Talha Ahmad at UaF Conference
Over 400 people attended the After the Euro elections: stand up to UKIP, racism and fascism conference held in London. The timely conference (end June 2014) responded to the high vote received by fascists and far right parties across Europe, in particular Le Pen’s Front National in France and UKIP topping the polls. A packed conference hall heard a broad range of speakers argue that far right and fascist organisations should not be conceded to with anti-immigration rhetoric & policies and Islamophobia. Speakers included Talha Ahmad of the Muslim Council of Britain, who challenged the bigotry surrounding ‘Trojan Horse’ allegations in Birmingham Schools and noted that while Muslim communities contributed £31 billion to the economy, it appeared as if what they received in return were Islamophobic attacks.