Muslim Council of Britain condemns Conservative Party over Islamophobia: ‘Fundamental failures in every single way’

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Muslim Council of Britain condemns Conservative Party over Islamophobia: ‘Fundamental failures in every single way’

Britain’s largest Muslim organization has condemned the Conservatives over “fundamental failures” in addressing Islamophobia within the party’s ranks.

In alarming remarks, the spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Britain(MCB) said he had documented “hundreds of cases” showing the scale of Islamophobia in Tory quarters.

It comes after the MCB submitted more than 20 pages of evidence to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, urging investigators to launch an official probe into accusations within the party.

Appearing at an inquiry of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Westminster into the definition of Islamophobia, Miqdaad Versi vented frustration at inaction and “unequivocal failures”.

MPs also heard criticism of Boris Johnson, the ex-foreign secretary who is currently the frontrunner in the Conservative leadership race, after he compared women wearing niqabs to “letterboxes” in a column last year.

Source: The Independent

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