Submission from the Muslim Women's Group
I am a chair lady of Muslim Women's Group, it
is an organisation of Muslim women.
The Government is now considering how to combat
the Islamophobia that is now so terrified in the United Kingdom
that is affecting everybody and it is in that context that you
are taking ideas from interested people.
If that is true, I would like to share my interest
with you. I know of instances where Muslim women especially face
great difficulties in getting jobs and while in employment face
problems of their following faith or the way they dress-up while
they are at work.
We also know that when Muslims are taunted and
come across difficulties for their appearance they can't get any
help from the police, or any one.
So as British Muslims we would like to be treated
the same way as you treat Jews, Christians and Sikhs. We should
not be singled out for discrimination and harassment.
As Muslims we believe respect, so we need to
have a respect towards each other.