Challenging Anti-Muslim prejudice and Islamophobia

Luminate Education Group is committed to eradicating all forms of religious hate crime and hate against Muslims. It is unacceptable for anyone to feel unsafe while practising their religion and we continue to have a zero-tolerance policy towards the hatred of Muslims. We have adopted a definition of Anti-Muslim prejudice, so that perpetrators can be held accountable for their actions, which is described below.

Anti-Muslim Prejudice is hatred and discrimination against anyone of Islamic faith on grounds of their belief and practice.

This could manifest in:

  • Inciting or carrying out acts of racism, hatred and violence against people, and those perceived to be of the Islamic faith (Muslims).
  • Direct or indirect acts of discrimination and exclusion including policy and practice within organisations, which deny Muslims legitimate, fair and equal access to opportunities, facilities and services because of their faith, beliefs and practice.
  • Denying people of the Islamic faith the opportunity to practise their faith values, free of harassment, fear of violence against them or fear of incurring discrimination and hatred against them.
  • Actions which perpetuate a climate of mistrust, fear and a sense of marginalisation about or within the Islamic community e.g. remarks by individuals and groups that can be made without fear of being held to account. Also use of print, social or electronic media to align and create fear and division surrounding the Muslim community.

As part of the pledge we will discuss our work with other committed institutions, nationwide.