Muslim Profiling

Publication date 22nd January 2009

Islamic Human Rights Commission, 29 pages, ISBN 978-1-903718-32-2, spiral bound

This report is available for donwload from the links below.

To order a hardcopy (spiral bound) go to the IHRC on-line shop here, price UK£4 (payments can be accepted in Euros and US Dollars also).

To ask for a review copy, please email M. Kapansa on dawud@ihrc.org, stating your name, contact details and the organisation you work for.

The report needs to be taken seriously and the recommendations need to be considered carefully so that future policy can be better informed.

  IQBAL BHANA, Home Office Race Incidents Team

 

REVIEWS:

As a member of the Home Office Trust and Confidence Group and, in my capacity as Chair of the Home Office Racist Incident Group, we have been working to ensure that all our citizens have trust and confidence in our policing and criminal justice service, evidence, or, perception that these services are not providing equitable service and thus not treating people equally, can lead to long term damaging impact on communities and, undermines confidence.

The inappropriate use of profiling (race or religious) is of concern to all who are working to create and promote good citizenship, thus we have made it clear that we do not support indiscriminate use of such methods.

The report needs to be taken seriously and the recommendations need to be considered carefully so that future policy can be better informed.

IQBAL BHANA, Home Office Race Incidents Team

‘The IHRC ‘Muslim Profiling’ report raises important issues that were the subject of in-depth discussions between MPS and IHRC representatives in the immediate aftermath of the report’s publication in 2002. Given the importance that attaches to positive, pro-active partnerships between police and Muslim communities to help combat all forms of violent extremism in the capital. it is timely to reflect again on the report’s findings to ensure MPS practice is alive to well documented community concerns.’

ROBERT LAMBERT, co-founder and former Head of the Muslim Contact Unit, Metropolitan Police Service; lecturer at St. Andrews University, and research fellow at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter.