Sadiq Khan challenges Theresa May to act against Tory Islamophobia

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London mayor tells prime minister: join Labour in adopting a new definition of hate crime against Muslims

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has challenged the Conservatives to adopt a new definition of Islamophobia, saying that he has been repeatedly subjected to anti-Muslim abuse from Tory members and supporters.

In a letter to Theresa May, Khan calls on the prime minister to order her party to deal with the issue. He says it must be among measures taken to reassure British Muslims about their safety in the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attack. He warns that the massacre demonstrates “the consequences of failing to root out Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment from our society”.

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