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MEND responds to criticism from Iain Duncan Smith

We understand that since attending the launch of our Islamophobia Awareness Month in Parliament, the Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has issued a statement clarifying he does not support MEND. This does not particularly trouble us since supporting the issue of tackling Islamophobia, and more...

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Why it is wrong to highlight ‘Asian Grooming Gangs’

In October 2018, Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted about “sick, Asian paedophiles” in response to the news of 20 men arrested in Huddersfield as part of a grooming gang targeting young girls. Talk of the problem of ‘Asian Grooming gangs’ echoes Sarah Champion’s statements...

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Statement on Islamophobia Awareness Month Parliamentary Launch

MEND officially launched Islamophobia Awareness Month (IAM) in Parliament last night, 31st October; the launch was attended by Members of Parliament, alongside civil society organisations, community leaders, faith representative and individuals impacted by Islamophobia. Throughout November,...

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Time for an ethnic face on our money?

Since September 2016, Winston Churchill, Jane Austen and JMW Turner have all featured on new notes from the Bank of England, and now a new £50 note is being discussed with the face unknown at present. In a climate where intersectionality is increasingly important, the new face of the note should...

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MEND statement on new hate crime figures released by Home Office

MEND is deeply concerned by the significant increase of religious and racially motivated hate crime as revealed in the latest Home Office figures for 2017-18. The year-on-year rise of religious hate crime is a clear indication of the problem of religious prejudice prevalent in our society. The...

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