POLITICAL SUICIDE FOR THE TORRIES? One can only hope. Home Secretary, Theresa May, declares that from now on, “Islamophobia” will be a ‘hate’ crime on par with assault or grievous bodily harm.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Siegen2) In a move hailed by Islamic groups, especially Islamic terrorist groups, Home Secretary Theresa May said that police will have to record Islamophobic (verbal and physical) attacks as a separate category.
At present some forces, including London’s Metropolitan Police, do record Islamophobic crimes as such. Other forces categorise them as hate crimes or specific offences such as assault or grievous bodily harm.
The new requirement will create the first accurate picture of the extent of Islamophobic hate crimes in Britain.
h/t G. Deckzeijl