Roundtable Discussion: Towards a Working Definition of Islamophobia

On Friday the 22nd of June, Rethink Rebuild Society attended a roundtable discussion 'Towards a working definition of Islamophobia' hosted by MP Afzal Khan. The discussion was aimed to help feed ideas to an inquired being conducted by the all party parliamentary group on British Muslims to develop a working definition of Islamophobia which, through partnerships between Government, political parties and civil society organisations, including Muslim organisations, can help make further progress in tackling discrimination and prejudice faced by Muslim communities.

Speakers included Dr Omar Khan, Director of the Runnymede Trust, Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Rob Potts, Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police, Chief Crown Prosecutor Martin Goldman, Head of CPS North West, Clive Memmott, Chief Executive, Manchester Chambers of Commerce and Cllr Rishi Shori, who is leading the work on the social cohesion commission, and other representatives of various Muslim civil society organisations.