More than 100 mosques demand watchdog probe Conservative Party for “Islamophobia”

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“Islamophobia” is a propaganda term that is used for two unrelated phenomena: vigilante attacks against innocent Muslims, which are never justified, and honest analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women and others. The goal of this conflation is to inhibit such analysis and intimidate people into thinking it’s wrong to oppose jihad terror. And it’s working great. In the UK, the call for this probe, and the continued pressure on the Conservative Party to prove it is not “Islamophobic,” is likely to be what is behind the total collapse of the Johnson government’s resolve to stop illegal migration, and its new, aggressive efforts to bring more Muslim migrants into the country.
“More than 100 UK mosques demand watchdog probe Conservative Party for Islamophobia,” by Nadda Osman, Middle East Eye, May 23, 2020:
More than 100 mosques in the UK as well as a number of Islamic organisations have signed a letter criticising the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for failing to carry out its role and investigate allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.
The letter calls for the EHRC to review its position and demands an investigation into the allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party, while highlighting numerous cases of Conservative politicians expressing Islamophobic views.
The letter also charges that the EHRC, an independent body responsible for the enforcement of equality laws in England, has failed to carry out its responsibilities….
Some of the mosques that signed the letter include Finsbury Park Mosque, Glasgow Park Mosque and Waltham Forest Council of mosques.
The letter says the allegations against the Conservative Party are “extremely serious”, stressing that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) submitted 300 allegations of Islamophobia by Conservative Party members in March, and has repeatedly renewed calls for the commission to examine Islamophobia within the Conservative Party….
“The Islamophobia allegations are in the backdrop of 47% of all religious hate crime in 2018/19 being targeted against Muslims,” the letter states.
Muslim campaigners also delivered a formal request to the UK watchdog last December, requesting an investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.
Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), an organisation that promotes Muslim involvement in politics and society, has criticised a lack of action regarding anti-Muslim attitudes in the party, especially as a recent poll indicated that 62 percent of Conservative voters think that Islam “threatens the British way of life”.
Last year, the Conservative Party rejected a cross-party definition of Islamophobia backed by the MCB, arguing that it would stifle freedom of expression and impede counter-terrorism efforts.
Other British political parties, including Labour and the Scottish National Party, have adopted the cross-party definition, which says that Islamophobia is “rooted in racism and targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”


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