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Attacks are linked to EDL

Issue No. 2361

Tell Mama, The Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks group, has recorded 540 Islamophobic incidents since March this year. 

More than half—52 percent—were linked to perpetrators who sympathised with the English Defence League.

Two out of three victims were women. And Tell Mama warned that many Muslims didn’t report incidents to the police—skewing their figures.

Tories tell lies on segregation

The Tories paint migrants and Muslims as living segregated lives. 

Yet most black and ethnic minority people live in diverse areas.

 White people are most likely to live in areas dominated by their own ethnic group.

It’s the Tories’ racism, and attacks on services such as English for Speakers of Other Languages, that encourage separation.

Integration is up, not down

The 2011 Census showed that more than one million people had parents from different ethnic groups. 

These people make up the fastest-growing group in Britain.

And researchers believe the figure could be double as most people who are “mixed race” describe themselves in a single ethnic group.

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