All Videos Tagged Communities (Atheist Nexus) - Atheist Nexus 2014-09-15T05:24:49Z http://www.atheistnexus.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=Communities&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Can the UK end religious violence? tag:www.atheistnexus.org,2013-06-13:2182797:Video:2249263 2013-06-13T02:18:19.538Z Napoleon Bonaparte http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/napoleonbonaparte We examine how big a threat the increase in anti-Muslim attacks is to the social fabric of the UK.<br></br> <br></br> There has been a disturbing increase in anti-Muslim attacks in the UK after the murder of a soldier in May. A number of mosques and Islamic institutions in the UK have been the target of arson attacks in recent weeks.<br></br> <br></br> An Islamic Centre in North London and an islamic boarding school in South London were set on fire last week in an apparent hate crime attack.<br></br> <br></br> A… We examine how big a threat the increase in anti-Muslim attacks is to the social fabric of the UK.<br /> <br /> There has been a disturbing increase in anti-Muslim attacks in the UK after the murder of a soldier in May. A number of mosques and Islamic institutions in the UK have been the target of arson attacks in recent weeks.<br /> <br /> An Islamic Centre in North London and an islamic boarding school in South London were set on fire last week in an apparent hate crime attack.<br /> <br /> A mosque in Brixton was vandalised after a window was smashed last month and the Islamic centre in Milton Keynes was petrol bombed.<br /> <br /> The Muslim community in the UK has also been subject to abuse on the internet.<br /> <br /> It has all happened in the wake of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in southeast London last month.<br /> <br /> In the weeks since the murder of Lee Rigby by self-professed Islamists, police in Britain have reported a marked increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes.<br /> <br /> "We normally average one Islamophobic incident a day, about 35 hate crimes - we separate them out. We're currently experiencing about eight incidents a day on average - so there has been an increase, a lot if those incidents are name calling and criminal damage, and a number of them are more serious types of crimes like the one on Saturday that we're talking about and the one last week at the community centre," said Simon Letchford from the Metropolitan Police.<br /> <br /> The English Defence League has been accused of fuelling racial hatred. The League denies any involvement in attacks, but its members say they are dedicated to protesting against "islamic extremism".<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has spoken out against attacks on Muslim targets, which she described as deplorable.<br /> <br /> "As I said at the time, this was not just an attack on an individual soldier, it was an attack on everyone in this country - people of all faiths and of none," said May about the Woolwich murder.<br /> <br /> Muslims say they want the British government to stop the violence.<br /> <br /> But is the government capable of putting an end to these attacks? And how much of a threat are they to the social fabric in the UK?