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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Sharp, Robert, APPG Definition of Islamophobia: A Boon to Free Speech (March 2, 2021). Defining Islamophobia: A Contemporary Understanding of How Expressions of Muslimness Are Targeted, Muslim Council of Britain, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3796922 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3796922
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