Friday, October 31 2014

MP Keith Vaz sponsors EDM on Recording of Islamophobia as a Crime


Chair of the Home Affairs select committee, Keith Vaz MP, has tabled an early day motion urging police forces to record Islamophobia as a category of hate crime, similar to the uniform recording of anti-Semitism.

EDM 945 states:

“That this House notes the recognition of anti-Muslim sentiment and hate crime in the Department for Communities and Local Government's document Creating the Conditions for Integration; further notes that the document acknowledges the limited collection of data on anti-Muslim hate crime; recognises that currently only the Metropolitan Police Service specifically records this hate crime under the definition Islamophobia as a specific crime flag, similar to anti-Semitism, racism and others, whereas the recording of this crime outside of London is under different recording flags in different constabularies; and believes that all police constabularies should record this hate crime under the same flag, which will bring national uniformity in the recording of this crime and enable authorities to gather data that will aid in tackling this issue.”

Recording Islamophobia as a category of hate crime was one of the key pledges we sought from Police and Crime Commissioners in our PCC manifesto last November.

It is vital for official statistics to reflect the full extent of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the UK so that police forces can allocate appropriate resources to tackle the issue.

Please write to your MP and encourage him/her to sign the early day motion on Recording of Islamophobia as a Crime. Contact details can be found here.

You can also send the EDM to your Police and Crime Commissioner and ask if, and how, they will implement the recommendation in their policing plan and local crime strategy.










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0 #5 RE: MP Keith Vaz sponsors EDM on Recording of Islamophobia as a CrimeStephen Nicholson 2013-02-14 11:42
Keit Vaz welcomes all comments on the Engage Site, because he knows that unless they are complimentary, they simply don't get shown....this is how Labour always operate. Keep the faith with the sentimental rubbish designed to sway the simple and stupid, even when the facts don't bear it out.
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0 #4 RE: MP Keith Vaz sponsors EDM on Recording of Islamophobia as a CrimeStephen Nicholson 2013-02-14 11:42
Keit Vaz welcomes all comments on the Engage Site, because he knows that unless they are complimentary, they simply don't get shown....this is how Labour always operate. Keep the faith with the sentimental rubbish designed to sway the simple and stupid, even when the facts don't bear it out.
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0 #3 RE: MP Keith Vaz sponsors EDM on Recording of Islamophobia as a CrimeStephen Nicholson 2013-02-14 11:42
Keit Vaz welcomes all comments on the Engage Site, because he knows that unless they are complimentary, they simply don't get shown....this is how Labour always operate. Keep the faith with the sentimental rubbish designed to sway the simple and stupid, even when the facts don't bear it out.
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0 #2 RE: MP Keith Vaz sponsors EDM on Recording of Islamophobia as a CrimeStephen Nicholson 2013-02-13 15:40
This is an utter waste of time and resources, and is quite adequately covered within the standing legislation. Frankly, I am not sure where My Vaz thinks the money comes from to accommodate his daydreams of social integration, or why indeed he hasn't extended the same courtesy to Sikhs or other fringe religions. He, and Ms Ridley, need to address more fundamental matters to make best use of their (hopefully limited) tenure.
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-6 #1 RE: MP Keith Vaz sponsors EDM on Recording of Islamophobia as a CrimeYvonne Ridley 2013-01-24 16:42
This is an excellent initiative and one which is long over due.
Yvonne Ridley
European President of International Muslim Women's Union & Vice president of European Muslim League
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