Marsha de Cordova – 2021 Comments on Review into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party

The comments made by Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, on 25 May 2021.

This report is a damning indictment of the discrimination rife in the Conservative Party, and it goes all the way up to the Prime Minister.

Reports of Islamophobic hate crime spiralled in the weeks after Boris Johnson likened women who wear the burka to ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers’.

He must now issue a full and proper public apology that acknowledges the pain and hurt he has caused in the Muslim community, as well as taking meaningful action to rebuild trust, especially among Muslim women.