Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad )

Miqdaad Versi

Bio Management Consultant, Media Spokesperson for @MuslimCouncil, Board member of @rightswatchuk, Grassroots activist. Views my own. RTs not endorsements
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Android : My piece today on the UK government’s refusal to adopt an Islamophobia definition - a slap in the face for all of us who face Islamophobia

Android : NEW: I'm told the Equalities and Human Rights Comission (EHRC) have set the Conservatives a deadline of the 7th of June (17 days time) to respond to their request for more information following a 'number of complaints' about Islamophobia within the Party.

Android : You can tell a lot about a person by their reaction to this kind of thing. Robinson gets some punches in. Farage blames his employees. Ed Miliband... twitter.com/MikeMar8288809…

Android : In Washington, military aid to Israel has long been sacrosanct. Until recently, it was for me. But Israel’s path has become too destructive and its abuses too great. It's time for Americans to say: You can’t do this with our money forward.com/opinion/424591…

Android : Happening **now** — Muslim members of Congress are hosting a historic Iftar in the Capitol. It is the first iftar to be hosted by Congress’ own Muslim members & the first congressional iftar to be addressed by any speaker of the House. My report: huffpost.com/entry/muslims-…

Twitter Web Client : I’ve contacted the major UK broadcasters – BBC News/ITV News/Sky News/LBC radio – to see whether they’ll continue to cover the Brexit Party and Nigel Farage’s events while Channel 4 News is “blacklisted” from attending for its story.

I’ll keep you updated with each response. twitter.com/MarkDiStef/sta…

Android : 3 in 4 ethnic minorities report experiencing racism

There are 8 million+ ethnic minorities in the UK yet amg the media, public & politicians it's hard to see recongition of the extent of this experience

& if you know, say, 4 ethnic minorities, reflect on what those stats mean

Android : Channel 4 source says the broadcaster has been blacklisted from Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party events since the investigation aired into Arron Banks and Farage’s finances last Thursday, confirming Paul Waugh’s previous tweet.

Very very worrying.

Android : Nationwide study shows 70% of people from ethnic minorities faced discrimination, up from 58%

Twitter Web Client : "Rather than dismissing or ignoring the extent of racism, it’s important for politicians to show leadership in challenging racism."

Our director Omar Khan features in this article on the shocking surge in racism since the referendum


Twitter Web Client : The survey by Opinium suggests racists are feeling increasingly confident in deploying overt abuse or discrimination. The proportion of ethnic minorities saying they had been targeted by a stranger rose from 64% in January 2016 to 76% in February this year theguardian.com/world/2019/may…

Android : ICYMI:

On Saturday The Guardian published our letter - signed by 47 equality organisations and academics - urging the government to recognise #Islamophobia as a #racism

Read it here ⬇️⬇️⬇️