88 percent of persons detained at UK airports are Muslim – “structural Islamophobia” says human rights group

Posted on August 26, 2019 11:38 pm

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Muslims are being detained at airports for up to six hours by law enforcement using controversial counter-terrorism powers so disproportionately that the practice has become Islamophobic, according to human rights group Cage. The organization claims that recently “a number of Muslim women have been asked to remove their hijab when stopped“. And adds that: “This request seems not to correlate with any appropriate investigation in relation to any form of terrorism, but seems to be a form of humiliation which can amount to a breach of equalities legislation”. Cage said it had made