Muslim groups are ‘weaponising’ Islamophobia and using human rights to promote ideology, says counter-terror campaigner

Hard-liners cynically weaponise Islamophobia to undermine legitimate debate, the government’s lead on counter-extremism says.

Creator of the Commission for Countering Extremism Sara Khan says that Islamists ‘use and abuse’ the notion of human rights.

She said fundamentalists shut down debate by accusing critics of being anti-Muslim, undermining a genuine struggle against bigotry.

‘Groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir, for example – who traditionally rally against what they perceive to be western human rights – increasingly and cynically use human rights to promote Islamist ideology,’ Ms Khan said.

How is this news? Islamophobia was invented to advance the Muslim agenda.