Media fuel hate crimes against Muslims

Posted on 16/06/2010

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A new study on violence against Muslims in London found that hate-crimes against them are invariably motivated by a negative view of Muslims acquired from mainstream or right-wing media reports and commentaries that portray them as ‘terrorists’ and ‘security threats’.

The report, ‘Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime: a London Case Study’, is the first study from the new European Muslim Research Centre at Exeter University.

The full report can be downloaded here (pdf).

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