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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

`Muslim Manifesto` to be launched ahead of UK General Election.

A Muslim Manifesto consultation process is being launched in the House of Lords, with the aim of presenting a list of recommendations about the needs of Muslims in Britain and it will be presented to all Political parties ahead of the General Election.

The Muslim Manifesto is a call-to-action and a set of policy recommendations targeting all Muslim and Non-Muslim British politicians in local councils and in Parliament. Following a nationwide consultation process which began in late January, the final manifesto will be presented to all political parties that are contesting the General Election.

The launch event `Manifesto Watch` will be hosted by `Lord` Nazir Ahmad in the House of Lords and attended by MP`s, Peers, leaders of the Muslim community, Academics, Thinkers, Community Activists and Media professionals. 

The Muslim population, estimated at around 3 million according to the 2011 Census, makes up a substantial proportion - approximately 4.4% of the British population, however it is plagued by chronic socio-economic and cultural problems. Currently, the Muslim population and its associated ethnicities lag behind other religious and ethnic communities in many areas including academic attainment, employment, household wealth, health and well being and crime. 

The Manifesto will be Non-Sectarian and not owned by by any single organisation or individual with the aim of forging a more united future for the Muslim population in Britain, which has been held back by community in-fighting and organisational power-play.

The draft of this Muslim Manifesto can now be viewed here >

Final Thought

The Muslim population is a demographic of growing political  significance it is estimated that as many as 40 Constituencies in the 7th May General Election could be determined by a Muslim Swing Vote.  

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