Muslims are still being specifically targeted according to research on racial violence.
Evidence produced by the Institute of Race Relations, as a submission to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights 2010 annual report on hate crimes in the OSCE region, documents a distinct and discernible pattern of anti-Muslim violence within the UK. Although anti-Muslim hate crimes take place within a wider context of racial attacks there is an explicit manifestation of violence targeted specifically at Muslims. The IRR’s submission reveals evidence of a persistent pattern of physical attacks, verbal abuse and the vandalism of Islamic institutions throughout 2010.
Download a copy of the submission here (pdf file, 162kb)
Read IRR Briefing Paper No. 6 Racial violence: the buried issue
Read the IRR’s Factfile on the Racially Motivated Murders (Known or Suspected) 2000 onwards