Islamic Human Rights Commission (UK): Letter challenging the promotion of hate in The Independent

PRESS RELEASE --- 09 November 2010

On 27 October 2010, The Independent newspaper published an Islamophobic article entitled “Poor Lauren Booth – she would do anything to get in with the tough kids”. The online link to the article was entitled “What sort of woman freely converts to Islam?”

The article uses the conversion story of Lauren Booth as an excuse to attack Islam as well as demonise and incite hatred towards Muslims.

The article suggests that Islam is by its very nature, violent, misogynistic and that no rational, western woman would consider it an option. It also states that Islam, and by extension Muslims, are anti-Semitic.

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