Scottish Muslim rights lawyer charges UK with 'criminalising minority groups'

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Glasgow (Scotland), June 28 (ANI): A Scottish human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar has charged the British Government with criminalizing minority communities.

Speaking at the Ethnic Minority Achievement Awards here, Anwar said: "The fact that today's racism takes culture or religion as its raw materials does not make it any less real for its victims. This government has exploited the politics of fear by bringing in tougher anti-terror laws, cracking down on asylum-seekers. The result of stop and search is the criminalisation of entire communities. In many communities, there is a growing climate of fear."

"I am tired of our government lecturing on how my community has to integrate. I was born and bred in this country and am against violence, and do not have to apologise for each act of terror. I live and work in and walk in the same streets as the next person and am just as likely to be blown up by a terrorist bomb," Anwar said.(ANI)

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