Old habits die hard — Somali Brits
In 2005, the out-going Prime Minister of the UK wrote in the Spectator that Islamophobia is a ‘natural reaction’ to Islam. More recently he likened Muslim women who wear the burqa to letterboxes and has since refused to give an apology. For many Muslims in the UK, it is abundantly clear that the Conservative Party tolerates Islamophobia and has been accused by Muslim leaders of bigotry for allowing such comments to go unchecked. The entrenched anti-Islamic rhetoric from the Conservative Party is enough to shoo many Muslim voters away into the lap of the Labour party.