‘Uniting Europe Against Islamophobia’ is a pathbreaking report from a delegation of UK Muslim women activists and politicians to Cologne, Germany, that took place in May-June 2023 to discuss empowering the Muslim community and tackling Islamophobia and xenophobia across all our societies. The delegation was part of an ongoing collaborative partnership between Another Europe Is Possible and the German political education foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Last year, the largest number of reported religiously motivated hate crimes in the UK were against Muslims or people perceived to be Muslim. Almost 1 in 3 Muslims (30%) in Germany state that they have been physically assaulted several times in the past year, with 50% being physically assaulted at least once.
In an environment of escalating Islamophobia, racial and religious hatred, it’s important to tackle all forms of racism equally, challenging attempts to create hierarchies of racism pitting communities against each other. This is a continuous and permanent effort.
The report is a vital read for democrats and campaigners for social and political justice who want to challenge deep-rooted racial and religious inequality across the European sphere.
28th November 2023