I'd condemn Islamophobia as quickly as I'd condemn anti-Irishness, homophobia, anti-Semitism and all other forms of bigotry. However, exaggerating their extent will not achieve anything and will in the long term damage the fight against all hate crimes.
We've been told that after the murder of Lee Rigby, there's been a massive increase in the number of anti-Muslim attacks in the UK with 212 being logged in the aftermath of the incident. Examples being cited were people being abused on the street and mosques being targeted.
However, it turns out that over half of these (212) were online incidents, offensive postings on the internet - many of them not even originating in the UK. A further 35 were unverified as of Saturday night. Fewer than one in 12 involved individuals being physically targeted and there have no reports of anyone being injured, even slightly, as a result of this wave of Islamophobia.
The truth about the "wave of attacks on Muslims" after Woolwich murder - Telegraph