Submission from the Hounslow Jamia Masjid
and Islamic Centre
I have heard that the House of Lords has set
up a select committee to look in to problems faced by faith communities.
My organisation is affiliated to the Muslim
Council of Britain which is the umbrella organisation of Muslim
organisations in Britain. My organisation has been consulted on
the representation being made by the Muslim Council of Britain
and have got full support to that effect.
My organisation's main concern is the blasphemy
law as it covers the Christian faith only. I feel that it should
be extended to cover other faiths as well.
Furthermore I feel that the law should cover
incitement to religious hatred as it covers incitement to racial
hatred as an offence.
24 July 2002