World Bulletin / News Desk
A study conducted by Dr Chris Allen, a social policy lecturer at the University of Birmingham, has detailed the feelings of British Muslim women about Islamophobia in the UK.
The findings, which were presented in the House of Commons on Wednesday, were derived from interviews with 20 British Muslim women aged between 15 and 52. In the interviews, the women detailed their personal experiences of Islamophobia in the country.
One 28-year-old participant recalled an incident in which a man attempted to run her over while hurling abuse when she asked him to remove a vehicle that was blocking the drive of her house.
In other cases, decomposing pig’s heads were placed outside of a house, while another interviewee said that fireworks were thrown through her letterbox.
Incidents range from name calling to physical abuse, including spitting.
In March, a report published by the Tell Mama a hotline for Islamophobic crimes and incidents said that 58% of all verified incidents between April 2012 and April 2013 were against women. 80% of those crimes against women were due to their Islamic dress.
The study is the first of its kind to give a voice to female victims of Islamophobia in the UK.Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 16:45