An independent Dutch citizen initiative established in January 2015, has released its first half-yearly report on Islamophobic violence in the Netherlands.

The report presents findings collected between January – June 2015 and the findings mirror research conducted elsewhere in Western Europe that reveals that Muslim women (in Hijab) bear the brunt of Islamophobic abuse.

It is believed  that these abuses spiked after Charlie Hebdo attacks and again after the 13 November attacks in Paris.

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Similar findings have been reported through the Islamophobia Register in Australia. There has been a three fold increase in the reported incidents of Islamophobia.