UK: Communities should not have to live in fear

I AM a Muslim and I am ‘me’, I am a human with my own character, my own soul, my hopes and dreams and I do not wish to be judged on the actions of others, nor of minorities, nor of extremists.

These are the views of many Muslims throughout Luton and beyond.

Yet racism, discrimination and Islamophobia, unfortunately, are on the increase.

We are witnessing the increase of hate, prejudice and intolerance against Muslims. Horrific and unjustified acts of criminality across the globe are profoundly linked back to Islam and Muslims.

No community, of any background, should live in fear or hostility.

Muslims have been existing since the start of time… [???]