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NATIONAL ISLAMOPHOBIA AWARENESS MONTH 2014

EDM (Early Day Motion) 473: tabled on 05 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its full support for National Islamophobia Awareness Month in November 2014; is deeply concerned at October 2014 figures from the Metropolitan Police that anti-Muslim hate crime had risen 65 per cent in the previous 12 months; notes that these are only figures for London and is concerned at the wider possible picture around the country; further notes Teesside University's research published in June 2014 that the majority of victims tend to be women; stands with the British Muslim community in total opposition to such attacks, particularly from extremist individuals and far-right groups; commends the work of the Tell MAMA project run by the Faith Matters charity to monitor anti-Muslim hatred; further notes recent comments from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, that we are seeing an upsurge in racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic comments; strongly condemns all such comments and acts, whether occurring online or physically; warns against demonisation of minority communities that may perpetrate such attitudes, such as sweeping generalisations of an incredibly diverse community or assigning collective blame because of the actions of some individuals; strongly commends grassroots organisations, mosques, scholars and university Islamic societies positively engaging and empowering young British Muslims; urges better monitoring of religiously aggravated hate crime with only 24 out of 43 police forces in England and Wales currently doing this; and calls for strengthening the cross-government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group and supporting the Muslim Council of Britain in its work as the democratic voice of the 2.8 million-strong British Muslim community.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2014
Burnley
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 2014
Harrow East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2014
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 December 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Bolton South East
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Glenrothes
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2014
Meriden
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2014
Pendle
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2014
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2014
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2014
Bradford East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.