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The extent of Islamophobia in the UK examined

11 June 2019

The Home Affairs Committee hears from the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, President of  Liberal Democrat Party, Director of Tell MAMA, the national project which records and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the UK, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

Witnesses

Tuesday 11 June in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.00pm

  • Iman Atta, Director, Tell MAMA
  • Miqdaad Versi, Head of Public Affairs, Muslim Council of Britain

At 3.00pm

  • Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats
  • The Baroness Brinton, President, Liberal Democrats

Purpose of the session

In the second oral evidence session for its inquiry into Islamophobia, the Committee will be taking evidence on the nature, scale and scope of Islamophobia in the UK. Throughout this inquiry, the Committee will also take evidence from senior representatives of political parties, starting with the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP. The session is likely to cover:

  • Long and short-term trends in the prevalence of Islamophobia in the UK
  • The extent of institutional Islamophobia in education and employment and the effectiveness of Government policy in countering discrimination
  • Islamophobia within political debate and the responsibility and actions of political parties in combatting it
  • The impact of adopting a definition of Islamophobia and how a definition such as that proposed by the APPG on British Muslims interacts with free speech.

Further information

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