MCB calls on MPs to vote for equal treatment under the law

The Muslim Council of Britain has written to party leaders and all members of parliament laying out its case for supporting the proposed legislation to prohibit incitement to religious hatred.

In a letter sent to all MPs, the Secretary-General of the MCB asked everyone to consider: “The question that is not being answered is why certain faith communities should be allowed to suffer unjustly and unfairly because they happen to be of a different faith. Surely, it is important for members of parliament to send a powerful message clearly stating that people of all faiths and none should be treated equally under the law? The proposal is not to create a new type of law but to extend existing laws in order to close the current loophole in legislation, thus ending the hierarchy of rights that we have at present.”

MCB press release, 7 February 2005