Labour launches assault on Islamophobia – conveniently ignoring it is a serial offender

Labour Islamophobia: Lewisham Islamic Centre held a meeting with local Labour representatives after the Labour Muslim Network report on Islamophobia was released. Now Labour is trying to claim a moral advantage on the subject.

Keir Starmer’s Labour Party is trying to tell us it is serious about tackling Islamophobia – but we’re not having it.

The reason is clear: that party’s shockingly Islamophobic performance at the Batley and Spen by-election is too recent, and the people responsible for it are still in control.

So reactions like this are entirely justified:

It is shocking that 45 per cent of all hate crimes last year were aimed at Muslims.

One has to ask, though, how many of those crimes were experienced by members of the Labour Party – from fellow party members?

A Labour Muslim Network survey last year found that fully one-third of Muslims respondents said they had suffered Islamophobia from fellow members.

Worse, 44 per cent said they do not believe the party takes Islamophobia seriously and 48 per cent have lost confidence in the party’s complaints structures, according to the Labour Muslim Network investigation.

And worst of all, 59 per cent of Muslims surveyed said they did not feel well represented by the party.

(Further information is here.)

So it seems more than a little hypocritical for Labour to be trying to take the moral high ground.

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