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Home Affairs Committee Announces Inquiry into
Terrorism and Community Relations

In July 2004, The Home Affairs Committee (HAC) announced it would inquire into the impact of terrorism on community relations and social cohesion, including public concerns about the terrorist threat. In addition, the HAC would be examining the impact on relations between different sections of the community, any rise in and exploitation of racial tension, Islamophobia, and the consequences of anti-terrorist measures.

In compiling our response to the HAC, FAIR distributed a Survey to a cross section of both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities across the UK. The Survey was designed to allow participants to express their views on terrorism, Islamophobia, community and leadership, media and representation and Muslim achievements. Results fron the Survey have been used as evidence to support the arguments in our submission to the HAC.

FAIR's response to the HAC aims to highlight the impact anti-terrorism legislation and threat of terrorism itself is having on Muslim communities in the UK, the subsequent rise in Islamophobia, the role of the media, Muslim community leadership, and representation of positive achievements mabe by Muslims to British society.

For further information about the HAC's inquiry please click here

Download FAIR's HAC Survey (PDF)
Download FAIR's submission to the HAC (PDF)