A School in Oldham, UK has issued an apology as a video showing Muslim students praying outside in the bitter cold went viral. The footage provoked a furious reaction on social media after it was claimed a female teacher had kicked them out of the classroom.
The UK government has apologized to a Muslim who was falsely described as an extremist hate preacher. Aidan Eardley, legal counsel for the home secretary, said that the accusation was a "big mistake", expressing his regret for the damage caused to "Salman Butt”.
British MPs accused PM Boris Johnson of ignoring Muslims as he has not responded to a call for action on Islamophobia for a year. An MP wrote to the PM in November 2020 warning of rising hate crime and questioning the government’s inaction in tackling the issue.
Every November, “Islamophobia Awareness Month” is held in the UK by MEND in cooperation with several parties to raise awareness of the threat of Islamophobia and encourage reporting hate incidents to the police, to help tackle this phenomenon and eliminate it.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) released a 6-step guide to keep worshipers and visitors safe, enhance the security of mosques and protect them against any Islamophobic attacks, in response to the high rate of hate crimes in the years 2020 and 2021.
The UK government’s "Student Loans System" is facing criticism for being discriminatory against Muslims, as it offers loans with interest forbidden in Islam, which leads many Muslims to reject it and become unable to attend university in the absence of alternatives. https://youtu.be/bqRe_zNW0Dg
Press reports said that some Arabic and Islamic terms have been commonly used by colloquial English speakers in London and in Londoners’ conversations on social networks during the past years, due to several reasons, including their use in popular songs.
An independent study found that British press coverage during the COVID-19 crisis spread Islamophobia and asserted negative and racist concepts and prejudice against Muslims through biased coverage which relied on inaccurate or deliberately misleading information.