Anti-Muslim hate crimes up 5x in UK after Manchester attack



Sun, 04 Jun 2017 - 12:53 GMT


Sun, 04 Jun 2017 - 12:53 GMT

Manchester Attack - File photo

Manchester Attack - File photo

CAIRO – 4 June 2017: Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.K. increased fivefold in the week following the May 22 Manchester terror attack that killed 23, new figures show.

Nearly 140 cases of what it called “anti-Muslim hate” were reported to an organization which records such crimes, called


, London’s

The Sunday

Times reported Sunday. The previous week, only 25 such incidents were reported.

One such incident reported by the Times was that of a seven-year-old girl, one of 61 victims of verbal abuse who were labeled as “child killers” or told to “go back to your country.”

Muslims who helped the victims of the Manchester attack were also verbally attacked and labeled as terrorists, the report added.

Last week, Teen Vogue

also reported

on the spike in anti-Muslim hate crime in the U.K. Tell MAMA (which stands for Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) rose 326 percent in 2015. In October,

the BBC reported

that hate crimes against Muslims had risen 65 percent in London over the previous 12 months.



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