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Monday, Jul 22, 2024

Muslim Community Leader Criticizes Nigel Farage for Undermining Muslims

Iman Atta from Tell Mama has accused Nigel Farage of undermining Muslim communities for votes. Farage's comments on British values among Muslims have been condemned as divisive. Tell Mama calls for leadership that bridges communities and proposes initiatives to combat hate.
Iman Atta, a leader from the Tell Mama organization, has accused Reform UK’s Nigel Farage of attacking and undermining Muslim communities during the run-up to the July 4 general election.

Atta criticized Farage for his comments on national service for 18-year-olds, where he suggested that many young people, particularly Muslims, do not subscribe to British values.

Farage’s remarks were described as 'disgraceful' and part of a pattern of divisive statements, including a 'fifth column' comment made after the 2017 Westminster terror attack.

Atta called for other political leaders to address the divisions Farage is creating and emphasized the need for leadership that fosters inclusivity.

Tell Mama’s Manifesto Against Hate proposes initiatives like appointing a 'hate crime czar' and increasing ministerial engagement with communities to reduce social divisions.

The organization noted a significant strain between Muslim and Jewish communities post the Oct. 7 Israel-Gaza conflict, which requires concerted efforts to mend.

Atta highlighted the importance of engaging with the next government to address these issues.

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