Hate crime project warns 'very nasty' Sun front page could lead to hate crime against Muslims

A project recording hate crime against Muslims has warned that Tuesday's front page splash from The Sun may lead to a “rise in incidents”.The paper sparked controversy with a daring editorial demanding reforms on the rights of Muslim women to wear veils in a number of public places.The editorial demanded veils be banned in schools, courts, hospitals, airports, banks and secure areas, but says employers should be granted rights to set their own policies and women should still be allowed to wear veils on the streets of Britain.The MAMA project described the front page as “very nasty” and urged anybody affected by it to contact them.

Controversial: Tuesday's front page

The Sun’s editorial was prompted by the recent decision of a judge that a Muslim defendant must remove her full-face niqab while giving evidence.The Sun said: “British justice must be transparent. And religious belief cannot trump the law of the land.“That is why Judge Peter Murphy was dead right to demand that a Muslim woman remove her full-face veil to give evidence at her trial.”The Sun’s demands were met with a mixed reaction on Twitter, while charity the MAMA project warned the title’s front page could lead to a rise in

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