Muslims in Europe are feeling unsafe due to increasing hostility regarding Israel-Gaza

Muslims in Europe are feeling unsafe due to increasing hostility regarding Israel-Gaza

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Campaign group Tell Mama said there were more than 700 reports of Islamophobic incidents in Britain, including attempted arson, verbal abuse, vandalism and a pig’s head left at a mosque site, a month after the Hamas attack last month. There was a seven times increase in comparison. Let us tell you that the uncle reports some incidents to the police only with the consent of the complainant.

Amid a wave of hate mail and racist graffiti on mosques, council vice-president Abdullah Zekri said the French Muslim Council received 42 letters containing threats or insults between October 7 and November 1, but none of them were reported. .

“The vast majority of Muslims do not file complaints when they are victims of such acts. Even heads of mosques do not want to do so. They do not want to spend two hours or more at a police station to file a complaint Are.” “Will often end up being fired,” Zechery said.

Even in Germany, police often do not record Islamophobic crime due to a lack of awareness, for example attacks on mosques are sometimes only recorded as property damage, said Rima Hanano of Klemm, an NGO. Said.

“People affected by racism such as Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim are often afraid to go to authorities because they fear secondary victimization, that they will not be believed or that they will be criminalized,” she said.

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