The coming Tuesday will see the launch of Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA). To be launched on Tuesday 21 February 2012, at 1.30pm at Central London venue, the project provides support to victims and witnesses of anti-Muslim hate crime, recording incidents and highlighting the scale of attacks.
The MAMA project is inspired by a need expressed by Muslim communities in the UK. The community support requirements for Muslim communities do extend to the need for support for the victims of anti-Muslim attacks in England and for the collection and mapping of anti-Muslim attacks in the country.
Furthermore, many Muslim communities have stated that such a service should run in synergy with Police services so that information gathered via a project like MAMA can be collected, verified and passed onto the Police.
MAMA says “it is not a replacement service for the Police and if you are in danger you should inform the Police. It is an alternative reporting system which means that if you want the attack logged and passed onto the Police, support provided or even a listening ear given, then do call us.
“No-one in our country should suffer from hate crime and anti-Muslim hate crime is no different. Anti-Muslim attacks are a crime, so work with us and report it….
“Tell MAMA will support those who have been the subject of anti-Muslim attacks. MAMA will also measure, map and monitor such attacks in England and work to ensure that individuals get the support that they need. Nobody should be subjected to hate crime, irrespective of their background”.
For further information email: [email protected] or phone 0207 935 5573.