The connection between online hate speech and real-world hate crime – OUP Blog

‘Online hate speech is on the rise. All available academic and government sources indicate a year on year increase in the number of people being exposed to hateful content on social media, online news item comments, and websites. Over half (53%) of UK adult Internet users reported seeing hateful content online in 2018, an increase from 47% in 2017. In 2016, 34% of 12-15-year olds recalled seeing hateful content online. This figure increased to 45% in 2018. Of those who witnessed online hate, less than half took action in relation to the most recent incident.’

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OUP Blog, 12th October 2019

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Court bid to stop LGBT lesson protests at Birmingham school starts – The Guardian

‘City council asks high court for permanent exclusion zone around Anderton Park primary.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2019

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Man jailed over anti-Muslim Instagram posts alongside topless photos with gun – The Independent

‘A man who posed with a shotgun and urged people to “stand up” against Muslims has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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Woman jailed for punching Muslim woman and ripping her hijab off – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in alcohol abuse, assault, hate crime, Islam, news, police, racism, sentencing, suspended sentences, taxis by tracey

‘A care assistant has been jailed for 20 months after attacking two shoppers and ripping one’s hijab off.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2019

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Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in assault, attempted murder, hate crime, Islam, news, offensive weapons, racism, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Court rejects bid to stop Muslim family representing sick girl – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2019 in children, consent, Islam, litigation friends, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust has been criticised for arguing that the family of a seriously ill five-year-old girl are incapable of acting in her best interests because of their Islamic religious beliefs.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2019

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Cardiff man found guilty of posting anti-Muslim messages – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2019 in inciting racial hatred, inciting religious hatred, internet, Islam, news, racism by sally

‘A man who shared photos of himself with a gun alongside anti-Muslim messages has been found guilty of stirring up religious and racial hatred.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2019

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Detention of Muslims at UK ports and airports ‘structural Islamophobia’ – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2019 in detention, Islam, news, religious discrimination, terrorism by sally

‘Muslims are being detained at ports and airports for up to six hours by law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers so disproportionately that the practice has become Islamophobic, according to human rights group Cage.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2019

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Father of Islamic State fighter fails in judicial review claim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (on the application of Abdullah Muhammad Rafiqul Islam) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2169 (Admin). In a case that was described as “the first such case to have come on for hearing before this court” and one that shares many similarities with the tabloid-grabbing story of Shamima Begum (discussed on the Blog here), Mr Justice Pepperall refused permission to bring judicial review proceedings on behalf of an Islamic State combatant whose citizenship had been revoked by the Home Secretary.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th August 2019

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Jihadi Jack’s parents brand Sajid Javid a ‘coward’ over revoked citizenship – BBC News

‘The parents of a UK-Canadian man who joined the Islamic State group have said former Home Secretary Sajid Javid is a “coward” for revoking his British citizenship.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2019

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Shamima Begum being investigated by British police despite government vow not to bring her back to UK – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2019 in appeals, citizenship, Islam, media, news, police, public interest, terrorism by tracey

‘British police are investigating Shamima Begum despite the government’s decision to remove her UK citizenship rather than repatriate her for trial. Scotland Yard is attempting to seize unpublished notes made by journalists who interviewed the former Isis member in Syria.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2019

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Ministers urged to review lifelong anonymity order for teenage terrorist who plotted to behead his teachers – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2019 in anonymity, Islam, news, police, school children, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has become the first terrorist to be granted anonymity for life, in a move deemed necessary to prevent him from becoming a poster boy for Isil.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2019

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Christian preacher accused of racism gets wrongful arrest payout – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in Christianity, freedom of expression, Islam, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘A Christian street preacher who had his Bible confiscated as he was handcuffed by police has been awarded £2,500 for wrongful arrest.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2019

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Specialist jails aimed at stopping radicalisation are underused, say staff – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in Islam, news, prison officers, prisons, religious discrimination, terrorism by sally

‘Jails-within-jails designed to prevent extremists from radicalising vulnerable prisoners are undersubscribed, staff at the specialist units have told officials.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2019

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Muslim father faces jail for mental abuse of his daughters – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in coercive & controlling behaviour, families, Islam, news by tracey

‘A Muslim father faces jail for psychologically abusing his daughters in the first case of its kind.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2019

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UK pair who planned Syria journey on TripAdvisor jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in internet, Islam, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two friends who planned their journey to Syria on TripAdvisor have each been jailed for 14 years for preparing to join Islamic State.

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Tommy Robinson: high court gives go-ahead for new contempt case – The Guardian

‘Two high court judges have said fresh proceedings can be brought against Tommy Robinson for alleged contempt of court over the filming of people involved in a criminal trial.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Omar Ashfaq jailed for leaving ‘violent footage’ in shoes at mosques – BBC News

Posted May 15th, 2019 in Islam, news, sentencing, terrorism, video recordings by sally

‘A man who left USB sticks containing terrorist propaganda inside shoes at six mosques in England has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2019

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Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings – Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. The investigation will be thematic and will review the current child protection policies, practices and procedures in religious institutions in England and Wales.’

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, 2nd May 2019

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UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in fines, hate crime, Islam, media, news by michael

‘A UK-based TV station has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom after broadcasting hate speech about the Ahmadi community, amid growing fears that the religious group is facing persecution.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

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