Dr Shamim Miah writes in the Guardian about the need for a definition of Islamophobia, in the wake of the rejection of such a definition by the UK Government.


Period17 May 2019

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  • TitleIslamophobia definition is no threat to free speech
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThere is strong evidence that Muslim communities are suffering considerable discrimination. Of course, there are different types of racism – faced by Jewish, Muslim and black communities – which have varying attributes. What connects these as racisms is the common experience of discrimination, and the use of cultural pathologies and stereotypes to vilify racialised minorities for decades.

    We strongly urge ministers and the government to recognise that racism must be an integral part of any definition of Islamophobia.
    PersonsShamim Miah