The Daily Express seems shocked by the Islamophobic abuse experienced by Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.
But the paper appears to have conveniently forgotten the anti-Muslim sentiment it’s peddled in recent years.
Hussain spoke out about the awful verbal and physical abuse she’s received, which the Daily Express understandably referred to as “horror stories”. Its headline conveyed a similar sense of dismay:
Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain physically attacked for boarding train carrying a rucksack
The problem is, this is the same paper that’s run these front pages in recent years:
When they’re scaremongering about Muslims like this how can they be surprised that Islamophobia is increasing? It’s the height of hypocrisy.