Following on from my recent submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia, I thought that I’d make available in one place all of the various submissions I’ve made to government over the past two years – both to the APPG but so too the Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hate also.
As well as hopefully prompting debate and discussion, making these resources available will provide a lot of information relating to improving understanding Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate as they cover ‘the basics’. So here goes:
Written evidence relating to the representation of Muslims and Islam in the British media submitted to the APPG on Islamophobia on 24th October 2012.
A summary review of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Antisemitism’s report which was undertaken on behalf of the Cross-Government Working Group on Anti-Muslim Hate (housed in the Department for Communities & Local Government) in May 2012. The review sought to inform the Working Group’s thinking in relation to realistic and tangible outcomes.
This was a short scoping exercise I did for the Working Group focusing on a number of identified issues. This was submitted in February 2012.
An overview document that sets out answers to key questions – what is Islamophobia, does it exist, what evidence is currently available etc – which was supported by oral evidence at the APPG’s relaunch in November 2011. The document also sets out a number of recommendations.
This is the independent report I compiled for the APPG on Islamophobia in July 2011 as part of its investigation into the Secretariat role and its subsequent relaunch.