Muslim families have expressed anger over the recent news of a ‘major spike’ in reports of terrorism from the Muslim community.
A study by the Muslim Council of Britain found that the number of reports of suspected terror attacks had risen by 20 per cent since October.
“This news is a tragedy, and we need to be careful about the impact on people and families,” said Farah Siddiqui, co-chair of the Muslim Forum, a Muslim think-tank.
“I think it is a sign of how far we have come. “
“It’s not just about the police, it’s about the media and how we are being portrayed. “
“And I think we are seeing the backlash of people who are worried that we are not protecting them, that we do not protect them as much as we should. “
“We are trying to get to a point where people will not believe that we can be taken seriously.” “
Mr Siddiquis statement comes after the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which represents the country’s more than 1.8 million Muslim residents, issued a statement saying “there is no credible evidence of a spike in terrorist attacks on UK soil.” “
We are trying to get to a point where people will not believe that we can be taken seriously.”
Mr Siddiquis statement comes after the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which represents the country’s more than 1.8 million Muslim residents, issued a statement saying “there is no credible evidence of a spike in terrorist attacks on UK soil.”
It added that it was “unfounded to suggest that the Muslim population is more at risk from terrorist attacks than non-Muslims.”
Muslim parents in the UK are concerned about their children’s future.
Kamran Khan, who works in the education sector, said he felt the news “was devastating”.
“It is heartbreaking because there are so many young Muslim boys in school that are being taught in a way that is not conducive to their development,” he told the BBC.
His 13-year-old son, Aqeel, has been told to avoid going to the mosque after being told he was a threat to the community.
Aqeels father, Muhammad Ali Khan, said the family was concerned his son could be “pushed into Islam” and “learn a little more about the religion”.
The UK has been at the centre of global controversy over the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadly London Bridge attacks last month, which left seven dead and scores injured.
Mr Khan told the Today programme on BBC1’s The World Today programme: “He’s been told he’s a threat.
He’s not allowed to go to the school, not allowed even to take his car.
He is being taught that he’s Muslim and he’s not welcome in this country.”
Anita Sarwar, an assistant professor of politics at the University of Exeter, said: “It is very difficult to feel reassured in this particular time of fear, because this is not a situation that has been a normal situation in the United Kingdom.”