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Religious Hatred: Islam

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL11998, tabled on 3 December 2018

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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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government