Administrator on May 20th, 2012
12 months after Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, contended that Islamophobia had “passed the dinner-table test” and had become socially acceptable in Britain, the UK Government has established a cross-government working group to tackle anti-Muslim hatred.
The Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) is a ground breaking national project that will allow for anti-Muslim attacks to be reported, recorded and mapped to provide evidence of the true scale and scope of the
problem of anti-Muslim hate crime in contemporary Britain. The programme will also provide much needed support for victims of these attacks and this is one of the primary purposes for the project, as well as the mapping and recording of such crimes.
Anti-Muslim hate crime is any crime where you are targeted because you are Muslim – be it extreme violence, graffiti, verbal insults, anti-Muslim literature etc. It is extremely important for such anti-Muslim attacks to be recorded so that we can publish the data to make the public aware of the scale of the issue; no community should suffer hate crime.
The Tell MAMA Project has been set up by Faith Matters to help measure where such incidents are happening and to provide a true picture of the scale and scope of the problem in the UK.
Imam of Makkah Masjid, Imam Qari Muhammad Asim, has campaigned over the years for assessing the scale, scope and number of anti-Muslim hate crimes that take place in the UK. Makkah Masjid is therefore pleased to host the launch of the Tell MAMA initiative in Leeds on Thursday 24 May between 2-4pm.
Event: The launch of Tell MAMA initiative
Date: Thursday 24 May between 2-4pm
Venue: Makkah Masjid 36 Thornville Road Leeds LS6 1JY
EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
http://amnesty.org/en/library/info/EUR01/002/2012/en - Amnesty report on Anti-Muslim feelings in Europe.
If anyone has experienced or witnessed anti-Muslim hate crime, or know of anyone who has been a victim, we want to hear from them!
You can contact MAMA in a number of ways;
- Freephone – 0800 456 1226
- Text – 0115 707 00 07
- Email – email@example.com
- Facebook – tellmamauk
- Twitter – @tellmamauk
- Website – www.tellmamauk.org+3