ISLAMOPHOBIA AWARENESS MONTH
November is Islamophobia Awareness Month.
Islamophobia, as defined by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia is “rooted in racism, and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”
Islamophobia can be roughly split into two parts and it is a bit like an iceberg, there is a smaller visible part that everyone can see but a much larger part under the water that is often invisible and more difficult to see.
The visible part is verbal or physical attacks, people getting abused in the street or mosques vandalised.
The much bigger hidden part includes discrimination, stereotyping marginalisation and exclusion. This is called structural Islamophobia.
RENS are supporting Islamophobia Awareness Month
We are asking people to:
Join us in becoming a supporter by signing up on the Islamophobia Awareness website
Follow the IAM camapaign on social media and post using the hashtags #IAM2022, #TacklingDenial and #10YearsOn
Support our public event at the end of this month (date TBC) and take part in the conversation. Be part of the solution.