Co-Chairman of the Conservative party will today use a speech to accuse the media of superficial discussion of Islam.
Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, Baroness Warsi will say later today that prejudice against Muslims in the UK has "passed the dinner-table test" and that she will use her position to fight an "ongoing battle against bigotry".
She will use her speech at Leicester University to accuse the media of the superficial discussion of Islam and to warn against the division of Muslims in the UK into the categories of moderate and extremist.
Reinforcing the content of the Islamophobia workshops delivered by Show Racism the Red Card's education team across the UK, Baroness Warsi told the Conservative party conference in 2009 that anti-Muslim hatred had become Britain's last socially acceptable form of bigotry and claimed in a magazine article last October that taking a pop at the Muslim community in the media sold papers and didn't really matter.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said, "We fully endorse Baroness Warsi's message and sincerely hope that the media attention her speech receives will help widen the debate about Islamophobia."
In 2008 Show Racism the Red Card produced an Education Pack and DVD for schools entitled 'Islamophobia'. Show Racism the Red Card delivers anti-racism workshops on the subject to thousands of young people in schools across England, Scotland and Wales.
Ged Grebby said, "Islamophobia is one of the most prevalent forms of racism in the UK today and the work we do in schools, whilst hugely successful, would have more impact with the backing of senior politicians."
You can download a free copy of the Islamophobia Education Pack.