Early day motion 473

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That this House expresses its full support for National Islamophobia Awareness Month in November 2014; is deeply concerned at October 2014 figures from the Metropolitan Police that anti-Muslim hate crime had risen 65 per cent in the previous 12 months; notes that these are only figures for London and is concerned at the wider possible picture around the country; further notes Teesside University's research published in June 2014 that the majority of victims tend to be women; stands with the British Muslim community in total opposition to such attacks, particularly from extremist individuals and far-right groups; commends the work of the Tell MAMA project run by the Faith Matters charity to monitor anti-Muslim hatred; further notes recent comments from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, that we are seeing an upsurge in racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic comments; strongly condemns all such comments and acts, whether occurring online or physically; warns against demonisation of minority communities that may perpetrate such attitudes, such as sweeping generalisations of an incredibly diverse community or assigning collective blame because of the actions of some individuals; strongly commends grassroots organisations, mosques, scholars and university Islamic societies positively engaging and empowering young British Muslims; urges better monitoring of religiously aggravated hate crime with only 24 out of 43 police forces in England and Wales currently doing this; and calls for strengthening the cross-government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group and supporting the Muslim Council of Britain in its work as the democratic voice of the 2.8 million-strong British Muslim community.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Birtwistle, Gordon Liberal Democrats Burnley 04.12.2014
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 11.11.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 05.11.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 02.12.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.11.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 11.11.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 06.11.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 18.11.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 06.11.2014
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 10.11.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.11.2014
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 17.11.2014
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 06.11.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 07.11.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 17.11.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 19.11.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 17.12.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 17.11.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 10.11.2014
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 05.11.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 11.11.2014
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 20.11.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 25.11.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.11.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 03.12.2014
Spelman, Caroline Conservative Party Meriden 10.12.2014
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 11.12.2014
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 11.11.2014
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 24.11.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 11.11.2014