These people are unhinged and need to be kicked out on their arses.
Attacks on Muslims will become specific hate crime, say Tories in bid to establish full extent of Islamophobia in Britain
- All police would record anti-Muslim hate crimes if Tories win the Election
- Islamophobic attacks would be separate category, like anti-Semitic crimes
- At present some police forces, including Met, record these crimes as such
- Would create accurate picture of the extent of these hate crimes in Britain
Every police force in England and Wales will be required to record anti-Muslim hate crimes and treat them as seriously as anti-Semitic attacks if the Tories win the next General Election, Theresa May has announced.
In a move hailed by Islamic groups, Mrs May said that police will have to record Islamophobic attacks as a separate category, just as anti-Semitic crimes are recorded separately.
At present some forces, including London’s Metropolitan Police, do record Islamophobic crimes as such. Other forces categorise them as hate crimes or specific offences such as assault or grievous bodily harm.
Pledge: Home Secretary Theresa May said police will have to record Islamophobic attacks as a separate category
The new requirement will create the first accurate picture of the extent of Islamophobic hate crimes in Britain.
Charities say there has been a steady rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes since 9/11.
But after incidents such as the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in 2013 and the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January, there are spikes in incidents in the UK, say experts.
Mrs May made her pledge in a speech on counter-extremism to the Foundation for Peace in London just before Parliament was dissolved.