Lib Dem councillors led the way in getting the council to take action on hate. In the light of recent events at schools and mosques, we got the council to adopt the APPG definition of Islamophobia:
Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.
Birmingham is a city of many communities, nationalities and faiths but we all have one thing in common. We are all Birmingham citizens and we all deserve respect.
No community should live in fear and no community should feel singled out and victimised.
We won agreement that the council undertakes a Community Cohesion Strategy to ensure that people from every community can live free from discrimination and able to speak out against intolerance whenever they see it.