Public Inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland

Public Inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland

The Cross Party Group (CPG) on Tackling Islamophobia is seeking written evidence about Islamophobia in Scotland. The CPG wants to hear from individuals, employers and organisations about experiences of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred; we are also interested in hearing views about what steps should be taken to tackle Islamophobia in Scotland.

Background
The CPG on Tackling Islamophobia was set up in 2018 by Anas Sarwar MSP. It has brought together elected members from all political parties, agencies and individuals interested in the issue of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred and explores the nature and extent of Islamophobia in Scotland and how it can be challenged and overcome.

Terms of reference
The Cross Party Group invites evidence to be submitted about:
• The current nature and extent of Islamophobia in Scotland (including gendered Islamophobia and intersections with other prejudices)
• The role of the media (print, broadcast and social media), the public sector and politicians.
• The impact of Islamophobia on children, young people and families.
• The steps you believe could be taken to challenge and overcome Islamophobia.

The deadline for written submissions is Monday 30th September at 12 noon.

Guidelines on submission
You can make a written submission by attaching a document using this form or by emailing it to peter.hopkins@ncl.ac.uk.

You can also complete the online survey below, please click the “Submit” button.

If attaching a written submission, please follow these guidelines:
• attach a single file
• In Word (doc or docx and not in pdf);
• No logos or embedded pictures;
• No macros;
• No more than 3000 words;

At the start of your document, please state clearly who the submission is from and in what capacity you are making the submission (e.g. as an individual or as part of an organisation). Include a brief summary of your submission in bullet points and a brief summary of your role/organisation. Number all paragraphs. Include specific recommendations that you would like the CPG to consider.

Thank you for taking an interest in this important work.

Anas Sarwar MSP and Professor Peter Hopkins