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MCB responds to General Election result

STATEMENT

13 December 2019

General Election 2019: British Muslims fearful for their future

As the election result becomes clear, the Muslim Council of Britain today calls on the Prime Minister to reassure British Muslims of their place in our country.

Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said:

“Mr Johnson commands a majority, but there is a palpable sense of fear amongst Muslim communities around the country. We entered the election campaign period with long standing concerns about bigotry in our politics and our governing party. Now we worry that Islamophobia is “oven-ready” for government. Mr Johnson has been entrusted with huge power, and we pray it is exercised responsibly for all Britons.”

Harun Khan added:

“We understand that the Prime Minister insists that he is a One Nation Tory. We earnestly hope that is the case and urge him to lead from the centre and engage with all communities.”

With the 2019 General Election campaign being the most divisive in living memory, Harun Khan called on the Prime Minister and all political leaders to work towards national unity. “We must all redouble our efforts to heal the country and bring communities together.”

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