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Disadvantages experienced by Muslims in the UK discussed

21 June 2019

In the third oral evidence session for its inquiry into Islamophobia, the Home Affairs Committee examines the disadvantages and discrimination experienced by Muslims across a range of areas in society, including education, employment, poverty, and the justice system.


Tuesday 25 June in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.00pm

  • Professor Tariq Modood MBE, Director, University of Bristol Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
  • Raheel Mohammed, Director, Maslaha
  • Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Head of Research, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University

At 3.00pm

  • Rt Hon Ian Blackford MP, Leader, Scottish National Party Westminster Group

Purpose of the session

The session is likely to cover:

  • Why British Muslims face low employment and earning rates
  • Barriers to educational progress and attainment
  • Poverty levels amongst the Muslim population
  • Muslim experiences of policing and the prison system
  • Whether Muslim disadvantage amounts to 'institutional Islamophobia', and what can be done to tackle this.

Further information

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