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Has the scale of Islamophobic attacks since Woolwich been underrated?


Transmitted 23 September 2013. Posted 27 September 2013. Updated 29 May 2022

Since the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich on 22 May 2013, the UK has seen a marked increase in attacks against Muslim individuals and Muslim institutions such as mosques and schools. This has been measured by Tell MAMA, although sadly some journalists have sought to discredit the data gathered.

On 23 September 2013 the Islam Channel's "Analysis" show asked the question "Has the scale of Islamophobic attacks since Woolwich been underrated?" Accordingly, I have used their question for the title of this page, even though I normally avoid the word Islamophobia.

The presenter was Jonathan Steele who is also a Guardian columnist, and the panel comprised:

Some of the issues that came up in the discussion were:

You can watch the 23 minute discussion below. [Unfortunately, since this page was created, the video has changed status and can no longer be watched. I have left the page up in case it becomes available again in future.]


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