Islamophobic attacks in UK rose 'significantly' after Boris Johnson's controversial comments

Mail Online | 9/1/2019 | Vanessa Allen for the Daily Mail
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Watchdogs recorded a ‘significant spike’ in Islamophobic incidents after Boris Johnson’s controversial comments about veiled Muslim women, it was revealed yesterday.

Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) said there was a 375 per cent increase in the week after Mr Johnson compared women wearing niqab face veils to ‘bank robbers’ and ‘letter boxes’.

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