Anyone who has been a victim of an Islamophobic incident can report it to the free helpline by calling 0800 456 1226 or contact tellmamauk.org at the website or via Twitter, Facebook or Text Messaging.
A first UK helpline for victims of Islamophobia is being set up amid concerns that incidents are not being reported or properly categorised. Faith Matters, a non-profit group, hopes to show the scale of the problem and provide support for victims.
“Many people think that Islamophobic crime does not exist. They say: ‘Where is the data?’” said the director of Faith Matters, Fiyaz Mughal. He is setting up the project Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) with the help of government funding.
“This is a chance for the Muslim community to say: ‘Let us present the case, in terms of the facts, let somebody collate it and present it to the authorities.’
“If someone has suffered abuse, been attacked or received a leaflet with inflammatory comments about Muslims in it, I want to hear about it.”