Racist crime has increased by almost a third in parts of Scotland since last month's foiled bomb attack on Glasgow Airport, reports The Independent.
According to the paper, the incidents include a suspected fire bombing of a mosque and verbal assaults on Asians.
Community and political leaders in Scotland have called for calm in the aftermath of the June 30 attack, but statistics released this weekend show that the country's Asian community has faced a backlash.
Strathclyde Police said it had recorded more than 10 racially-motivated crimes per day since the airport attack.
In the 12 days following July 1, there were 142 racist incidents.
Scottish Muslim representatives have voiced concerns over the figures, and believe many more have gone unreported.
Osama Saeed of the Muslim Association of Britain, said: 'We still need to build bridges and ensure that those responsible [for the attacks] are punished.' [Link]
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