibited.

    Najat Abokal, a lawyer representing the woman, said the order was made for divorce proceedings in the district court in Luckenwalde, Brandenberg.

    She said the letter warned of legal action against the woman if she does not comply, but also ordered her to appear in person to present her case against her husband.

    Ms Abokal has accused the judge of acting “unconstitutionally”, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported, saying she would contest the order amid fierce debate over Islamic dress in Germany.

    One of her colleagues confirmed the information to The Independent but said no further comment could be given while the case continued.

    A spokesperson for the district court in Luckenwalde said they could not comment, saying the judge was responsible for conduct within the courtroom.

    The German parliament has voted in favour of a partial ban on the burqa and other Islamic veils that cover the face, while existing “neutrality” laws can be used to forbid the wearing of any religious or political symbols by some judicial officials.

    But the restrictions do not apply to witnesses, claimants, victims or any other participants in legal proceedings, while a 2006 ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court found a judge had no right to throw out a spectator for wearing a headscarf..

    Klaus F Gärditz, an law professor at Bonn's Friedrich-Wilhelms University, described the letter as an attempt to “humiliate” the woman
    that violates freedom of religion.

    He accused the judge of “pursuing provincial racism and sexism under the pretext of following legal procedures”
    , noting that only women were affected by such orders in an article for the Legal Tribune Online.

    The case comes amid intense debate over Islamic veils in Germany, where a law to partially ban the burqa – but not the hijab (headscarf) - has not yet come into force.

    Angela Merkel announced her support for the move in December, saying full-face veils were “not acceptable in Germany” and calling them to be banned “wherever it is legally possible”.

    Some right-wing politicians have called for a full ban on the burqa in public, which has been imposed in France and Belgium, but ministers have said a blanked prohibition would violate the country’s constitution.

    Concerns about integration have also risen following the arrival of more than a million asylum seekers, who are mainly from Syria and other countries in the Middle East.

    A poll carried last year showed that 81 per cent of Germans supported a ban on the burqa within public institutions.

    Dutch MPs voted for a similar prohibition in the Netherlands last year, covering public transport, education, healthcare and government buildings and punishing any infractions with fines.

    Support for bans on full-face veils has been growing across Europe since France became the first country to implement such a law in 2011, followed by countries including Belgium and Bulgaria, with partial bans being imposed in Austria and parts of Spain, Italy and Switzerland.

    Attempts to ban female employees from wearing headscarves and veils have sparked several legal cases, which have so far seen the European Court of Human Rights and European Court of Justice support national prohibitions.

    In the UK, an estate agent is suing her former employer at a tribunal after she was allegedly told to remove her black hijab because it had “terrorist affiliations”.


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    How a Niqabi Muslimah Dealt with Islamophobia at Dental Clinic Appointment


    I'm proud of my wife for challenging the dentist and taking the complaint to the General Dental Council. Just look at this letter of apology from the Practice Manager and the Dental nurse.

    I came home from work a while back and my 7 yr old daughter ran up to me 'babaa, ask mamaa what happened at the dentist today'. My wife was still worked up after the incident but she told me the whole story. She took our two daughters aged 3 and 7 for a check up and as soon as she entered the room the lady dentist asked her to take off her niqab. "Why do ask" my wife said. "To identify you" she replied. "Against what are you going to identify me exactly?" my wife said. A heated conversation then took place in full view of my kids wherein the lady tried to justify, based on some fairytale "policy and procedures" guidlines, that it was perfectly fine to ask someone to remove their niqab. (The check up wasn't even for her, it was for the girls).

    "Listen, I'm also a health professional. I'm a pharmacist and have been so for many years. Show me in your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) where it says this". The lady wasn't expecting that! So my wife refused to have the check up, took the girls into the waiting room and asked for the practice manager. When she came out and she too tried to justify her colleagues request. My wife told her "why should a Muslim woman have to change her dress code to access this heath service?" and again she demanded to see the documentation where it stated that policy. The manager walked off and spent a good long while talking to the dentist. I wonder what they were saying? Trying to figure out what to do next I suppose. They kept her waiting almost 15 mins. Finally she came out to apologise for the 'misunderstanding', but my wife said it wasn't sincere and more of a ploy to get rid of us. So she asked for the dentists name and registration number as she was going to complain to the General Dental Counsel. Suddenly the practice manager wanted to be her best friend and couldn't stop apologising...one stern letter to the counsel and these are the responses we recieved, one from the Practice Manager and another from the dentist.

    I'm so proud of her and I really hope that my two girls are inspired by the experience to stand up in life for what they believe. No doubt the kind of Islamophobia they will face will be far worse and they will need be confident and strong. Lastly, sisters get it bad nowadays but they can't let people walkover them. Our faith, strength and success all comes from Allah, the All Mighty. May Allah increase us in them.

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    Asim Khan
    My wife would like to give a message to some of the sisters who left comments:
    Oh subhanallah so may messages ladies! To be honest I wasn't very happy when my husband put it up simply because I didn't want to be in the spotlight or anything and secondly it makes me think my reasons for reacting the way I did when the incident happened.. Was it because I felt she was somehow insulting a symbol of Islam or was it because who was she to tell me what to do.. Two very different reasons. Because Rumaysa and aasiya were with me I didn't want them to feel in anyway that the Islamic dress code (whether niqab or not) is a problem in anyway and to be honest that's probably one main reason I took this further than I would have. Also it made me think how dumb they might think us covered sisters are, who can easily be made to do anything when they use a bit of jargon or sophisticated terms and we easily comply because we don't want any trouble. If we ourselves suffer from the inferiority complex then we have no one to blame for the way they treat us except for our own selves

    Asma Begum:
    Omg I had the same issues at the very same dentist. Was it the female dentist? She told me she wont treat my daughter if I didn't remove my veil. I argued the he'll with her and then i complained to the ombudsmans about her and she had to apologise. They were upset it happened and confused y she would behave like that. I explained to them the dentist does not need to c my face to treat my girl. Which they agreed to. They made her apolose to me.

    Basha Hussain:
    I was just thinking imagine how many others they've forced to remove their niqaab and got away with it and will probably still do going forward.

    Asim Khan:
    The sad thing is that yes it’s Mänor park where many women wear niqab. However it seems like many or all of them never ever challenged the request and just complied

    Asim Khan:
    The lady told my wife she was a dentist. After she complained the practice manager told her the lady is a dental nurse.

    Repi Begum:
    What's worse is that both the dentist and mrs Parekh are of Indian descent it would seem

    Majid Freeman:
    MashaAllah. We need more people to hold those who discriminate to account and put them in their place

    Assad Seyyed:
    Mashallah that's how you deal with people like this


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