Rising Hate: £200M Initiative to Shield Muslims and Jews from Public Abuse

After a rise in Islamophobic abuse in the UK, the Conservatives have announced a number of measures to counter the attacks, including a £117 million security package for Muslim communities.

Government Allocates £117 Million for Security Measures

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged over £117 million to enhance security measures for Muslim communities in the UK after an increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Home Secretary’s Assurance

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Home Secretary James Cleverly announced that the funding would be utilized for installing security features to protect families, schools and community centers.

Hate Crime Surge

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Hate crimes in the UK rose significantly within the first two weeks of the Hamas attacks on October 7th, with the government being criticized for the lack of support towards Muslims.

651% Rise In Hate Crimes

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During the first two weeks of the attacks, hate crimes rose by a staggering 651%, including 33 physical assaults on Jewish families and communities.

Rise in Islamophobia

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Islamophobia reports have risen in London by 140% since the attacks, while the Tory Party itself faces multiple allegations of discrimination towards Islam within its ranks.

Sunak Announces £78 Million Pledge to Jewish Communities

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently announced a pledge that would increase the security of Jewish communities, including schools and places of worship, worth over £78 million.

Response to Rising Hate Crimes

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Ministers have strongly condemned the acts of hatred towards Jewish communities, urging the police to investigate the crimes that the Prime Minister has called “utterly sickening.”

Sunak Ready to “Fight” Antisemitism

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In an address to the Community Security Trust, Sunak announced his £78 million pledge to Jewish Communities, promising “We will fight this antisemitism with everything we have got”.

Government’s Stance on Anti-Muslim Hatred

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Cleverly categorically stated that anti-Muslim hatred “has no place in society”, pledging “reassurance and confidence to UK Muslims,” in the form of the £117 million security package.

Tory Party Under Fire

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The pledge comes after the Tory Party has come under fire in recent months for alleged “Islamophobic” behavior within its ranks, resulting in a suspended MP and calls for investigations.

Anderson’s Comments on Sadiq Khan

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Former Tory MP Lee Anderson was recently suspended due to his comments regarding the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, arguing that Khan and the city of London were under the “control” of “Islamists.”

Echoing Braverman’s Comments

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Anderson made his remarks after former Home Secretary Suella Braverman argued that “Islamists, extremists, and the anti-Semites” were in charge of the UK now.

Prime Minister Refrains From Labelling Anderson “Islamophobic”

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Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden argued that Lee Anderson’s comments were “wrong” but not “intentionally racist” with both Dowden and Sunak refraining from labelling the comments as Islamophobic.

Sunak Denies Islamophobia Allegations

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When pressed on the matter, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak responded to claims that his Party has an Islamophobia problem with the words “No, of course there isn’t.”

Hunt’s Pledge for Muslim Memorial

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The pledge to support security in Muslim communities comes after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced the Spring Budget, which included a £1 million memorial for Muslim soldiers.

Chancellor Defends Memorial

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The Muslim memorial, according to the Chancellor, is to “never forget the sacrifices made for our future,” regardless of color or race.

Labour Questions Prime Minister’s Judgement

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Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has questioned the Prime Minister’s judgement to make Anderson the Deputy Chair after multiple allegations of Islamophobia.

Starmer’s Stance on Anderson

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“But what does it say about the prime minister’s judgement that he made Lee Anderson deputy chairman of his party?” said Sir Keir Starmer.

Sunak’s “Extremist” Address

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After Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced an address outside Downing Street to address what he called “Extremist” protests supporting Palestine, Starmer argued that Sunak has extremist problems of his own to address.

Starmer Tells Sunak to “Get a Grip” of Extremists

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Starmer argued that the extremists lie within the Conservative Party and that Sunak needs to “get a grip” on them for dividing the British public since the Hamas attacks on October 7th.

Tories Attempt to Balance the Books

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The new £117 million security pledge to Muslim communities combined with the £1 million Muslim memorial is a clear attempt from the Conservatives to prove they are treating antisemitism and Islamophobia with the same tenacity, after concerns have been raised.

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