MDI speaker Abdullah Al Andalusi was invited to take part in a panel discussion on the threat of Islamophobia, here was the speech he delivered at the event:
The threat of Islamophobia is real, the only ones who deny this threat, are the Islamophobes themselves, after all, if there is no supposed threat, then there is no problem, and they can carry on spreading their fear-mongering and bigotry at the expense of Muslims.
The Centre of American Progress investigated how much money was being spent in order to spread fear of Islam and Muslims amongst several Islamophobic think tanks and organisations, and the number was $40 million dollars. Mind you, this amount was only in regards to well known major Islamophobic organisations, not every single Islamophobic organisation in existence, so the figure in total would be far higher:
MDI will be tackling the issue of Islamophobia head on in October, when we will hold a public debate with the English Defence League, on whether Islamophobia, or Islam, is the biggest threat to the west. More details concerning that event will be released in due time, so stay tuned for that.