Debating Islamophobia

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Religious Education


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Reflect upon whether there has been a rise of Islamophobia in the UK and how to tackle it by watching this short clip. Listen to how Imam Qari Asim MBE considers the question as the starting point of your classroom discussion.

Download this teacher’s notes document, including more detail about the event and panellists, plus a short collection of follow-up questions to spark further discussion. 

This extract was filmed at Westminster Abbey’s Question Time event on 13th November 2019. Please note that all opinions are of the individuals speaking and do not represent the views of Westminster Abbey. 

Curriculum links

  • Integration of Islam in Europe
  • Freedom of religious expression
  • Religion and society