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    British Muslims subjected to racism post 9/11: Study!: ANI December 18, 2004 http://news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=48633 [World News]:
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      British Muslims subjected to racism post 9/11:
      Study!:
      ANI
      December 18, 2004
      http://news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=48633


      [World News]: London, Dec 18 : A recent study has
      revealed that Muslims in Britain, are increasingly
      being subjected to racism, in the aftermath of the
      September 11, WTC attacks.

      According to Ananova, the Islamic Human Rights
      Commission, in its report titled - 'Social
      Discrimination: Across the Muslim Divide' has stated
      that as many as 80 percent of the people surveyed have
      said that they have faced discrimination because of
      their religion.

      The report further states that compared to 2000, where
      only 45 percent of the people belonging to the Muslim
      faith faced discrimination, the present statistics are
      nearly double the previous and are certainly a cause
      of concern.

      Experts have said that such high levels of racial
      discrimination will adversely affect moves by the UK
      government to bring Muslims in the UK into mainstream
      British society and has therefore urged the government
      to initiate far- reaching, systemic action as a matter
      of urgency.

      "This report reveals that prejudice against Muslims
      pervades all aspects of society and has become normal
      and is even considered justifiable in social circles.
      This is a wake-up call for Britain. The British
      Government cannot continue to ignore the depth and
      nature of anti-Muslim prejudice in the UK. This report
      conveys British Muslims expectations of their
      government to protect their rights and create a space
      for their civic participation free from harassment,
      discrimination and violence," the paper quoted IHRC
      spokesman Arzu Merali as saying.

      The report further adds that rather than laws aimed at
      protecting the Muslims, what is more needed are
      emphatic behaviour by the English towards their
      Muslims citizens.

      "British society needs fair and consistent
      anti-discrimination legislation, but it also needs an
      attitude change and this can only come about when
      government kick starts the processes required to make
      anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination an abhorrence
      not only under the law but, in peoples minds," he
      further added. (ANI)

      http://news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=48633

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