10 December 2012
A Muslim family based in Bingham in north-western Britain were the latest victims of increasing anti-Islamic attacks in Britain. The family found an offensive graffiti which attacked Islam and Allah outside of their family house last week.
According to the father’s account the attack left the children traumatized:
“Two days after the first incident I saw the eldest on the laptop looking at a map, looking for escape routes in case anything goes wrong, I’m not even a strict Muslim at all, so for this to happen to my family is a joke.” He said.
The second attack came three weeks later when the family found a cross wrapped in ham left on their doorstep.
The attack was taken as a significant warning for increase in the hate crimes against Muslims. Police data show that 1,200 anti-Muslim attacks were reported in Britain in 2010. A Financial Times opinion poll showed that Britain is the nation that is most suspicious about Muslims. A poll of the Evening Standard found that a sizable section of London residents harbor negative opinions about Muslims.