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Politicians do not care about Muslims

Government policies are having a negative impact on Muslims.

Criminals hide behind the veils

According to a survey carried out by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), British Muslims feel like politicians do not care about them.

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A very high percentage of the respondents of this survey expressed that they have experienced verbal abuse, with some even admitting that they have been assaulted physically.

The author of this report, Arzu Merali had this to say in conclusion of the survey;

"We have an environment now, where Muslim people feel they are suspected and where life is increasingly difficult. The impact of government policies, in particular those related with security, have really had an impact on silencing Muslims - not from a point of view of just talking about political issues, but even to report anti-Muslim hatred."

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The British policies were made in relation to the recent threats from various terrorist group around the world. While its aim is to secure and protect the British community, it is apparent that innocent Muslims are feeling victimised. Majority of arrests made by the British police have been of Muslims, a large number of whom were released without charge, or charged with offences unrelated to terrorism.

A 19-year-old white Muslim convert, Iman shared her experience to exemplify this issue. According to her, immediately after she converted, she let her college know of this change. Authorities were immediately called when this happened.

"After I was reported I had a meeting with officers in which they questioned me about my views and beliefs," she said.

After interrogating her and officials were eventually satisfied that she was not a risk, they then tried to recruit her to work with them.

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"I can't be a Muslim girl who is just trying to get an education, work and do normal things.

"I've either got to help fight radicalisation or I am becoming radicalised.

"There is no middle ground, I can't just be a normal Muslim. I have to be on one [end of the] spectrum or the other," she concluded.

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