Islamophobia is not confined to online groups. It leaks across public life | Nosheen Iqbal

This ugly form of racism shapes the way Muslims are perceived and treated On Friday morning, as whose calls for an inquiry into the documented Islamophobia within the Conservative party are blithely ignored by government. Remember a referendum campaign won on lies, Turkey, from anyone with Miqdaad Versi, of the Muslim Council of Britain, politely lodging complaints against thousands of Islamophobic stories in the press, often upheld by the Independent Press Standards Organisation, and barely anyone batting an eyelid. Given the hysterical state of national debate, it is either disingenuous or profoundly stupid to claim that the daily drip-feed of Islamophobia, which is now so normalised in Britain as to be hardly remarkable, doesnt significantly shape the way Muslims are …