Islamophobia Victimizes UK Muslim Students

CAIRO – UK teachers’ unions and anti-racism groups have warned that the rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in schools would foster an atmosphere of “uncertainty and fear” among Muslim students, amid government’s failure to tackle the issue.

“We are seeing more incidents of racialized language and bullying against Muslim children in schools and it has led to a significant number of incidents following the events in Paris,” Fiyaz Mughal, chief executive of Tell MAMA, told the Independent.

Taunted as “terrorists and “immigrants”, Muslim students have been suffering a significant increase in verbal and physical attacks in UK schools, since Paris attacks that left 17 killed.

According to Tell MAMA monitoring group, 112 Islamophobic attacks have been reported since Paris attacks, nine of which were related to schools in locations from West Yorkshire to East Sussex…

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