19 ابريل, 2018 - 3 Sha'ban 1439

Egypt's Dar al-Ifta praises Britain's response to "Punish a Muslim" campaign, calls for enacting laws to criminalize Islamophobia

Egypt's Dar al-Ifta praises Britain's response to

Thursday, April 5, 2018

In a news statement issued on Thursday, the Observatory for Monitoring Islamophobia at Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta praised the British government's rejection of the racist “Punish a Muslim” campaign launched recently by an anonymous group. The press release stressed that it is necessary to work on criminalizing Islamophobia by every possible means to combat racism and all forms of extremism.

“It is inevitable to enact laws that criminalize Islamophobia and hate speech in Britain and the west in general,” the observatory noted. Combating all forms of extremism has become a necessity for preserving societal peace and security.

It is mentioned earlier that anonymous leaflets mailed to Muslims across the country called for April 3 to be a day of violence against Muslims. Leaflets referring to "Punish a Muslim Day" appeared to target several cities with large Muslim populations, including London and Bradford.