To finish off the month, we celebrated #IAM2019 – Islamophobia Awareness Month 2019 with UEA ISoc, by being on a panel of local and national organisations in Norwich; including Julie Inns Norfolk Constabulary, Professor Lee Marsden a researcher in British Muslim values, Shoaib Mohammed from Mend, and a personal account and the effects on a victim’s mental health on behalf of Inspirited Minds. It was an eye-opening event, and a true display of unity and inclusion from many different perspectives.
The take home messages from this event were:
- Muslims can live peacefully in the west, and our values as Muslims are not so far off from British Values.
- It is important to report any minor incident of Islamophobia as this will help with statistics of hate crime, and show a true representation of the extent of it.
- Support anyone who has experienced any time of hate crime to report the incident or offence, and most importantly, support their wellbeing.
- To find out more on how to report and other important information, visit: https://mend.org.uk and for more articles from us, check out: https://inspiritedminds.org.uk/?s=islamophobia