A new report has highlighted the extent of Islamophobia in Australia.
The report was carried out jointly by the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University and the Islamophobia Register of Australia.
Some of the findings were as follows:
The majority of the victims of Islamophobia were women who wore the headscarf.
One in three female-victims had their children with them at the time.
The majority (98%) of perpetrators were white Anglo-Celtic, and were three times more likely to be male.
Verbal assaults were the most common while physical harassment came in second.
48% of Islamophobic attacks occurred in crowded spaces such as shopping centres and train stations.
Many of the attacks occur in front of children and a large amount of bystanders. 75% of the time no one intervened.
Many online incidents of Islamophobia were also documented, which included threats of violence and harm.
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