Definition of Islamophobia

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:42 pm on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve Conservative, Beaconsfield 1:42 pm, 16th May 2019

If I may say so, I think the hon. Gentleman has entirely misunderstood the content of my foreword. My foreword was simply designed to make the point that my own experience—I will touch on that in a moment—is that Islamophobia in the widest sense and as understood by the public, which is an irrational hatred directed towards Muslims, is playing a major role in preventing integration, in my view. That is my point. I will amplify it later, but I just want to make that quite clear.