Islamaphobia: crippling counter-terrorism

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Walton, Richard; Wilson, Tom
Publisher
Policy Exchange
Date of publication
29 April 2019
Subject(s)
Minority Groups, Legislation
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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A Policy Exchange research paper by Sir John Jenkins and Trevor Phillips published in December 2018 examined the APPG definition and the potential for it to impact freedom of speech and, in particular, the freedom of the media. In its conclusion, the paper also raised a series of important questions about how the definition might impact the Government’s counter-terrorism policy.

This follow-on research paper addresses these particular questions, mindful of two crucially important truths: firstly, that anti-Muslim hate crimes and far right extremism are increasing; secondly, that the longstanding significantly more serious threat continues to be posed by Islamist extremism.

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