APPG Definition of Islamophobia: A Boon to Free Speech
Defining Islamophobia: A Contemporary Understanding of How Expressions of Muslimness Are Targeted, Muslim Council of Britain
3 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2021
Date Written: March 2, 2021
Critics claim that the APPG British Muslims definition of Islamophobia could threaten freedom of expression rights. However, the definition is narrower than those found in the political discourse over the past two decades. This is likely to reduce the 'chill' on legitimate expression and thus expand the space for free speech.
Keywords: Islamophobia, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, United Kingdom
JEL Classification: Y60, K39
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