The Causes and Cures of Islamophobia at Muslim Welfare House Sheffield
Categories: Past Event Articles
Thursday November 12 2020
On Friday 6th November 2020, Muslim Welfare House Sheffield invited MEND to deliver the causes and cures of Islamophobia presentation to their audience online via Zoom.
During the session, our MEND Yorkshire and Humber Regional Manager discussed the APPG’s definition before breaking it down to think about why specific terms had been used in it.
He then went through the stats around hate crime and how Islamophobia can manifest itself. He spoke about discrimination, especially institutional biases that persist due to the perception of Muslims in the UK. The audience were shocked to find out that only 5% of the UK is Muslim and more than half of all religiously-aggravated hate crimes are targeted towards them.
Having looked through the way the media reports on Muslims, legislation around race and religion, and the difficulties when it comes to participation in media and politics, he then closed up the discussion with how we, as individuals and as a community, can work towards making the changes required to decrease the barriers currently facing Muslims and, ultimately, tackling Islamophobia.
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