IHRC condemns Hazel Blears’ Islamophobic politics of fear

“IHRC condemns in the strongest terms the dangerous comments made by Home Office minister Hazel Blears that Muslims should be ready to be disproportionately targeted by anti-terror laws. Ms Blears stated that since the terror threat facing Britain is coming from ‘people associated with Islam’, it was only right that Muslims should become disproportionate victims of stop and search and other anti-terror powers.”

Islamic Human Rights Commission press release, 1 March 2005