APPG Definition of Islamophobia

Head Office Circular No. NP/051/23

Ref: EO/20


To all Lead Officers, Branches and Regional Councils


16th March 2023



Dear Colleagues,


The APPG Definition of Islamophobia


Following correspondence from Afzal Khan MP requesting the union adopts the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims’ definition of Islamophobia, the union consulted our Black & Ethnic Minority Members’ Advisory Committee for their view.  Having received their approval, the NEC has agreed that this definition of Islamophobia could be adopted.


In its most simple form, the definition says: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.”


For any queries on this, please contact our Equal Opportunities Officer, Jess Webb


Yours sincerely

20200518 Mick Lynch sig

Michael Lynch

General Secretary