Religious Hatred: Islam:Written question - HL11998

Q
Asked on: 03 December 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Religious Hatred: Islam
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider Islamophobia to be a form of racism; and if so, whether they will adopt a definition of Islamophobia comparable to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism.
Answered on: 10 December 2018

The Government takes the issue of Islamophobia extremely seriously. The Prime Minister made this unequivocally clear after the Finsbury Park Mosque terror attack in 2017.

The Government is committed to tackling all hate crime, and to taking the issues of anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia forward. It is now of vital importance that we hear a range of views on the proposed definition.

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