British government has set up a high - level taskforce to follow up the upsurge of Islamophobia and violence against Muslims after an extremist attack on an off - duty soldier.

British Prime Minister David Cameron boasted that he will focus on violence against Muslims at the next meeting of the high - level taskforce established to tackle extremism, British media reported.

It appears that the unprecedented surge in the attacks on mosques and Islamic centers following the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich in May has finally caught the attention of the prime minister.

Cameron said the “next meeting of the tackling extremism and radicalization taskforce would be looking at the problem of violence against Muslim communities ", The Muslim News reported.

Cameron said “the Prevent strategy aimed at countering terrorism had been changed to make sure that was to combat all forms of extremism and violence, including extremism and violence against the Muslim communities ".

But he added, " I recognize the seriousness of this problem and that ' s one of the reasons my extremism taskforce at its next meeting will be looking at the problem of violence against Muslim communities themselves. "

Islamophobia in the UK has been spreading day by day since 2001 after the US government launched a massive propaganda against Muslims following 9/11 attack.