I et intervju med en muslimsk avis sier Ed Miliband at islamofobi blir straffbart hvis Labour vinner valget.

En Labour-ledet regjering vil gå inn for anerkjennelse av en palestinsk stat.

In an interview with the Muslim News website, Miliband said a Labour government would make Islamophobia an “aggravated crime”.

“We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime,” he said, adding: “We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of hate crime and Islamophobia. It will be the first time that the police will record Islamophobic attacks right across the country.”

The Labour leader also pledged that a future Labour government would recognise a Palestinian State, saying he would have supported recognition at last year’s UN vote.

“We would do everything we can to work for a two state solution which is a viable Palestinian state alongside security for Israel,” he said. He added, however, that he was “not in favour of sanctions” against Israel.

Miliband also went on to criticise the government’s anti-extremist Prevent strategy, accusing it of alienating Muslim communities.



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