Tackling Islamophobia

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the Group will be to bring together elected members from all political parties, agencies and individuals working on the issue of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred in order to explore the nature and extent of Islamophobia in Scotland and how it can be challenged and overcome. The group recognises that the issue of Islamophobia presents specific challenges that have received relatively little attention in the Scottish context. It will seek to monitor the issue of Islamophobia in Scotland and develop strategies for tackling it. The group’s main purpose will be to inform Parliament of the work that it does in the hope of increasing awareness about racism and Islamophobia in Scotland and to ensure such matters are engaged with where necessary in policy and practice. 

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Junaid Ashraf 

Shahid Razaq

Samena Dean

Khalida Hussain

Zahra Hussain

Tabah Khan

N Rahmatulla

Muhammed Abdul Aziz-Khan

Dr Hosney Yosef

Khursheed Iqbal Shad

Zara Mohammed

Bashir Malik

Mohammed Asif

Jawad Khursheed


Newcastle University - secretary 

Muslim Council of Scotland

Glasgow Central Mosque

Scottish Afghan Human Rights Foundation

Scottish Communities Initiative


Islamic Educational Trust (Cumbernauld)

Kirkcaldy Central Mosque and Community Centre

Madrasa Taleem ul Islam

Al Farooq Mosque 


Falkirk Muslim Forum

Amina MWRC

Council of British Pakistanis Scotland 

Police Safer Communities

Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC)

Pakistan Association


Scottish Iraqi Association


Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh

The Ark


Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights

Islamic Human Rights Committee

Muslim Council of Britain

Dunfermline Central Mosque

University of West of Scotland and SAMEE

Scottish Muslim Scouts

Glasgow Jewish Representative Council

Fife Centre for Equalities

Action for Children


Dunfermline Central Mosque

Al-Mahdi Foundation

Edinburgh Interfaith

Show Racism the Red Card

Active Life Club

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council 


Ahl-Albait Society 

Edinburgh women Association

Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators

Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

Awaz FM

Socialist Educational Association Scotland 

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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