Extra funding to guard British Muslims as tensions rise within the Middle East | EUROtoday

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More than £100 million can be used to guard Muslim colleges, neighborhood centres and mosques from a rising variety of hate assaults, the house secretary has introduced.

The cash can be spent on safety measures which embrace alarms, fences and CCTV cameras, James Cleverly mentioned.

It follows the same bundle of £70 million for Jewish teams, as rising tensions over the conflict in Gaza gasoline divisions within the UK.

In a press release, Mr Cleverly mentioned that anti-Muslim hatred “has absolutely no place in our society”.

“We is not going to let occasions within the Middle East be used as an excuse to justify abuse towards British Muslims,” he mentioned.

The new cash would give “reassurance and confidence to UK Muslims at a time when it is crucially needed”.

Ministers have recently condemned an increase in reported anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish hatred. The government was recently accused of stoking tensions after Lee Anderson claimed the London mayor was controlled by “Islamists”.

The former deputy chair of the Conservatives was suspended by the social gathering over the remarks, however solely after a delay of just about a day.

And ministers have nonetheless continued to refuse to say his feedback had been Islamophobic, stating solely that they had been unsuitable.

Ministers have additionally suffered a blow after the frontrunner to turn into a brand new adviser on the problem pulled out saying he “couldn’t take” the quantity of abuse he had obtained.

Fiyaz Mughal, who based the organisation Tell MAMA, which appears to be like at anti-Muslim hate, mentioned the abuse he had suffered for greater than 10 years escalated after his title was linked to the function.

In all the federal government will give £117 million over the following 4 years. The announcement, which comes at the beginning of Ramadan, will cowl websites throughout the UK.

Security minister Tom Tugendhat mentioned: “This funding demonstrates that this government stands firmly against hate crimes, abuse, threats or harassment against British Muslims.

“We proceed to work intently with policing and neighborhood companions to make sure the security and safety of British Muslims.”