Posts Tagged: Discrimination

We must equip Muslim mothers to combat hate crime online

Hate crime is often perpetrated through direct violent words and actions, but also appears as indirect aggressions through the social media world. Mocking physical appearance and use of abusive language, using derogatory labels and humiliation, and making false and abhorrent claims about a person, are all forms of bullying which may be categorised as hate …

The rise of the trolls!

One person said I should get cancer, I had somebody threatening to find me and tie me up”. Last week, best-selling feminist author, Jessica Valenti, decided to take a break from social media following death and rape threats directed at her 5 year-old daughter. In recent weeks, there has been a surge in online hate and abuse directed …

Meet Jurgita!

“I really enjoy it. I would like to do something more with these new skills I have gained – maybe open my own business or get a job.” This month JAN Trust would like to introduce you to Jurgita. Read her profile below: Name: Jurgita Country of origin: Lithuania Ethnicity: Lithuanian Jurgita came to the UK nearly 10 …

Faith under attack

Towards the end of 2015, the Home Office published hate crime figures for England and Wales. The total number of hate crimes recorded by the police was 52,528, a significant increase on the previous year. Of these, 82% were racially motivated crimes and 6% were religious hate crimes. As can be seen from these figures, faith-based hate crime has risen …

Women and Mental Health Services

Mental health refers to our psychological state and it affects the way we think, feel and behave – it is therefore extremely valuable.  Our mental health is always changing and there are times when we all can feel down or anxious however, for others, these feelings can last much longer and develop into an even …

Rise in Anti-Muslim hate crime

Rise in Anti-Muslim hate crime

Whilst the Woolwich attacks were devastatingly shocking and many of us responded with huge amounts of sympathy for the victim and his family, others chose to respond to it with what was described as a tenfold increase of Islamophobic attacks on Muslims. In response to the attack, many members from the English Defence League took …

How to spot Islamophobia in the media

Alan Judd, a journalist from The Telegraph recently wrote an article entitled ‘How to spot a terrorist living in your neighbourhood’.  The article attempts to educate readers on how to identify potential extremists by being aware of their social interactions and changes in behaviour. While the article suggests that certain attributes are often portrayed by potential …

Don’t Tolerate Hate

You are getting of the bus, and as you are leaving the bus another passenger proclaims at the top of his voice ‘this is my f****ing country, I can do what I want’. Like me, at first you may be confused. Is this verbal abuse directed at you or someone else? What happened to cause …

Islamophobic Hate Crimes in Britain

Through our work at JAN Trust we have dealt with many Muslim women over the twenty years who have suffered from Islamophobia. It has included verbal and physical abuse, their children being bullied and damage to their property. The portrayal of Muslims and Islam in wide parts of the media is likely to be a contributing factor. An increasing awareness …