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Muslim Mountaineers in Britain Launch Campaign to Confront Islamophobia

10:49 - January 09, 2022
News ID: 3477291
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A group of Muslim mountain climbers in Britain has started a campaign to fight Islamophobia across the globe.

 

The group of young men and women launched the “Muslim Mountaineers Campaign” to confront insults to Islam in Britain and across the world, Al-Jazeera reported.

The initiative has been welcomed by netizens on social media platforms.

Islam is the second major religion in Britain. Some 600 mosques and 60 Islamic schools have been so far opened there. The population of Muslims in England is estimated to be between 1 to 1.5 million people.

Meanwhile, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has raised concerns over increasing attacks against mosques, Islamic centers, and Muslims in the country by far-right extremists.

Speaking to Guardian, Secretary-general of Muslim Council of Britain Zara Mohammed said that Muslims, especially women with hijab, feel panic because of the trend of Islamophobia. She also said that the account of the council in social media faced a wave of hate attacks.

 

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