The Executive Committee of the Conservative Muslim Forum met earlier today.
It unanimously resolved to send an open letter to the Leader of the Party, which is reproduced below.
Letter to the Leader of the Conservative Party
4 June 2018
Rt Hon Theresa May MP
The Conservative Party
Conservative Campaign Headquarters
4 Matthew Parker Street
Dear Mrs May
As you will know, last week the Muslim Council of Britain called upon our Party to hold an independent inquiry into Islamophobia (generally understood to mean anti-Muslim hatred and anti-Muslim prejudice) within the Party.
Since then, Conservative peers The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi and Lord Sheikh have supported the request for such an inquiry.
The Conservative Muslim Forum (CMF) avoided any public comment until the Executive Committee was able to meet, which it did earlier this evening. The Executive Committee unanimously concluded that it is essential that the Party should hold such an inquiry and resolved to send you this open letter.
We will be happy to provide any assistance that the inquiry may require.
Conservative Muslim Forum
Sources mentioned in the above letter
Muslim Council of Britain’s letter
The Muslim Council of Britain’s letter to the Party Chairman can be found on the MCB website at this link.
Subsequently on 26 June the MCB sent a second letter to the Party Chairman which is at this link.
Lord Sheikh’s letter
Lord Sheikh’s open letter can be found on the Guardian newspaper website at this link.
The Annex to Lord Sheikh’s letter contains a number of links. We have reproduced that Annex here so that readers can follow the links.
Annex of media coverage on the Muslim Council of Britain’s call for an urgent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Conservative party
Includes all the main news sites, with the Independent starting last night, breaking the story & Guardian ending today finding examples of Tories who have personally experienced this – more coming tomorrow
Broadcast – all the main news channels