In recent months a definition of 'Islamophobia', proposed by the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims, has been adopted by many councils and political
parties and gained a great deal of attention. The government has rejected it, but has faced significant criticism for doing so and is now consulting over its own
We've opposed the APPG's definition since it was proposed. Its adoption would further contribute to a climate in which legitimate criticism of Islam and the
privileges afforded to it are routinely dismissed as bigotry. And this week we've been among a group of campaigners with a broad range of interests who have
contributed to an anthology of concerns about it.
We'll continue to argue that free speech on religion, and a robust exchange of ideas in the public square, is an important tool in efforts to promote social
cohesion and harmony. If you think this is worth supporting, please consider joining or donating to the NSS. Thank you.