JUST IN: More Muslims Elected To British Parliament Amidst Rising Islamophobia - Reportgist

JUST IN: More Muslims Elected To British Parliament Amidst Rising Islamophobia

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A record-breaking 25 Muslims have been elected to the British Parliament, despite rising Islamophobia in the country. This shows an increase from the 19 Muslim MPs elected in 2019.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

The successful candidates come from various political parties, with 18 representing the Labour Party, four as independents, two from the Conservative Party, and one from the Liberal Democrats.

The election saw Muslim voters play a crucial role, with many casting their ballots in support of candidates who expressed solidarity with the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel’s actions in Gaza.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

The list of the 25 Muslim candidates elected to the UK House of Commons includes:

  1. Rushanara Ali from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Bethnal Green & Bow. She was first elected on May 6, 2010.
  2. Yasmin Qureshi from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Bolton South East. She was first elected on May 6, 2010.
  3. Shabana Mahmood from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Birmingham Ladypool. She was first elected on May 6, 2010.
  4. Naz Shah from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Bradford West. She was first elected on May 6, 2010. She was a Labour member from May 7, 2015 until April 27, 2016, and an Independent member from April 27, 2016 to July 5, 2016.
  5. Imran Hussain from the Labour Party, who kept his seat in Bradford East. He was first elected on May 7, 2015.
  6. Mohammad Yasin from the Labour Party, who kept his seat in Bedford. He was first elected on June 8, 2017.
  7. Tulip Siddiq from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Hampstead & Kilburn. She was first elected on May 7, 2015.
  8. Rupa Huq from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Ealing Central & Acton. She was first elected on May 7, 2015. She was a Labour member from May 7, 2015 until September 27, 2022, and an Independent member from September 27, 2022 to March 2, 2023.
  9. Rosena Allin-Khan from the Labour Party, who kept her seat in Tooting. She was first elected on June 16, 2016.
  10. Afzal Khan from the Labour Party, who kept his seat in Manchester Gorton. He was first elected on June 8, 2017.
  11. Apsana Begum from the Labour Party, who won Poplar & Limehouse. She was first elected on December 12, 2019.
  12. Zarah Sultana from the Labour Party, who won Coventry South. She was first elected on December 12, 2019.
  13. Tahir Ali from the Labour Party, who won Birmingham Hall Green. He was first elected on December 12, 2019.
  14. Abtisam Mohamed from the Labour Party, who won Sheffield Central.
  15. Naushabah Khan from the Labour Party, who won Gillingham and Rainham.
  16. Zubir Ahmed from the Labour Party, who won Glasgow South West.
  17. Sadik Al-Hassan from the Labour Party, who won North Somerset.
  18. Jas Athwal from the Labour Party, who won Ilford South.
  19. Iqbal Mohamed, an Independent Candidate who won Dewsbury and Batley.
  20. Ayoub Khan an Independent Candidate who won Birmingham Perry Barr.
  21. Shockat Adam an Independent Candidate who won Islington North.
  22. Adnan Hussain an Independent Candidate who won Blackburn.
  23. Nusrat Ghani from the Conservative Party, who kept her seat in Wealden. She was first elected on May 7, 2015.
  24. Saqib Bhatti from the Conservative Party, who won Meriden. He was first elected on December 12, 2019.
  25. Bobby Dean from the Liberal Democrat Party, who won Carshalton and Wallington.

This election result marks a significant step towards greater diversity and representation in UK politics, but also highlights the need for continued efforts to address Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslim communities in the UK.

With 3.4 million Muslims living in the UK, this election marks a significant milestone in the country’s political landscape, reflecting its growing diversity. However, despite this progress, Islamophobia remains a significant issue in the UK.

According to a report by the European Islamophobia Report (EIR), the UK has seen a rise in Islamophobic attacks and hate crimes in recent years.

The report highlights instances of mosque vandalism, hate speech, and discrimination against Muslims in employment and education.

Tell Mama, a charity that monitors anti-Muslim hate crime, found that there were 2,010 Islamophobic incidents between October 7, 2023, and February 7, 2024, in the UK, a significant rise from the previous year’s 600.

Tell Mama director Iman Atta told the BBC: “Individuals walking down the streets are being targeted, harassed, households have been doodled with graffiti calling people ‘killers’, ‘terrorists’, ‘Hamas sympathisers’.

“Anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia is gendered – it’s misogyny as well as the visibility of that woman being either of an Asian background or wearing visible Muslim attires.”>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) states that “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”

MCB also notes that “conspiracy theories about Muslims are well-established within a section of British society, which is unfortunately not insignificant, and that these often play into Islamophobic tropes and are seen to be propagated by the far-right.”

University of Cambridge/ ESRC Roundtable research has concluded that mainstream media reporting about Muslim communities is contributing to an atmosphere of rising hostility towards Muslims in Britain.

The Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM) found 59 percent of all articles analysed associated Muslims with negative behaviours, over one-third of all articles misrepresented or generalised about Muslims, and 43 percent of all broadcast clips associated Muslims with negative behaviour.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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