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Latest update : 2013-05-28

Muslims targeted after soldier murder in London

As British police try to work out the motives of the murder of a soldier in London last week, they are also having to handle a rise in abuse targeted at the UK's Islamic community as a result of the killing. The number of recorded incidents of verbal and physical attacks on Muslims has rocketed since the attack, with the fascist English Defence League holding an increasing number of rallies calling for followers of the religion to leave the country.

By Marc Webber

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