ISLAMOPHOBIA AWARENESS MONTH – NOVEMBER 2013
Friday, 08 November 2013
This November sees the launch of the
second Islamophobia Awareness Month, first in 2012. The
month-long campaign will see activities and projects held
throughout Britain to combat the continuing rising tide of Islamophobia.
Islamophobia or anti-Muslim hatred is
reaching worrying heights in Britain, across Europe and globally. Racist and
fascist fringe parties are gaining ground amidst economic crisis, and
mainstream parties increasingly catering to populist, nativist and xenophobic
electoral agendas fanned by sensationalist media scaremongering. From the
niqab ban and anti-sharia legislation, to erosion of civil liberties and racist
discrimination in housing and employment, Islamophobic prejudice is now
prevalent in the mainstream, on display in political life, in the media and in
the attitudes of the police and the courts.
IAM coordinates a rich and
diverse programme of events and activities organised with partners
supporting the campaign to raise awareness and forge solidarities across
anti-racist and anti-war agendas. The 1st anniversary will be marked on 25thNovember at the House of Commons
1. A diary of events can be found on the
2. The Islamophobia Awareness Month is
spearheaded by the Enough Coalition Against Islamophobia, the Muslim Council of
Britain and ENGAGE, and other partners.
3. Representatives from organisations
can be made available for comment via the contact details below.
4. For more information please contact
IAM organisers on 07824 828143 or at
or tweet @iaMonth