Muslim Activists Reject Theresa May’s Invitation Because Of Islamophobia In Her Party
Charity activist turned down an invitation from Downing Street and said the Eid of children in countries like Yemen involved bombs, death, and destruction supplied by the UK government.

A Muslim rapper and a humanitarian activist have both rejected formal invitations to celebrate Eid in Downing Street, citing their opposition to Theresa May’s foreign policy and treatment of Islamophobia within her party.

The 25-year-old rapper, Khaled Siddiq said he was “honoured” to have received the invitation, but he had been “deeply disappointed” by Ms May’s “policies towards minorities and the vulnerable in our society”.

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On his Instagram account, Siddiq said that it was unlikely he would have the opportunity to engage with the Prime Minister on “any meaningful level” at the event.

“I’ve been deeply disappointed by your involvement in our foreign policy, your treatment over the Grenfell disaster and your policies towards minorities and the vulnerable in our society.” he said.

“So prime minister, while I wish you nothing but good and success in leading our country, my management and I have decided to turn down your invitation,” Siddiq added.

Madiha Raza, the charity worker who had also received the invitation along with two other accomplished Muslim figures, told i News that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) have recently evidenced examples of “Islamophobia and Islamophobic comments within the party.

Ms Raza said that she is not “anti-political engagement,” but there has been “no satisfactory response” to allegations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party and the demand from the Muslim Council of Britain for an urgent inquiry into the issue.

She also was astonished that the Downing Street didn’t invite MDB to the event while they were “the UK’s most representative Muslim body.”

Later, Ms Raza wrote on her Twitter account that she cannot accept an invitation to celebrate Eid at 10 Downing Street on Monday, knowing that the Eid of children in countries like Yemen involved bombs, death, and destruction supplied by the UK government.

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