The “punish a Muslim” campaign is only the tip of the icebergby Miqdaad Versi / March 30, 2018 / Leave a comment
Anti-Muslim hate has now been normalised.
When I speak of the pervasiveness of anti-Muslim hatred, I am not referring to the most powerful country in the world, where President Trump said “I think Islam hates us,” re-tweeted anti-Muslim propaganda videos and appointed a National Security Advisor who wrote the foreword to a book written by people banned from the UK for their extremism.
Nor am I referring to mainland Europe, where the German Interior Minister feels able to declare that ‘Islam does not belong’ in the country, or where almost 40 per cent of the French population voted for the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, and where a sign saying “pray for an Islamic holocaust” was proudly displayed in a demonstration in Poland.
I am referring to our country here in the UK.
According to surveys, half our nation think