Hate crime charges sought in February assault on Harford County Muslim teen

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BEL AIR, Md. (WBFF) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations plans to seek hate crime charges in a February assault in which, according to the organization, a Muslim teen was “verbally and physically assaulted” in a bias-motivated attack on Route 22 in the Bel Air area.

A 19-year-old teenager, Dawar Amir, was trying to make a turn, for which he had the right-of-way, on Route 22 on Feb. 27, according to CAIR.

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This anti-Muslim video led to second man being arrested

Scousers say “not in my name” after two local men arrested over rants

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This is the online video threatening to force every Muslim out of Knowsley which led to a 39-year-old man being arrested.

Police confirmed a Kirkby man had been detained on suspicion of inciting racial hatred and a public order offence after the video was shared on social media.

The footage shows a man making vile anti-Muslim claims and even threatening to kill. The ECHO has removed the video from this article.

It also includes racist comments about Asian people, anti-Semitic remarks and abuse aimed at people who stand up for Muslims.

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Vandals paint racist graffiti on Islamic community centre after London Bridge attack

Racist vandals have spraypainted ‘Terrorise your own country’ on an Islamic Centre in south London.

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The hate crime comes a day after extremists carried out a devastating attack in London Bridge and Borough Market, killing seven people and injuring 48. Of those, 21 are now in a critical condition.

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London terror attack: Huge rise in Islamophobic hate crime following Borough Market stabbing, police figures show

Number of incidents is also higher than following the Paris attacks and the murder of Lee Rigby

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Islamophobic hate crimes jumped fivefold in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack, new figures show.

The data, collated by the Metropolitan Police, reveals there was a 40 per cent increase in racist incidents on 6 June compared with an average day this year.

Provisional figures show the number of racist incidents recorded on Tuesday was 54, compared with a daily average of 38 this year.

Looking only at incidents where the Islam was listed as a trigger, the statistics show a fivefold increase – its highest daily level in 2017.

Twenty such crimes were handled by police on Tuesday, compared with a daily average for 2017 of 3.5.

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A billboard described a ‘Perfect Man.’ Here’s why Muslims hate it

A billboard along an Indianapolis interstate describes “The Perfect Man,” listing six features including “Married 6 year old,” “Rapist,” and “Beheaded 600 Jews in one day.”

Local Muslim leaders told the IndyStar they were furious, saying the billboard mocked the Prophet Muhammad, one of Islam’s holiest figures.

“It is a horrible billboard. I’m outraged by it, but saddened at the same time … and I would like to know who is behind it,” Rima Shahid, executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, told the IndyStar. “It seems very cowardly to me. If you have some kind of stance, you should want to stand up next to your statement. I didn’t think there was any room for hate in our city. This billboard tells me otherwise.”

The billboard can be seen from the southbound lanes of Interstate 465 and is privately owned, according to the IndyStar.

While no particular organization has claimed it, the phrase “Educate Truthophobes” is at the bottom of the billboard. There were no websites provided on the billboard, but there is a “Truthophobe” website covered in anti-Muslim messaging aimed at “exposing the truth” about the Islam.

The billboard even caught the attention of Indiana Republican Sen. Todd Young, who found the billboard troubling.

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Hate crimes have seen a significant spike recently. Just last month in Portland, Jeremy Christian, a white supremacist, reportedly stabbed and killed two men who confronted him as he verbally abused two Muslim women on a train.

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Man accused of murdering two people during anti-Muslim rant says ‘I call it patriotism’

Jeremy Christian remains defiant as he faces charges for murdering train passengers who challenged him over an anti-Muslim rant on first day of Ramadan

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An alleged extremist accused of stabbing two men to death when they challenged him over an anti-Muslim rant on the first day of Ramadan yelled “death to the enemies of America” when he appeared in court.

Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, launched the attack after passengers objected to him screaming abuse at two young Muslim women travelling on a train in Portland on 2 May, it is claimed.

Prosecutors claim Christian fatally stabbed Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Meche, 23, when the pair tried to protect the girls, who have not been named.

Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, was also wounded during the knife attack and remains in a serious condition in hospital.

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Anti-Muslim Hate Letter Shakes Family in South London

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This letter was put through the letterbox of a family and who are now concerned for the elderly relatives in their home, given the threats made on the document.

Tell MAMA spoke to one of the family members who said that the house has Islamic symbolism visible on the outside of it which may have led to its targeting. The family member also said that his elderly relative was extremely frightened having received the hate mail and which was targeted at them.

This case underlies the significant emotional and mental health impacts that hate crimes have on victims and where they also have multiple impacts on family members.

Tell MAMA is in touch with the Metropolitan Police force on this and the force have acted swiftly on this matter.

If anyone receives any such anti-Muslim hate material, please do get in touch with us in Tell MAMA. You can also call us on 0800 456 1226 or e-mail us on info@tellmamauk.org . You can also call 101 to report into the police. Let us stand against hatred by reporting in any form of public hatred, intolerance and prejudice.