Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group

The cross-government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group is made up of representatives from the Muslim community, independent experts, academics, and government departments. The group considers and takes forward proposals to tackle anti-Muslim hatred.


The working group brings together government officials and non-government experts to consider and tackle anti-Muslim hatred.

The group’s current key priority areas are:

  • tackling the far right and counter jihadists
  • public transport awareness campaign to encourage reporting of anti-Muslim hatred incidents
  • anti-Muslim bullying in schools
  • Muslim literacy in the media
  • protection of mosques and Muslim community centres


Independent members

  • Akeela Ahmed
  • Iftikhar Awan
  • Imran Awan
  • Qari Muhammad Asim MBE
  • Iqbal Bhana OBE DL
  • Shermeen Butt
  • Nick Lowles
  • Karim Sacoor
  • Iman Abou Atta OBE
  • Riaz Ravat BEM DL
  • Hayyan Bhabha

Government departments

  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Department for Education
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • National Police Chiefs’ Council

Terms of reference

Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group Terms of Reference (PDF, 201KB, 2 pages)

Contact details