British Muslims APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To inform parliament and parliamentarians of, and harness their support for, the aspirations and challenges of British Muslim communities; to promote and celebrate their contributions; and to investigate the forms, manifestations and extent of prejudice, discrimination and hatred against Muslims in the UK.

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Recent Documents related to British Muslims

1. Dr Abida Malik - written evidence
09/07/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: and through political parties.  The APPG on British Muslims have consulted a range of academics, civic

2. Independent Members of Cross Government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found:               The current extent of Islamophobia in British society•                           The impact of

3. Dr Madeline-Sophie Abbas - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: institutional approach to address how it effects Muslims’ opportunities across a number of spheresThe important

4. De Montfort University and University of Sussex - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: responses on: The current extent of Islamophobia in British society; the impact of official adoption of a definition

5. Runnymede Trust - written evidence
04/09/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: towards, or preference against, Muslims (or those perceived to be Muslims) that has the purpose or effect

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to British Muslims

1. Definition of Islamophobia
09/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: co-chairs of the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims. It is a privilege to chair that APPG, and - Speech Link
2: back against discrimination and hatred against Muslims—my friends, my neighbours, my city—seems like the - Speech Link

2. Islamophobia Awareness Month
24/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: the community. It highlights how effective the British Muslim community has been in tackling the climate - Speech Link
2: have put it better myself.For 2.7 million Muslims, Islamophobia has distressing and real-life implications - Speech Link
3: Government’s own figures reveal, once again, that Muslims have been victim to the highest proportion of all - Speech Link

3. Definition of Islamophobia
16/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: that they deserved to die.Hatred against Muslims does not begin with the sound of gunfire breaking - Speech Link

4. Islamophobia
20/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: crimes on the basis that they were perceived to be Muslims. This is totally wrong and we must get together - Speech Link

5. Islamophobia
15/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: discrimination and hatred directed towards British Muslims due to their faith. While we are considering - Speech Link
2: all recorded religious hate crimes were against Muslims. What specific urgent steps have the Government - Speech Link
3: of religiously motivated hate crime was against Muslims. As I mentioned in my Answer, we provided Tell - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to British Muslims
1. China: Muslims
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
08/10/2020
... (b) international bodies and (c) individual countries on the detention of (i) Uighur and (ii) other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in China.

2. China: Muslims
asked by: Shabana Mahmood
05/10/2020
... China in the last six months.

3. China: Muslims
asked by: Lyn Brown
16/06/2021
... published by Amnesty International on 10 June 2021.

4. China: Muslims
asked by: Apsana Begum
19/03/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of harassment by the Chinese Government of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic groups after they have left the China.

5. Muslims: Discrimination
asked by: Yasmin Qureshi
30/10/2019
... whether his Department has facilitated meetings between the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group and the Independent Press Standards Organisation to help them to develop guidance for editors and journalists to tackle unnecessary negative portrayals of Muslims in the media.

Latest Questions
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11 Current APPG Officers
Wes Streeting Portrait
Wes Streeting
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Ilford North
Joined: 28th September 2017
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 28th September 2017
Steve Baker Portrait
Steve Baker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wycombe
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Kashmir , Mutuals , Rohingya
Mark Eastwood Portrait
Mark Eastwood
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dewsbury
Joined: 8th April 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Football Club , Furniture Industry
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Wes Streeting MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6132.

Email: wes.streeting.mp@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

https://appgbritishmuslims.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
7 Jun 2018
Source
International Centre for Integration
Description
Reception
Value
£4,501
Date
12 Jul 2017
Source
Aziz Foundation
Description
Funding of staff who acted as the group's secretariat   From : 12/07/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£16,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
17 Jul 2020
Source
World Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Muslims Communities
Value
£25,000
Date
17 Mar 2020
Source
Penny Appeal
Value
£25,000
Date
31 May 2019
Source
World Federation of KSIMC
Value
£20,000
Date
29 Jan 2019
Source
Penny Appeal
Value
£20,000
Date
30 Oct 2018
Source
Aziz Foundation
Value
£18,623
Date
7 Jun 2018
Source
International Centre for Integration
Value
£4,653
Date
29 May 2018
Source
Aziz Foundation
Value
£20,000
Date
21 Feb 2018
Source
Aziz Foundation
Value
£21,373
Former APPG Officers
Colleen Fletcher Portrait
Colleen Fletcher
Vice Chair
Labour - Coventry North East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 10th March 2021
Anna Soubry Portrait
Anna Soubry
Chair & Registered Contact
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Broxtowe
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships