Rise in anti-Muslim attacks

About 500 faith-hate and race-hate crimes – ranging from arson attacks on mosques to Muslim women being spat at in the street – have been reported in Britain since the London bombings, writes Dipesh Gadher.

According to police sources, about 200 of these incidents are deemed significant enough to have potential repercussions within communities. They include mosques being set alight in Birkenhead, Merseyside, Telford, Shropshire and Leeds.

Sunday Times, 17 July 2005