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All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims (2018), Report on the inquiry into a working definition of Islamophobia / anti-Muslim hatred

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Public authority


UK, All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime Incitement to hatred or violence

Target Population

Muslims Religious minorities

Key findings

The report established a working definition of Islamophobia based on the following:
• Examination of the existing academic literature in the area separating it into: Islamophobia in the media; online Islamophobia;
Gendered Islamophobia; and Islamophobia in employment.
• Mapping of the various definitions of Islamophobia over the last 20 years.
• A survey of victims of Islamophobic incidents.
• Community consultation exercises held with: police officers, academics, community activists, students and young persons, councillors and local Members of Parliament, members of the public, and victims of Islamophobia.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)


Literature review, questionnaires and focus groups.

Sample details and representativeness

Precise information not publically available.

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