The Mayor of London has adopted an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) definition of Islamophobia and is calling on the Government to do the same.

Today Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced City Hall will be adopting APPG on British Muslims definition of Islamophobia.

Mr Khan’s declaration came after a safety and security conference last night at City Hall with leaders from London’s mosques following last week’s terror attacks in New Zealand.

Mr Khan said: “Islamophobia has no place in our society. It is a vile stain on our collective conscious and it is essential that we all do everything we can to stand together against those who seek to divide our communities.

“By signing up to the APPG definition of Islamophobia we are sending a powerful message of our united determination to end Islamophobia and the spread of far-right rhetoric.

“We must all stand together and show the world that we will not tolerate anyone seeking to divide our communities and bring us harm.”

The APPG is investigating prejudice and discrimination against British Muslims and they want to use the definition to build an understanding of the causes and consequences of Islamophobia.

The definition is: Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.

Mr Khan has also written to the Home Secretary to ask him to confirm that that this will be provided immediately to enable mosques to prepare ahead of Ramadan in May.