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Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill

FAIR worked with a host of other organisations, Muslim and non-Muslim, to respond to the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Bill.  The legislation was introduced in November 2001. 

The submission addressed the following:

  • extension of the incitement law to cover religion

  • extension of the racially aggravated offences to include religion

  • provisions authorising the police and customs services to demand the removal of facial covering or gloves

  • the need to extend the civil anti-discrimination provisions

  • the need for specific policy initiatives, side measures and institutional change of cross-ethnic minority groups

  • the need for greater encouragement of cross-ethnic minority groups to participate in the public sphere

Three submissions were developed through extensive consultation in the Muslim community by a consortium of influential Muslim organisations and individuals. These included

Dr. Zaki Badawi, The Muslim College
Mahmud Al-Rashid, Muslim Council of Britain
Yousif Al-Khoei, Al-Khoei Foundation
Yusuf Islam, Association of Muslim Schools
Sarah Sheriff, Muslim Women’s Helpline
Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, The Muslim Parliament
Fuad Nahdi, Centre for Muslim Policy Research
Irfan Mahmood, City Circle

Fadi Itani, Muslim Welfare House


Download Home office submission
Download Supplementary Submission
Download Final Submission to Home Affairs Select Committee