The Guardian reports that Jo Cox, the British member of Parliament who was stabbed and shot outside her constituency last week, was preparing a report on the increase of anti-Muslim attacks, particularly against women. She was planning to introduce a report that she wrote after interviewing the Islamophobia watchdog group Tell Mama (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks), citing there have been approximately 80% more attacks on Muslims in Britain in 2015.
“She met us to talk about how people could report attacks; particularly women in her constituency,” said the founder and director of Tell Mama, Fiyaz Mughal. “We were hoping she would highlight the impact on Muslim women; particularly given the targeting [that exists. The majority [of incidents] at street level were [on] women and she was going to raise that.”