Today, in Parliament, I hosted an event for MPs from all political parties to come together to learn more about Islamophobia, the way this manifests and impacts British Muslims on a daily basis, and to recommit to tackling this hate.
I was pleased to be joined by dozens of parliamentary colleagues from all parties who have all already shown their support for British Muslims by adopting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia. Regrettably, the Conservative Party is the only party that has neglected to do this.
At the event, MPs and Peers spoke to experts from the Muslim Council of Britain on the impact of Islamophobia on the day to day lives of British Muslims and the Muslim Women’s Network specifically on Islamophobia against Muslim women on the prevalence of Islamophobia across Europe, and Amnesty International on the Islamophobia we are seeing on a global scale.
I’m grateful to colleagues across Parliament who took the time to attend this event to show their support for British Muslim communities and their commitment to tackling the scourge of Islamophobia in British society.