7th June 2013
Alex Andreou in The Guardian, 7th June 2013, describes an incident on a London bus: She tried the standard repertoire from cajole to threaten, but the little boy wouldn't compromise. Whatever bag of extruded snack had been put away in her bag had become the single most important thing in the entire world. Finally, she pointed at me, leaned over and said: "Stop it, or I'll call the terrorist." I don't know if she noticed the tiny, silent exhalation of gasp that escaped my lips. She looked at me, shrugged and winked conspiratorially, as if to say, "I know you're not, really, but needs must." Several people looked over at me, this olive-skinned man with a beard and a satchel; some shocked, others suspicious.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/03/day-i-became-a-terrorist
27th Feb 2013
BBC reportage: City University in London has been accused of discrimination by a group of Muslim students after it started locking a room used for Friday prayers. A group of students have formed Muslim Voices on Campus, calling on the university to reverse its decision. The group said it was being "unjustly targeted". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21542041
30th July 2013
Daily Mail report: "A former chapel featured in one of LS Lowry’s renowned street scenes is to reopen as a mosque. The plan to use the Mount Zion Methodist Church in *censored*heroe, Lancashire, as a Muslim place of worship initially sparked fierce [sic] opposition....It had by then been closed for worship for 14 years, finding roles as a munitions store, metal box works and garment-making factory..." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380851/Mount-Zion-Chapel-appears-Lowry-painting-mosque.html
27th August 2013
Terror police are investigating a DVD featuring Nazi propaganda and hardcore pornography which was sent to mosques and Muslim centres in London and around the UK....Also on the hour-long film named 'The Finale' are graphic depictions of sex acts and footage portraying Muslims as bloodthirsty. Adolf Hitler features at the end of the video.
1st August 2013
A Muslim woman was attacked in the early hours of Monday morning in Mayfair, London.
In the early hours of Monday morning, as a 55-year-old woman returned home after Suhur (closing fast) at a friends, she was brutally attacked in London's exclusive Mayfair area in the UK. A man grabbed her from behind and repeatedly punched her in the back of the head. http://ihrc.org.uk/news/articles/10631-horrific-attack-on-55-year-old-muslim-woman
21st July 2013
One of two Ukrainian men being held over bomb attacks near three mosques has been further arrested on suspicion of murdering a 75-year-old man. West Midlands Police said the arrest was in connection with the killing of Mohammed Saleem on 29 April  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23392374
19th July 2013
Counter terrorism police searching Wolverhampton Central Mosque have found traces of an explosion and debris. Army bomb disposal experts made the find on Thursday night as they searched land on Waterloo Road. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23372217
12th July 2013
Police said they are investigating a "terrorist incident" after a suspected nail bomb exploded near a mosque in the West Midlands. Several streets were sealed off by police after residents reported hearing a loud bang. West Midlands police said officers were alerted to the incident in Tipton at 1.06pm on Friday and were investigating reports that nails and other debris had been found. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk-news/2013/jul/12/police-nail-bomb-mosque-terrorist-tipton
9th July 2013
A footballer urged people to bomb mosques and joked about beheading Muslim children after soldier Lee Rigby’s murder....Shaun Tuck, who plays for Witton Albion, tweeted: "All the mosques in England should be gassed or bombed, or stormed by 50 lads with machetes, swords the lot. And make a statement." Tuck added, in a comment about Muslim children, that he would "be taking their kids' heads off". http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/footballer-shaun-tuck-admits-encouraging-2023596
7th June 2013
Sayed Bana, 60, a committee member at the Somali Bravanese Centre in Muswell Hill, invited the thugs behind the blaze to end their campaign of violence and come to the negotiating table as the cross community hub lay in ruins....His call for calm came despite English Defence League supporters taking to social media sites to praise the apparent attack and call for further attacks on the Muslim community. One user wrote on the Yorkshire-Leeds EDL Division Facebook page: "Crying shame, if only it had been full." Another added on the same page: "Next time do one at 3pm on a Friday afternoon." http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/edl-hate-messages-as-leaders-call-for-peace-after-mosque-is-burnt-to-the-ground-8646716.html
5th June 2013
An Islamic centre in north London has been destroyed by a fire in an apparent hate crime attack. ... A spokesman said the letters EDL were sprayed on to the building, used by the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-22785074
27th May 2013
Humberside Police have made a total of 13 arrests following incidents at a mosque on Weelsby Road in Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
Two men, aged 33 and 37, remain in custody after they were arrested in connection with a fire at the mosque on Sunday night. Another 11 individuals were arrested last Thursday following reports of youths damaging vehicles and the Mosque. http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-05-27/police-13-arrested-in-grimsby-over-mosque-attacks/
24th May 2013
The Muslim Council of Wales fears inter-racial tensions are escalating in the wake of the slaying of a British serviceman after bacon was left in the entrance to a Welsh mosque.
Secretary of the Council Saleem Kidwai said the food, offensive to muslims on religious grounds, was left at the Shah Jalal mosque, in Cathays, Cardiff, on Wednesday night following the attack in Woolwich http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/bacon-left-entrance-cardiff-mosque-4007527
24th May 2013
Police are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a mosque in Milton Keynes. There were people inside the Granby Mosque at the time of the incident on Thursday night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22654435
22nd May 2013
English Defence League supporters clashed with police near Woolwich Arsenal railway station just hours after a soldier was butchered in the streets...In Woolwich, a group of between 75 and 100 men gathered at The Queen's Arms pub on Burrage Grove, where they sang nationalist songs. EDL leader Stephen Lennon said: "Enough is enough. Our message is enough, enough. We have weak leaders. Our police, our leaders tip-toe around this issue. "This issue is political Islam, political Islam that is spreading across this country." http://news.sky.com/story/1094547/woolwich-edl-protests-as-mosques-targeted
6th May 2013
Headscarves have been torn off two Muslim women amid a spate of racist attacks carried out by children as young as eight. The young women, said to in their early 20s, were left 'traumatised' by the ordeal that saw two children hurl racist abuse before ripping off the hijabs. The culprits are believed to be aged eight and 14. The incident, on Tuesday afternoon, follows a spike in hate crimes against Polish and Muslim residents at Wester Hailes Park [Edinburgh] over the past week. http://www.scotsman.com/news/police-launch-probe-into-race-hate-crime-spree-1-2921232
30th April 2013
A grandfather of 22 has been stabbed to death while on his way home from evening prayers at a Birmingham mosque. Mohammed Saleem, 75, was found after being stabbed three times in Green Lane, Small Heath, on Monday night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-22348820
17th April 2013
Graffiti daubed on Cambridge mosque site: "For the murderous scum bags etc etc [later deleted by the Council] http://twitpic.com/ck2awk
8th April 2013
...Far Right extremists are establishing roots in Sunderland and spreading racial hatred across the city via Facebook. English Defence League (EDL) supporters chanting anti-Muslim slogans at last month’s demo against proposals for a new mosque of St Mark’s Road in Millfield....Comments have also been left in which Muslims in the city are described as “Muzrats” and “Muzzies”. One post says: “Just had a Muzrat in shop asking why I don’t have any clothes for her”. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/crime/fascists-target-sunderland-muslims-on-facebook-1-5563246
31st Jan 2013
A Muslim family say they have been forced to move from their home after offensive graffiti and a cross wrapped in ham were left outside their house. Murad Alam, 39, said his wife and two sons, aged eight and 10, had moved out of their home in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, to a "safe" place. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-21265496
21st Jan 2013
Britain is a melting pot of nationalities and faiths, home to hundreds of thousands of Malians, Iraqis, Syrians, Somalis, Kenyans, Nigerians, Yemenis and Pakistanis.
Not all are grateful. Indeed, many are becoming outspokenly defiant. Some have colonised suburbs in major cities. One London borough is so staunchly Muslim it has become known as the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/article4754492.ece
14th Jan 2013
A member of the Thanet division of the English Defence League has quit the extreme political party after being contacted by the Isle of Thanet Gazette over posts on his Facebook page....In an interview with this newspaper last year, Mr Field said: "...We feel that honour killings, the grooming of young girls, burqas or sharia law have no place in Britain." This is in stark contrast to some of the words posted on his Facebook page, some of which include: "Islam is evil", "There be (sic) blood shed if muzzrats moved into my street it wont be mine", and "kick Islam out of England". http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Man-quits-Far-Right-league-Thanet-Gazette-expose/story-17827582-detail/story.html
Trial outcomes in 2013 for 2012 offences
A 21-year-old man who dumped a pig's head outside a mosque has been jailed for three months. Rory Rowbottom left the animal part outside the Muslim place of worship in Pound Street, Newbury, Berkshire, last October.
Rowbottom, of Poffley Place, Thatcham, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment and a Section 4 public order offence at Reading Magistrates' Court today, Thames Valley Police said. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/21yearold-jailed-for-dumping-pigs-head-at-mosque-8463503.html
A teenage thug has been jailed for her part in a racist attack in which a Sudanese woman had her hijab headscarf pulled off.
Paige Bain, 16, also repeatedly punched a five-months pregnant woman during the assault, which was carried out with her aunt, Eileen Kennedy, 28. http://alturl.com/dxenj