World Bulletin / News Desk
When father-of-five Makram Ali left Ramadan prayers on Monday night, he had no idea he was about to become the latest Muslim die on the streets of Europe or the U.S., where figures show a rising wave of Islamophobia has taken hold.
The 51-year-old was walking with other worshippers through the streets of Finsbury Park, north London, when he collapsed and was hit by a van that had allegedly been deliberately driven into the crowd.
He died in his daughter’s arms and 11 other Muslims were injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident by British police.
For many observers, the attack was the latest incident in which Muslims have been targeted in Europe and the U.S.
According to Tell MAMA, a U.K.-based group that monitors Islamophobic incidents, there has been a sharp rise in anti-Muslim attacks following the May 2013 murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in southeast London by two radicalized attackers.
Subsequent terrorist incidents around the world have also contributed to rising levels of Islamophobia, according to the monitoring group.
Data on hate crimes targeting Muslims from the Metropolitan Police, which polices Greater London and is the U.K.’s largest police service, shows a increase since 2014.
In that year, 623 such offenses were reported, a figure that nearly doubled to 1,221 last year.
19-year-old Muslim teen on Monday suffered physical and verbal assaults
Man shouts Islamopohobic slurs, threatens Muslim patients with knife at small clinic in northwestern Germany
One of the mosques belongs to the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB)
Announcement follows similar calls made by Muslim Council of Britain and senior Conservative Party members
Sajid Javid hits back at letter seeking probe of Islamophobia problem, despite support from senior Tory MPs and peers
Board member of Alternative for Germany party criticizes German football player of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil
Ramadan Tent Project hosts annual event for Muslims and non-Muslims across the UK
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, when Muslims contemplate their relationship with God, carry out compassionate sacrifices, build community and help those in need.
School officials thank community for outpouring of support
Manifesto demanding change in Quran verses is 'Western version of ISIL' terrorists, says Turkish deputy premier
Issue over dress code started after new deputy principal arrived
Bissonnette feared Muslims would attack, kill his family
Head of Turkish parliament's Human Rights Committee also called Islamophobia a ‘threat to world peace’
Islamophobia in Europe and the U.S. is being used as a political project by right-wing politicians, says leading scholar
Mehmet Gormez, former head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, also speaks at international conference
‘Islamophobia is no longer is restricted to where there are Muslim minorities’ says Salman Sayyid of the University of Leeds