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Help us to report hate crime

New project to develop ongoing monitoring  

It’s an age old problem: people don’t report hate crime (especially not minorities, especially not Muslims), they don’t report discrimination, and so the police, the government and all their institutions don’t believe there is a problem to be solved. 

At IHRC, we’ve been working on developing all sorts of strategies to promote third party and direct reporting.  Likewise government and law enforcement agencies have begun to take the idea of such incidents seriously.  But there remains one problem still.  Not enough Muslims report what is happening to them. 

These everyday patterns illustrate the shortcomings of policy makers in reporting the exact number of hate incidents, in understanding the characteristics of the victims and perpetrators and in determining the negative effects of violent actions on victims and society.  

In order to fill such significant gaps, in both research and policy, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is conducting research entitled ‘‘Muslim Experiences of Hostility and Discrimination.’’ As part of this, a research questionnaire has been prepared with the aim of capturing and analysing Muslim experiences of hostility and hatred. 

We need as many responses as possible to test this methodology and help us produce not only the statistics needed for Muslims, governments and agencies to work with, but develop a robust methodology that other communities can use as well. 

Please look at the questionnaire on-line:

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/activities/projects/9257-muslim-experiences-of-hostility-and-discrimination

or if you prefer download a Word version and email it back to us, or if you want a hard copy please contact the office on 020 8904 4222.

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There was a very good event on Hate Crime hosted by the
Imam Khoei Foundation! It gave a lot of schools from the
area to express their feelings on Hate Crime and was
accompanied with an art competition!

[1] Learning at 14:04 on 11 Aug 10 report this
 

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