Tory Islamophobia is rampant and the party is in denial

2019-08-02T11:15:11+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The British Conservative Party has a problem with Islamophobia, yet there seems to be little movement on addressing it.

In fact, if anything, it seems to be becoming more severe. A recent poll of party members conducted for the group Hope Not Hate found a remarkable degree of Islamophobia, with 67 percent stating that “there are areas in Britain that operate under Sharia law”, and 45 percent agreeing that “there are areas in Britain in which non-Muslims are not able to enter”.

In addition, 39 percent said they believed that “Islamist terrorists reflect a widespread hostility to Britain among the Muslim community”. The vast majority said they did not feel there was a problem with Islamophobia within the party, with three-quarters stating the party was “doing all it reasonably can” to combat Islamophobia and other forms of racism.

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