Citizens UK has launched the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life as our current experience is that Muslim leaders are retreating from public life, fearful of being tarnished as extremist simply for having faith, with groups who work with prominent Islamic institutions being pilloried for partnering with alleged extremists.
This commission, chaired by Dominic Grieve QC MP, brought together 20 Commissioners drawn from a wide cross section of British society to consider how the Muslim community could better engage and participate in public life.
The Commission toured the UK, and held hearings, roundtables and individual meetings in a number of towns and cities, including those where Citizens UK works directly with civil society institutions, to hear their testimony as well as evidence from the Muslim communities, business, education and government bodies.
The Commission shall be publishing their key findings and recommendations in a report, due to be launched in early July 2017.
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