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More than 350 mosques urge Conservatives to launch internal inquiry into Islamophobia claims

Exclusive: Eleven umbrella organisations across the UK reiterate need for formal inquiry

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Muslim organisations have called for action after a dozen examples of Islamophobia from Conservative Party members in a two-month period were recently revealed ( Getty )

More than 350 mosques and Muslim organisations have written to the Conservative Party backing calls for a formal inquiry following a number of allegations of Islamophobia, The Independent can reveal.

The calls mirror and endorse those made by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), who wrote to the party last week urging a full audit to tackle the “more than weekly occurrences of Islamophobia from candidates and representatives of the party”.

Now 11 separate umbrella organisations from all over the UK including Wales, Belfast, Scotland and Manchester have backed the calls for an urgent inquiry after a dozen examples of Islamophobia from party members in a two-month period from April were revealed.

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The Independent

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