This November is Islamophobia awareness month which aims to tackle the prejudices that UK Muslims often endure.
Some people lucky enough not to experience this abuse may think that Islamophobia is becoming a thing of the past. However, in March 2020, the Home Office reported that 50 per cent of religious hate crimes reported to the police between 2019 and 2020 were targeted against Muslims in England and Wales. That’s 3089 reported offences.
No other religious group in England and Wales came close to receiving that amount of reported abuse, antisemitism coming in at 19 per cent. The Home Office also reported similar statistics the year before.