Samayya Afzal is an activist, and the former Community Engagement Manager for the Muslim Council of Britain.
The interrogation of Zara Mohammed on BBC’s Woman’s Hour demonstrates the persistence of low media literacy regarding Islam and Muslim women at best, and an incitement of Islamophobia at worst.
The British government rejected a definition of Islamophobia formed by a cross party committee of MPs reportedly on the grounds that it risked the right to free expression.
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