Conservatives accused of Islamophobia

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The particular Muslim Council of Britain offers reiterated a call for the Very conservative to launch an independent inquiry straight into alleged Islamophobia within the party.

The MCB has frequently demanded an investigation, and says nowadays there are “more than weekly incidents” including Tory candidates and representatives.

In an open letter, this tells chairman Brandon Lewis he or she must “ensure racists and bigots have no place” in the party.

A Tory spokesman stated it took all incidents associated with Islamophobia seriously.

The newest letter from the MCB lists a number of incidents it says took place throughout April and at the beginning of May.

It names Harrow Eastern MP Bob Blackman, saying he previously retweeted a post on Tweets by former English Defence Little league leader Tommy Robinson and had managed events in Parliament which the controversial Hindu nationalist attended.

At the time of the occasions, Labour and the MCB said Tapan Ghosh held “abhorrent” views regarding Muslims.

Mr Blackman said he did not regret expressing a platform with him, yet did not agree with Tweets sent simply by Mr Ghosh about Muslims. Mister Ghosh has also insisted he is not really Islamophobic.

In declaration on Thursday Mr Blackman mentioned he “utterly refutes” any accusations of Islamophobia.

“I did not host Tapan Ghosh within parliament. He was invited simply by an organisation without my understanding. In the past I shared a social media marketing post in error which I apologised for at the time. I will continue dealing with all communities in my constituency and am condemn Islamophobia, ” he mentioned.

The letter, delivered by the MCB’s secretary-general Harun Khan, calls for the Tories to “publish a list of incidents of Islamophobia inside the party where action has already been taken”, and “adopt a programme associated with education and training on Islamophobia”.

Lastly, Mr Khan asks that the party “reaffirm through the highest level a commitment against bigotry wherever it is found”.

Responding to the letter, the Conservative spokesman said: “We get all such incidents seriously, this is why we have suspended all those who have socialized inappropriately and launched immediate research. ”