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British Muslims petition EHRC over Islamophobia in Conservative Party

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The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has filed a complaint with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) over Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

The MCB has made numerous calls for several years now alongside Conservative politicians for an independent inquiry into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. However, those calls have been largely ignored, while little or no robust action has been taken on perpetrators of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

This letter was prepared and distributed after the European Elections to avoid any claims of trying to influence the outcome.

Five key pillars embody the basis of the complaint, and these make clear that the problem of Islamophobia runs deep into the Conservative Party, with over 150 examples of Islamophobia cited.

Harun Rashid Khan, Secretary General of the MCB, said: “It is a sad day for us to have brought this complaint to the doors of the EHRC, but the concerns of Muslims at large about Islamophobia within the Conservative Party have fallen on deaf ears.”

Miqdaad Versi, Head of Media Monitoring for the MCB, said: “It is regrettable that the Conservatives have refused to take our concerns seriously or that of their own Conservative peers.”

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