Former Equality Chief: ‘Dangerous’ Islamophobia Awards ‘Paint a Target’ On Nominees’ Backs

The annual Islamophobia awards  — previous winners of which include Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam  — are “genuinely dangerous” according to Trevor Phillips, the former equalities chief who popularised the term ‘Islamophobia’.

The former chairman of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission said the label “painted a target on the back of people on the list”, following news he was nominated for one of the “ironic” Islamic Human Rights Commission’s (IHRC) awards himself.