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Muslim parliamentarians in Britain demand regulations to counter hatred on social media

Muslim parliamentarians in Britain demanded the need to put in place urgent regulations for social networking sites to deal with hate crimes and racist attacks, which are exacerbated day after day over the internet.

Muslim parliamentarians in Britain demanded the need to put in place urgent regulations for social networking sites to deal with hate crimes and racist attacks, which are exacerbated day after day over the internet.

The Daily Times quoted parliamentarian Muhammad Afzal Khan as saying that he had personally received racist threats through his e-mail, such as, “I hope you will die of coronavirus in the most excruciating painful way.”

Khan added that these messages are considered a hate crime that cannot be ignored, and he informed the police of what happened, calling on the British government to take urgent action on this matter.

The newspaper also quoted a Muslim female parliamentarian who asked not to be identified, saying that she had been subjected to racist attacks and received threatening e-mails, noting that she was concerned about her security and safety.

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