Definition of Islamophobia

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:08 pm on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North 1:08 pm, 16th May 2019

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for making that powerful point. The Mayor of London and my right hon. Friends the Members for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) and for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) are among the many people in public life who are targeted because of racism—racism, pure and simple. It has a gendered aspect and a religious aspect, and it has to be recognised and tackled. Social media companies tell us they have the tools in place, but they are clearly not using them, and that is partly because they do not understand the prejudice that is as plain as the nose on their face.