Saturday 9 November 2019 / 11:37 AM Afzal Khan

Afzal Khan’s responding to Matt Hancock’s comments on Islamophobia in the Tory Party

Afzal Khan, Shadow Home Office Minister, responding to Matt Hancock’s comments on Islamophobia in the Tory Party, said:

“Matt Hancocks’s whitesplaining to Baroness Sayeeda Warsi shows how completely out of touch the Tories are and a complete lack of awareness of the damage his party have caused to Muslim communities across Britain.

“Racism is not a “view”, it is the reality for many black and brown people. This gaslighting of Baroness Warsi’s experience and expertise within the Tory Party is a clear example of that racism in action.

“The Tory party has betrayed Muslim communities once again by breaking its promise to begin an inquiry into Islamophobia in the party by the end of the year.”

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Notes to Editors:

  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock says “others take a more balanced approach” to Islamophobia in the Tory Party than Baroness Warsi