|NGO||Islamic Party of Britain|
|Address||Islamic Party of Britain,
PO Box 844,
|Background Information||The Islamic Party of Britain is the non-Muslim West's sole example of an Islamic political party. It contests elections as a publicity device in its attempt to proselytize amongst the non-Muslim majority, while also seeking to provide a voice to Muslims and a challenge to Islamophobia. It has never won an election.
The Islamic Party was founded by David Musa Pidcock and Sahib Mustaqim Bleher, in the wake of the Rushdie affair of 1989, when Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses provoked fury in the Muslim community.
Sources: www.islamicparty.com; Barberis et al 2000 p116; Mercer 1994|
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|Keywords||Equality, discrimination and prejudice; Islam; Politics and political ideologies.|
|Collections||This organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.|
|Last Edited By||JRM at 21/08/2007 15:30:11|