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    Hate crimes rise around Brexit vote, recent attacks

    The number of hate crimes against Britons of ethnic or religious minorities soared around the time the UK voted to quit the European Union and in the aftermath of recent attacks, according to a government report.

    The Home Office said on Tuesday the 29 percent rise in a year marked the biggest annual jump in hate crimes since figures were first recorded in 2011. Between 2015 and 2016, there were 62,518 reported offences. The following year, that number rose to 80,393.

    There was "a genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum", the report said, referring to the Brexit referendum.

    Religious or racially aggravated offences rose in the months leading up to the vote, from about 3,500 recorded incidents in April 2016 to more than 5,000 in June of the same year, when the decision to leave the EU was announced. In June 2017, reported hate crimes peaked at 6,000.

    The Home Office said figures rose in the wake of the Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks, which took place in March, May, and June of this year respectively, together claiming more than 30 lives.

    Hate crimes and Islamophobia tend to rise after violence where suspects are said to be Muslim, with followers of the Islamic faith suffering collective punishment.

    Muslim women targeted
    Muslim women suffer disproportionately, said Ragad Altikriti, a senior member of the Muslim Association of Britain.

    "Statistics have proven that hate crimes against Muslims increase significantly around terrorist attacks," she told Al Jazeera.

    "[And] Brexit was considered to many as a signal that refugees are not welcomed … [so] there was an increase in hate crimes including the Muslim community, especially women who are visibly Muslims. The headscarf was conflated with being foreign and not welcomed."

    Zainab Mir, 21, became a victim earlier this year.

    "I was travelling on the Tube when a lady stood up and pointed at me. She shouted 'you're the reason this country is terrorised'," Mir told Al Jazeera. "It was a very busy train, but only the guy next to me asked If I was OK. Nobody else said anything."

    Despite reporting the incident, police told Mir there was no CCTV footage, and they were unable to pursue the case. The experience has made her feel uneasy, she said.

    "I didn't feel very safe afterwards; I always made sure I was with someone and didn't go anywhere I didn't need to. Even now I'm still more aware of people around me because I don't want it to happen again. I'm definitely more vigilant," she said.

    Some 30 percent of religiously motivated offences in the last year involved violence against the victim, the Home Office said.

    An attack on London's Finsbury Park Mosque on June 19, in which a van driver targeted Muslims, left one dead and 11 injured.

    "There are criminals and attackers on every side," Altikriti told Al Jazeera. "Muslims were able to say 'we can be victims too', and it forced those in power to think about the country's Muslim population and consider how the rise in hate crime has affected them."

    The UK is home to 2.8 million Muslims.

    Samina Ansari, 37, has been attacked three separate times over the past 10 years.

    From being attacked in her car at a red light by "two white men with a pitbull [dog] on a metal lead" almost nine years ago, to having "ISIS" shouted at her and her nine-year-old son on a street in Glasgow last week, Ansari said she suffers from long-term effects.

    "You end up reliving each one of the incidents and that experience. I have felt quite violated, and at points, it took a toll on my mental well-being," she told Al Jazeera.

    Political events such as the EU referendum and the election of US President Donald Trump, who is seen as an Islamophobe, have had an effect, Ansari said.

    "Hate crime has always been there, but it's almost like the state of our politics, following the Brexit vote and election of Trump, have given people a license to become more vicious in their attacks," she said. "Muslim women seem to be the primary target."

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/1...110119902.html

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    Hate crime rates soar in England and Wales

    The number of hate crimes in England and Wales has reached unprecedented levels since the Home Office began recording figures in 2011.

    There were 80,393 offences in England and Wales in 2016-17 a rise of 27%, according to the latest figures published on Tuesday.

    The biggest rise was in disability and transgender hate crimes, but this was due to better crime recording and more people coming forward, the report said.

    The Home Office said the figures showed a spike in hate crimes in England and Wales following the Westminster Bridge attack on 22 March, as well as in the aftermath of the EU referendum in June 2016.

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd said there was “absolutely no place for hate crime in our society” and said the rise after 2017’s terrorist attacks were “undoubtedly concerning”.

    The Home Office report said: “The increase over the last year is thought to reflect both a genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum and following the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack, as well as ongoing improvements in crime reporting by police”.

    Regarding disability, transgender and sexual orientation hate crimes, the report stated that the rise “suggests that the increases are due to the police improving their identification and recording of hate crime offences and more people coming forward to report these crimes – rather than a genuine increase”.

    The 29% increase in the annual figure is the largest rise since the official hate crime figures started to be published five years ago.

    Home Office statisticians said the increase was thought to reflect both a genuine rise in hate crime and ongoing improvements in crime recording by the police.

    http://5pillarsuk.com/2017/10/18/hat...and-and-wales/

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    Influential Sikh youth group associating with far-right EDL founder Tommy Robinson

    Sikh Youth UK accused of showing film on university campuses that 'propagates hatred towards Muslims'

    by Adam Lusher - 10/16/2017


    An influential Sikh youth group has been accused of associating with far-right English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson and allegedly acting to “propagate hatred towards Muslims”.

    Sikh Youth UK has arranged for a film allegedly portraying Muslim men as predatory sex groomers to be shown at university campuses and Sikh community centres throughout the UK.

    It has welcomed Tommy Robinson to one screening
    , prompting another Sikh group to say it is causing more concern than the Sikh branch of the EDL, because it is accepted within the community and therefore better able to influence it.

    “We are very alarmed,” Balwinder Rana, founder of Sikhs Against The EDL, told The Independent. “By associating with the ex-leader of the EDL who is also a former member of the BNP, Sikh Youth UK is going in totally the wrong direction."

    Mr Rana added that in his opinion, "people like Tommy Robinson only want to use the divide and rule tactic to turn Sikhs against Muslims".

    The apparent warmth of the relationship between Mr Robinson and Sikh Youth UK was revealed when the group welcomed him to a screening in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, of its film Misused Trust.

    After Mr Robinson told his 377,000 Twitter followers “Had an [sic] brilliant night in Huddersfield … Islam is targeting our children”, Sikh Youth UK replied: “It was great to have you … Thank you for your support.”

    Mr Robinson has repeatedly publicised the work of Sikh Youth UK, writing on social media about “Sikhs raising awareness among their community about Muslim grooming gangs”, and telling his Twitter followers where they could buy a copy of Misused Trust.

    For its part, Sikh Youth UK has sometimes publicised the activities of Mr Robinson, on one occasion announcing on its Facebook feed that the EDL founder would be appearing on a Sikh TV channel to “raise awareness of sexual grooming”.

    Mr Robinson, 34, who founded the EDL in 2009 before leaving the street-protest group in 2013, has served time in jail for assault and has repeatedly been accused of stoking Islamophobia.

    Immediately after the Manchester Arena attack he said the Muslim population of one area of the city contained “enemy combatants”.

    Sikh Youth UK, which began as Sikh Youth Birmingham, has described itself as a “movement that seeks to empower and support Sikh Youth [and] to help prevent the use of alcohol and drugs”.

    The group first came to national attention with protests against interfaith wedding ceremonies in Sikh temples.

    It has now started to devote some of its energies to promoting what it has allegedly portrayed as the significant danger of Muslim men grooming young Sikh women so they can sexually abuse them.

    Earlier this year it made the film Misused Trust, which it said would “help show the signs and tactics that are used to groom Sikh girls.”

    The film tells the fictional story of a Sikh student preyed upon by a Muslim man who pretends to be Sikh in order to seduce her
    , then blackmails her into having sex with him and his friends.

    After she is rescued with the help of a Sikh Youth UK member, the film also appears to show a group of Sikh men taking violent vigilante action against the Muslim groomers.

    They beat up one man and bundle him into the boot of a car, before going to the groomers’ shared house armed with knives, a baseball bat and an axe to attack the Muslim men inside.

    The film was condemned by Dr Katy Sian, a Sikh academic who has spent 10 years studying what she has called the “forced conversions narrative” - the idea that Muslim "predators" are lurking on university campuses ready to lure vulnerable Sikh females into Islam.

    Dr Sian, a lecturer in sociology at York University, told The Independent: “This is a story that continues to circulate within the Sikh community.

    “The film therefore acts as another vehicle to further propagate hatred towards Muslims
    . It is deeply problematic, and reinforces both Islamophobia and patriarchy within the community.

    “If they [Sikh Youth UK] are aligning themselves with Tommy Robinson, this could be seen to demonstrate their extremist tendencies.”

    The film is also currently being investigated by Ofcom, which received a complaint that it “advocated retaliatory violence as acceptable” and contained “potentially offensive” references to Muslims.

    But Sikh Youth UK has succeeded in having Misused Trust shown all over the UK, especially at university Sikh societies.

    Social media evidence would suggest the film has been seen and warmly received by students of at least seven universities including Brunel, Keele, Nottingham Trent, and Birmingham City University.

    Dr Sian said: “What I found to be most disturbing was seeing young intelligent Sikhs saying ‘You should all watch this film.’

    “These film screenings do not appear to have been challenged by Sikh student societies or the universities themselves.

    “The irony is that universities claim to be complying with the Government’s Prevent policy when it comes to extremist content on campuses, but this case seems to suggest that when the perpetrator is non-Muslim, the same degree of scrutiny is not applied.”

    Allegations about Muslim grooming also surfaced when Sikh Youth UK seemed to tie them – and London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s religion – to a dispute about Banghra dancing taking place at a mayoral event to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.

    In a Facebook video, a leading figure in Sikh Youth UK, declared: “The Mayor of London [Sadiq Khan] is a Muslim – remember this – and now he's dictating … that we have Bhangra dancers, young girls dancing around, at our Vaisakhi [Sikh festival] events.

    “How we stand up against grooming, how we stand up against these people who have been continuously doing this for generations … They are trying to target our sisters systematically and intentionally, to take them away from their Sikh roots …

    “Today he does it at our Vaisakhi celebrations, he’s dictating what we do. Tomorrow he’s going to dictate what we do in our Gurdwaras [places of worship].”

    Sikh Youth UK has also given awareness-raising talks entitled “Dangers in Modern Society” at venues across the UK.

    A talk in Leicester earlier this month appears to have included a slide with the same wording as a headline that had appeared on the far-right website Breitbart: “6,000 child abuse allegations in Muslim grooming gang hotspot Sandwell in five years.”

    The Breitbart story was based on a local newspaper report that did not refer to Sandwell as a “Muslim grooming gang hotspot”.

    The 6,000 figure was for child abuse cases of all kind, not just grooming incidents

    A separate story, in the Birmingham Mail, put the number of people identified as being at risk of grooming in Sandwell in 2012-13 at 35. Breitbart omitted to mention this figure, but quoted the Birmingham Mail’s other findings that police estimated that 75 per cent of known on-street groomers in the West Midlands were Asian.

    Dr Sian said Sikh Youth UK’s apparent echo of the Breitbart headline was an example of how “incredibly flimsy evidence” was being used to “fearmonger and spread anti-Muslim hatred.”

    She said she had never found a verified example of a Muslim man disguising himself as a Sikh in order to groom a Sikh girl:

    “As part of my research I have engaged with police officers, and tried to locate Sikh women who have been subjected to this alleged treatment. No empirical evidence has emerged.

    “So much around this story appears to consist of sensational rumours and hearsay.
    After publishing these findings, I have faced a torrent of abuse and trolling from members of my community.”

    In 2013 four Muslim and two Hindu men were jailed in connection with the grooming of a “vulnerable and damaged” 16-year-old Sikh girl in Leicester (although it is not believed the men disguised themselves as Sikhs to trick their victim).

    With many known incidents having involved white girls, the Leicester case was described in news reports as producing the first high-profile convictions for grooming a Sikh victim. But a BBC documentary reported that a Sikh group claimed to have investigated more than 200 reports of grooming in the UK, many involving Muslim men.

    The BBC said there were no official statistics to verify this claim.

    It offered the explanation that in an honour-based culture, people did not want to tell the police they or their daughters had been grooming victims, for fear of the news becoming public, “tarnishing” the girl and wrecking her chances of getting married.

    The BBC also spoke to a man claiming to be a reformed ex-grooming gang member who said abusers saw Sikh girls as “easy targets” because they would be too ashamed to talk about what had happened to them, and "their parents would not even report it if they were to find out".

    Dr Sian, however, said she did not buy the argument that widespread abuse of Sikh girls by Muslim groomers was going undetected by the authorities because of concerns about "honour".

    She said: “I would never dismiss any claims of sexual violence, and understand the tremendous difficulties that all women face when reporting such sensitive issues to the authorities.

    “However, to suggest this is simply about shame and honour is to play on outdated, cultural stereotypes of South Asian communities. If we are really led to believe that a daughter’s marriage prospects are seen to be more important than her safety and wellbeing, then we are pandering to frankly racist beliefs that Sikh parents are unfit.

    “I do not believe that Sikh parents love or care for their daughters less than any other group of parents.”

    She added that the main reason why the Sikh community have been receptive to tales of "forced" conversions and grooming by Muslim men is because of historic conflicts arising during the Mughal era, and more recently the 1947 Partition of India.

    Stories about grooming, she said, provided “the perfect conduit for far-right figures to exploit animosities between Sikh and Muslims for their own racist agenda.”


    Her fears were echoed by Mr Rana, of Sikhs Against The EDL, who said: “I would strongly advise Sikh Youth UK that Tommy Robinson is not a person they should be friends with. He is only using them.

    “Sikh Youth UK is doing good work in some areas, but by associating with this character they are negating their positive achievements.”

    He added that Sikh Youth UK had the potential to be far more influential than far-right groups like the Sikh Division of the EDL, which tended to have more white followers than Sikh and had never been accepted within the community.

    He said: “What Sikh Youth UK is doing is in a way more of a cause for concern, because the people of the Sikh Division of the EDL were not based within the Sikh community, whereas this group is.

    “And unlike the Sikh Division they haven’t totally sided with or joined the EDL. They [Sikh Youth UK] have only associated with [EDL founder and former member] Tommy Robinson, so people aren’t as wary of them.”

    Sikh Youth UK declined to comment.

    When news of the complaint to Ofcom first emerged, the film’s producer Kaldip Singh, of Birmingham, said it was a work of fiction which did not encourage violence of sectarianism. He said the film was not suggesting people should take the law into their own hands or resort to vigilante action, explaining that a scene where people first went to the Police about the grooming was not included because “it would have included an extra £5,000 to make it.” He told the Birmingham Mail: “Of course if the victim is underage or has been raped then they should go to police, but our experience shows that in the past the authorities have ignored the problem of Sikh girls being groomed by Muslim men in this country for more than 40 years."

    The start of the film also included the disclaimer that it was a work of fiction and that: “Sikh Youth UK does not support, condone or encourage the use of drugs or violence. Scenes depicting such acts are included solely for entertainment purposes only.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-a8002526.html

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    The enemies of Islam create fictional movies and slander Muslims to spread hatred and fear of Muslims, so it makes it easier for them to persecute Muslims and attack Islam. And these white islamphobe bigots like to accuse of Muslims for "grooming" when pedophilia is their ethnic trade mark.

    Western Anglo Pedophilia & Other Perversions

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    Christian girl, 5, removed from Muslim foster carers ‘says she misses them’

    by Ashitha Nagesh - 2 Oct 2017

    A five-year-old Christian girl removed from her Muslim foster parents has apparently said that she misses them
    . The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was moved into her grandmother’s care in August after it was claimed that her carers ‘didn’t speak English’, wore niqabs, and took away her crucifix necklace. However, Judge Khatun Sapnara today told a family court that both the girl and the grandmother deny the allegations about the foster carers.

    The judge said that Tower Hamlets had handed an assessment to the court which contested the claims. ‘[There are] suggestions for example that the maternal grandmother herself is dismissive of those concerns and is very upset by them, and in fact has a warm relationship with one of the foster carers, as does the child – with the child expressing a view to wanting to see that foster carer, and saying she misses the foster carer and a child in the same placement,’ she told the issues resolution hearing. ‘There are all sorts of other responses to other allegations surrounding the wearing of the crucifix, whether or not the foster carers spoke English or Arabic in the home, as well as referring to negative comments about Easter and Christmas. ‘It addresses all of those and in fact makes very interesting reading.’

    She added: ‘I’m making no findings one or the other about the truth of allegations made against the foster carers, but it seems to me this provides the alternative narrative, if I can put it like that.’ The court was also told how the girl could be returned to the care system, as her grandparents are planning to move to a different country. Judge Sapnara said that the child is of dual-nationality and that her maternal grandparents hope to move with her to their country of origin, which cannot be reported for legal reasons. If that’s not allowed, the girl will be returned to the care system.

    ‘The mother in her statement says she wishes for the child to remain in this country,’ Judge Sapnara said. ‘I can’t force them [the grandparents] to remain here and they don’t want to remain here. In those circumstances, is the mother saying the child should return to [the country] with the grandparents, or she would prefer the child to remain in long term foster care in this country?’ It was also said that the child had been exposed to ‘some highly concerning incidents of domestic violence in the parental relationship’. A further hearing has been scheduled for November 3.

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/02/christ...-them-6972116/

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    Serious questions remain after multi-million pound Birmingham terror trial: CAGE

    by CAGE - August 3, 2017


    The case of three Birmingham men - and a fourth from Stoke-On-Trent - convicted this week for hatching a terror plot involving a meat cleaver and a pipe bomb, raises serious questions regarding entrapment, police conduct and due process.

    Text messages exchanged between undercover agents during the trial - despite them being instructed not to communicate with one another by the judge - reveal a startling degree of impunity.

    One undercover officer, referred to as 'Vincent', repeatedly refused to answer questions in court and was unable to give explanations about numerous discrepancies on his version of events. A deleted message from him read: 'The situation we Find ourselves in with BSS [British Security Service] is not ideal (understatement) either way I'm even more determined to put in an Oscar performance when I get in that box...I won't let you down ... I would die First .'

    On February 24 last year, just before the trial was due to start 'Vincent' wrote: "It's nothing we ain't seen before ... usual bollox we planted itall and Fitted 'em up!!"

    Defendants claimed from the beginning that police had planted the evidence that was later used against them. Despite the 'sting' operation set up by the police, there was also no video or forensic evidence of the accused obtaining, purchasing, handling or even knowing of the items 'discovered' in the car.

    The trial was held partly in secret in the interests of national security and two anonymous witnesses gave evidence behind closed doors.

    Moazzam Begg, Outreach Director for CAGE, said:

    "West Midlands Police was accused of entrapment, perjury and falsifying evidence during the five-month trial. Such accusations have startling repercussions on future trials and arrests, and will gain momentum in the minds of communities."

    "The last successful terror attack in Birmingham occurred in 1974 and resulted in the convictions of "the Birmingham Six". They were eventually freed after sixteen years in prison when the Court of Appeal accepted that police had fabricated and suppressed exculpatory evidence and ruled the convictions "unsafe and unsatisfactory". Had the police in the case of the Birmingham Six also enjoyed anonymity and their evidence remained above scrutiny it is reasonable to conclude their victims would have remained in prison. The true culprits have yet to face justice but, the city of Birmingham is still traumatised by this event and the deep mistrust of the police that followed."

    "The case of the "Three Musketeers" has chillingly similar echoes and has the potential for regenerating that mistrust at a time when the terror threat at its highest in decades and when anti-Muslim hatred and sentiment is at unprecedented levels."

    "There are too many questions about the conduct of the police, the transparency of the courts, the impartiality of the judge, the direction of the jury and reporting by the media to render this conviction safe and satisfactory. At the very least there must be an inquiry into how the police were able to escape scrutiny in a case filled with so many lies, inconsistencies and cover ups."

    https://cage.ngo/press-release/serio...or-trial-cage/

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    This is what they do. They grab innocent Muslims, set them up with fake evidence and testimony and their kangaroo court convicts them; then their media celebrates how they caught big bad Muslim terrorists and sentenced them in a court of "justice".

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    London takeaway driver “blinded in both eyes” after acid attack

    A pizza delivery driver who was attacked with acid has been left “fighting for his life” and may lose his sight in both eyes, police have said.

    Muhammed Nawshad Kamal, 32, who was working in the Walthamstow area of east London, was approached last week by two people on a scooter who tried to steal his moped and threw acid in his face “repeatedly”.

    “This attack has left a man fighting for his life and with terrible eye injuries,” Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Henderson said.

    “This was an innocent man going about his work as a delivery driver, who may never see again.”

    The Independent reported that police have arrested a 14-year-old on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm.

    Delivery drivers have complained about a lack of protection from acid attacks after being repeatedly targeted.

    Investigators have warned corrosive substances are being used as an alternative weapon by robbers, who have also used them on pedestrians to steal phones.

    A spate of attacks with corrosive substances has fuelled a rise in violent crime across England and Wales in the past year, with recorded offences up 13 per cent.

    In July, Resham Khan and her cousin Jameel Mukhtar suffered an acid attack on her 21st birthday, disfiguring both of them, and leaving Jameel Mukhtar paralysed for life.

    Six people were injured on September 23 — with their injuries “not life-threatening or life-changing” — after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in a number of attacks near a shopping centre in east London, police said.

    Earlier, at least three people received minor injuries in the wake of a suspected acid attack on revellers at Notting Hill Carnival in London in late August.

    The Government has responded with stricter controls on the sale of acid and a law making it illegal to carry acid in a public place without a good reason.

    http://5pillarsuk.com/2017/11/10/lon...r-acid-attack/


 

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