Victims of 'Islamophobic' abuse can now report incidents using a new telephone helpline thanks to funding from…Saudi Arabia? The local mosques?
The dedicated third-party reporting service for victims of anti-Muslim abuse, run by the Lancashire Council of Mosques, aims to raise awareness of the problem and was launched on Friday after helpline bosses accepted a £2,500 grant from Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner,
Clive Grunshaw, and £1,500 from Lancashire Partnership Against Crime.Well, I suppose it saves them spending it on flowers for Darwin Award candidates and their chavshrines!
Faz Patel, community cohesion campaigner from Blackburn, said he thought the helpline was needed.
He said: “There is a real need for this. I think it is important that people can pick up the phone and report something confidentially."
“It is important that vulnerable people from the Muslim community who have been victims of crime can contact this telephone line.
“Any forms of hate crime should not be tolerated whether it is antisemitism or homophobia.
“At this moment in time Muslims have been made a scapegoat.”Have they really?
And don’t we already have confidential police reporting? Why, then, do Muslims require something special, since Jews aren’t asking for it?
And more to the point, why is the taxpayer stumping up the money for it..?