Hate crimes soar after bombings

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

This is profoundly depressing:

BBC NEWS | England | London | Hate crimes soar after bombings:

Attacks on Muslims have soared in London since the 7 July bombings, according to police figures.

There were 269 �religious hate� crimes, compared with 40 in the same period last year, the figures show.

Most were verbal abuse or minor assaults, but also include damage to property, including mosques and have a great �emotional impact�, police said.

London’s slowly becoming its old hateful self, isn’t it?

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