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LGBT+ Against Islamophobia meets

Issue No. 2509

Activists are organising against the right’s attempts to whip up Islamophobia after the Orlando massacre. 
LGBT+ activists, Muslims and anti-racists joined an LGBT+ Against Islamophobia’s organising meeting in London last Sunday. Dani, one of the organisers, said, “LGBT+ people and Muslims are both experiencing oppression.

“We want to come together—and to recognise LGBT+ Muslims, who are often overlooked.”

The groups first meeting

The group's first meeting (Pic: LGBT+ Against Islamophobia)

They discussed how they can show solidarity. Sami argued that the group had to show unconditional solidarity with Muslims under attack.

Ahmer, an LGBT+ Muslim from Bradford, told Socialist Worker, “We also need to be aware of the suffering of LGBT Muslims.

“We need an open dialogue between the LGBT and Muslim communities to say, ‘we’ll help you with Islamophobia and we need your help with homophobia.”

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Tue 21 Jun 2016, 16:01 BST
Issue No. 2509
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