Muslims in the United Kingdom: Women Suffer More From Islamophobic Attacks

Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images via The Guardian

Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images via The Guardian

A new study, “Maybe We Are Hated,” reports on the impact of Islamophobic attacks in the U.K. Muslim women more than men are more likely to be subjected to such attacks, especially those women who wear a hijab, niqab, or other clothing associated with Islam. The report will be launched in the House of Commons today (11/20) and is intended to “look beyond the statistics and, for the first time, give a voice to the female victims of Islamophobia.”

Read the full story from The Guardian here.

Twenty women were interviewed for the report that includes actual statements and experiences of these Muslim women. Statistics are only the start of a story. We must realize that past the numbers are actual lives, real people, who are victims of anti-Muslim hate-filled actions and unloving words.

See the full report here.

Have you witnessed anti-Muslim speech or violence towards a Muslim woman or man? How did you respond? If you have not witnessed any, how do you think you would respond in that situation?

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