Independent report on ‘Unlocking British Muslim Potential’ stresses need to define hate crimes against followers of Islam in the same way anti-Semitism was demarcated last year.
More formal partnerships and events across communities are also called for by a major new commission chaired by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve.
The commission found a strong sense that Muslims and Islam are “unfairly targeted”, with the fear of discrimination putting off young British Muslims from engaging in politics and other aspects of public life.
The anti-extremism Prevent programme was also raised as an issue in every one of the 11 cities the commission visited to gather evidence.
The commissioners believe that tackling extremism and radicalisation would be “better achieved with a programme that has greater trust, particularly from the UK’s Muslim communities”.
- Jon Vale
- Monday 3 July 2017 09:45