Tell MAMA, which data and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the UK, says that following Boris Johnson’s comparability of girls in burkas to letterboxes and financial institution robbers, there was a ‘significant spike’ in Islamophobic incidents.
The prime minister had made the comments in a Telegraph column.
In the week following his comments, 38 incidents had been reported to police and Tell MAMA.
Of these incidents, 22 had been focused at ‘visibly Muslim women who wore the face veil’, in response to the organisation.
An announcement from the organisation mentioned: ‘Between August 5 and August 29, 42% of the street-based incidents reported to Tell MAMA directly referenced Boris Johnson and/or the language used in his column.’
In his Telegraph article in August 2018, Mr Johnson mentioned full-face veils shouldn’t be banned, however it was ‘absolutely ridiculous’ ladies selected to ‘go around looking like letterboxes’.
He additionally went on to check them to ‘bank robbers’.
Mr Johnson defended his alternative of phrases, insisting that the backlash towards them was nothing greater than ‘confected indignation’ at his ‘strong views’ on Brexit.
In its publication of statistics on Islamophobic incidents for 2018, Tell MAMA mentioned there was additionally a ‘significant spike’ in exercise after the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters had been despatched to Muslim households, organisations and locations of labor.
The letters, which incited violence towards Muslims and rewarded perpetrators with ‘points’, led to studies of 37 public incidents which immediately referenced them.
The assertion added that after the letters had been despatched, there was a interval of ‘heightened tensions, fears, and anxieties around the proposed day’.
Tell MAMA mentioned that it recorded 2,963 anti-Muslim hate incidents in 2018, which incorporates studies made to each the organisation and the police.
The organisation mentioned that there had been an 11% discount in studies of anti-Muslim incidents carried out in public from 2017.
It was urged that this was as a result of ‘there were four major terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom in 2017, which led to sharp spikes of reported anti-Muslim hate incidents to Tell MAMA’, in response to the organisation.
Last 12 months, nearly all of victims of Islamophobia had been feminine (57%) and nearly all of perpetrators had been male (73%), their assertion added.