Fila explodes in the United Kingdom by definition of Islamophobia
LONDON: Police Chiefs And Muslim Groups In The United Kingdom Have Been Confronted By An Official Definition Proposed As Part Of Efforts To Combat Anti-Muslim Crimes In Britain.
The Definition, Proposed By The Parliamentary Group Of All Parties (APPG) On British Muslims Based On A Wide Consultation On The Subject, Says:" Islamophobia Is Rooted In Racism And Is A Type Of Racism That Directs Expressions Of Muslim Or Perceived Muslim" .
But The National Council Of Chiefs Of Police (NPCC) Of The United Kingdom Warned In A Statement On Wednesday That The Definition Could Be Too Broad And Cause Confusion.
We Take Seriously All Reports Of Hate Crimes And Will Investigate Them Thoroughly. However, We Have Some Concerns About The Proposed Definition Of Islamophobia Made By The Parliamentary Group Of All Parties On British Muslims, Said NPCC President Martin Hewitt.
" We Are Concerned That The Definition Sea Too Broad In The Current Draft, Could Cause Confusion For Officers Who Apply And Could Be Used To Challenge The Legitimate Freedom Of Expression On Historical Actions Or Theological Of The United Islamic. There Is Also The Risk That It Can Also Undermine The Anti-terrorist Powers, Which Seek To Combat Extremism Or Prevent It. Terrorism He Said, Calling For A Broader Consultation On Any Definition Of Anti-Muslim Hostility.
The Muslim Council Of Great Britain (MCB), Which Held A" Resounding Call" For Political Leaders To Adopt The Definition When It Was Published As Part Of The APPG Report On British Muslims At The End Of The Past Year, Attacked The NPCC Stand.
MCB general secretary Harun Khan said: "Our understanding is that the police and security forces will rightly fight Terrorism based on intelligence and a scrutiny of the evidence.
Las Operaciones Antiterroristas Solo Pueden Ser ' Obstaculizadas ' Si Los Oficiales Antiterroristas Han Estado Atacando A Los Musulmanes Debido A Su Identidad (o La Musulmana Como Lo Establece La Definición), Categorícelos Como Preocupaciones De Seguridad. Si Este Es El Caso, Confirma Las Preocupaciones Expresadas Sobre El Enfoque & El Impacto Desproporcionados De Las Operaciones De Lucha Contra El Terrorism En Las Comunidades Musulmanas. "
The Row Comes Before A Debate In The Parliament Of The United Kingdom On Whether To Adopt Formally A Definition Of Islamophobia. The Debate, Initiated Thursday By Parliamentarians Of The APPG On British Muslims In The House Of Commons, Is Expected To Increase Pressure On Government Led By Theresa May To Accept The Formal Definition.
The Definition, Which Has Been Accepted By Opposition Parties Such As The Labor Party And The Liberal Democrats, As Well As The London The Mayor's Office, Followed By The Concerns Of A Growing Number Of Islamophobic Attacks In The United Kingdom.
Home Office The Data Indicates That 52 Percent Of The Religious Hate Crimes Registered By The Police Was Against The Muslims. The APPG Report # X27; He Concluded That The Lack Of An Official Definition Was Hindering Efforts To Counter Islamophobia, Harming Muslims And British Society In General.
He Said: The Goal Of Establishing A Working Definition Of Islamophobia Has Not Been Motivated Nor Is It Aimed At Restricting Freedom Of Expression Or Criticism Of Islam As A Religion.
" No Open Society Can Put Religion Above Criticism And We Do Not Agree With The View That A Functional Definition Of Islamophobia Can Or Should Be Formulated For The Purpose Of Protecting Islam From A Critique Or Free And Fair Debate" .
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Former President Of The Conservative Party That Has Called For The Investigation Of Islamophobia Within The Conservative Party In The Past, Also Refuted The View That A Formal Definition Would Interfere With Police Work.
" The Report Leaves It Clear That The Definition Does Not Seek To Protect Or Stop Criticism Of Islam, Suggesting That It Would Be False And Divisive," She Said.
" The Disability Of High-Ranking Police Officers To Understand How Islamophobia - The Plethora Of Daily Microagressions Affecting British Muslims Is Not The Same As Hate Crime Shows A Worrying Lack Of Understanding Of Communities Seeking For Police," She Said.
A Minister Is Expected To Present The Posture Of The Government Of The United Kingdom On The Definition Of Islamophobia At The End Of The Debate Of The Commons This Week, But It Seems Likely To Be Adopted Formally.
A UK Government Spokesman Said He Was Aware That The Definition Proposed By APPG ' S Has Not Been Widely Accepted And The Subject Needs Greater Careful Consideration.
" Any Hatred Directed Against British Muslims And Others Due To Their Faith Or Heritage Is Absolutely Unacceptable" The Speaker Said.