Friday, 07 December 2018 16:52

Gendered Anti-Muslim Hatred and Islamophobia

This is the 2018 interim report by Tell MAMA. Tell MAMA (which stands for 'Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks') is a British organisation that offers a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. This publication is based on reports made to Tell MAMA between January to June 2018, and focusses on gendered anti-Muslim hatred.

This is the 2018 interim report by Tell MAMA. Tell MAMA (which stands for 'Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks') is a British organisation that offers a secure and reliable service that allows people from across England to report any form of Anti-Muslim abuse. This publication is based on reports made to Tell MAMA between January to June 2018, and focusses on gendered anti-Muslim hatred. 

The Director of Tell MAMA, Iman Atta OBE, commented on the report: “The gendered intersectionality of anti-Muslim or Islamophobic hate incidents are now well documented through our extensive work. Being a woman and being Muslim are markers for some of this gendered Islamophobia and not a single year has gone by since 2012 when we started work, when the majority of victims of street-based hate crimes have not been women. Of equal concern are the rising levels of aggression that are being shown to victims at a street level. This is deeply concerning and possibly indicates that something is changing for the worst."

The report found that two-thirds of verified anti-Muslim and Islamophobic incidents occurred offline, or on a street-level. Of these street level incidents, 58% were targeted towards women. The report also looked at incidents of online anti-Muslim hate speech.

If you want to read the 2018 interim Tell MAMA report, you can click here, or you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the handbook as a pdf file.

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