Is the dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslims.
Islamophobia in the United Kingdom refers to a set of discourses, behaviours and structures which express feelings of anxiety, fear, hostility and rejection towards Islam or Muslims in the United Kingdom.
Islamophobia can manifest itself in many ways such as discrimination in the workforce, negative coverage in the media, disparity in treatment, inequality of opportunity and more obviously, violence against Muslims.
In recent times we have seen crimes committed that have been motivated by hate of Islam/Muslims and these have been arson attacks against mosques, anti-Muslim graffiti, Anti-Islam hate campaigns on social media (Punish a Muslim Letter), vehicle ramming into Muslim gatherings and the forcible removal of head coverings worn by Muslim females. There has been a significant increase in Islamaphobia across England & Wales.
There have been academic studies and surveys carried out which have concluded that Muslims face discrimination in the work force.