Report Shows Increase in Islamophobia Post-Sept. 11

June 2, 2004

Source: The Telegraph

On June 2, 2004 The Telegraph reported, "Growing Islamophobia in Britain in the wake of the September 11 attacks could lead to a dangerous backlash of riots and extremism a new report has said. A think-tank Commission on British Muslims and Islamophobia has found that there have been more attacks on individuals and mosques in the UK following the al-Qa'eda attacks in America. Exclusion from public life has fostered a feeling of not belonging in Britain among some Muslims, particularly the young. This could lead to a time bomb of ill-feeling, the report. According to the BBC, the report also criticised public bodies for failing to tackle institutional Islamophobia although schools and hospitals are more sensitive to Muslims' needs." The report, entitled, "Islamophobia and Race Relations," can be accessed at