If we look around the world there would be definitely a sort of Islamophobia. If we go back Jordan Peterson, a controversial scholar accused of Islamophobia has said he will attend a series of seminars at Cambridge University in November. The Canadian psychology professor was banned by the university in 2019 following allegations of Islamophobia.
Thereby, Her proposed visiting fellowship offer was canceled by the organizers when she posed for a photo with a man wearing an Islamophobic T-shirt. When the photos went viral, the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Stephen Tope, said Petersen’s “comfortable” divinity through the association was “opposed” to the faculty’s efforts.
Patterson has faced opposition to his writing and discourse on gender, politics, religion in general, and Islam in particular. His latest invitation to Cambridge was also sent by Dr. James Orr from Divinity Faculty, who said he would spend between 10 days and two weeks at Patterson University, where he would attend seminars, discussions, and other engagements.
The British Conservatives have called for more work to stop Islamophobia.
After the publication of a report on Islamophobia in the called party from the anti-hate group “Anti-Muslim hatred should be sealed where it comes from,” Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks“
LONDON: More needs to be done to “eradicate” hatred after the Conservative Party published a report on Islamophobia on Tuesday, the anti-Muslim hate group.
The report, compiled by former Equality and Human Rights Commissioner Prof Soren Singh, found that anti-Muslim sentiment remained “an issue” that “separates a significant segment of society” and “uncomfortable reading for the party”. Should lead. “
He added that Muslims accounted for two-thirds of all allegations of discrimination against Conservative members.
“Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks” that she has exposed several cases of party members being involved in “biased material or language about Muslims”.
Its director Iman Ata told Arab News: “Many Muslims will read this report with interest. The report mentions the issues of anti-Muslim prejudice, though not at the institutional level. However, we know that the issue belongs to local associations, and no one should underestimate the impact of local association initiatives.
He said: “We have met with the Conservative Party over the years to explain our findings and how we can volunteer to train local associations in our spare time so that there is no conflict of interest. No such offer was accepted.
He added: “Any prejudice that is seen in local opponents with a history of anti-Muslim comments to accept re-entry (expulsion) in local associations, harms political positions and any The political party is in danger of becoming part of the problem, and not the solution. “
Atta said: “In the end, it is acknowledged that there is a problem with the ‘my go round’ of associations and politicians who think there will be no reversal in their efforts to re-accept people. For those who have made anti-Muslim remarks before, or for politicians who have played with the audience, either openly or secretly, who somehow view Muslims as suspicious or flawed.
However, this is not the end of the story. There is still much to be done, and one factor is ensuring that Islamophobia is systematically eradicated through training, policies, or procedures in local associations and within the national party, if and when they Raise your ugly head.
“We are waiting to see how this report can be implemented and whether MAMA will be contacted. Wherever anti-Muslim sentiment is found, it must be sealed.
Singh’s report highlights prominent examples of Islamophobia allegations, including former London mayoral candidate Zack Goldsmith and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a newspaper column he wrote in 2018 about bank robberies of masked Muslim women. And compared to a letterbox. Tell Mama that there has been a 375% increase in Islamophobic incidents since then.
Sajid Javed, a Conservative MP and former Chancellor of the Exchequer said the report showed “disturbing examples of anti-Muslim sentiment” but added that Johnson did not see Islam as a phobic and “any background, any Also respects the community. “
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), meanwhile, released the report as a “protective welcome”, praising it, acknowledging that “Islamophobia has been a serious problem for the party and raising concerns.” Was easily rejected and excluded. “
He added: “Many of the (report’s) recommendations reflect the MCB’s long-standing concerns, and the Conservative Party should recognize the scale of the issue, apologize for significant failures and adopt the recommendations of the investigation. ۔ “
But the MCB said the report was not enough to address the structural nature of Islamophobia in the party, how it “affected many elements of its culture, and how the party was unpopular in its public response.” Has been. “
Campaign group Hopes Not to Hate also praised the report, saying “the party’s actions were flawed, below basic standards, and needed to be reformed.” But he criticized the report as a “weapons length investigation.”
CEO Nick Lowells said: “The report also fails to recognize the institutional nature of the problem. It ignores cultural issues among lower-level members, and how many members, including leading figures, make Islamophobic comments. Are capable and are assisted by a grievance system and are not suitable for the purpose.
“This has created a deep and embedded institutional problem that the Conservatives have been unable or unwilling to resolve.”