The Muslim Association of Britain welcomes the suspension of a number of members of the Conservative party, due to Islamophobia, as a result of the BBC’s actions.

We hope that the party takes appropriate swift action against these suspensions and that an independent inquiry into Islamophobia within the party follows as a whole.

Former MEP Sajjad Karim’s confirmation that a current serving minister directed Islamophobic abuse towards him demonstrates the extent of which Islamophobia is normalised within the party and thus the urgent need for a comprehensive and thorough investigation throughout its ranks.

Anas Altikriti, President of MAB said, “The Prime Minister’s call for a general investigation into all forms of hate is simply not enough given the party’s specific problem with Islamophobia. There is evidence of current ministers as well as the Prime Minister contributing to this problem. We are, therefore, reiterating our demands that the party takes serious measures that would challenge the rise of this repugnant form of racism on every single level.”