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Anti-Muslim hate is now widespread in the UK—and the media is helping normalise it

The “punish a Muslim” campaign is only the tip of the iceberg

By Miqdaad Versi  

An open day at the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, London. Photo: PA

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…

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