Muslim Family Experiences Religious Harassment in Northern Ireland

July 10, 2003

Source: BBC News

On July 10, 2003 the BBC News ran an article based on an interview with a Muslim family experiencing religious discrimination in Northern Ireland. The premise for the article read: "What's it like to be a Muslim in Northern Ireland? When a Muslim family moved to the province they hoped to side-step the troubles between Catholics and Protestants. Instead, they became a new target for local bigots, as this exclusive interview reveals." The article quotes the mother of the family as saying, "'When we moved here, we initially thought we could avoid the politics of the north because we were neither Protestant nor Catholic. I now believe we were extremely naïve to think we would be welcomed.'"