The ICV understands that our role is to provide support to, and advocate for, the wellbeing and rights of Victorian Muslims. We recognise that Islamophobia disrupts socio-cultural harmony and negatively affects the wider Victorian Muslim community, compromising their wellbeing, identity and sense of belonging. The ICV is committed to rejecting Islamophobia, empowering communities and promoting social inclusion.
What is Islamophobia?
There are many ways to define and understand Islamophobia. Islamophobia is “rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”. Very simply, Islamophobia “is anti-Muslim racism”.
Islamophobia is very complex, but can be measured in the following ways:
- the negative evaluations, attitudes and emotions of non-Muslims in relation to Muslims and Islam
- experiences of anti-Muslim discrimination, harassment, vilification and/or violence
Are you unsure or do you need help with the next steps?
Call the ICV on (03)9328 2067 and our supportive team will be able to help you.
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 Elahi, F., Khan, O.,“Islamophobia: Still a challenge us all”, Runnymede Trust (2017). Available from: https://www.runnymedetrust.org/uploads/Islamophobia%20Report%202018%20FINAL.pdf P7