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Islamophobia - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:52 pm on 14th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Singh of Wimbledon Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbench 2:52 pm, 14th January 2019

My Lords, there is no common statistical basis whatsoever suggesting that members of any one faith suffer more discrimination than others. Emotive words like Islamophobia are simply unhelpful pleas for special consideration. Does the Minister agree that the Government have a basic responsibility to ignore all special pleading and ensure that all faiths and beliefs are equally protected?