Ruqaiya Haris
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BBC Islamophobia discussion interrupted by Islamophobia

An interview by BBC reporter Catrin Nye on Islamophobia has been interrupted by Islamophobia.

A passer-by named Paul told her interviewee Ruqaiya Haris: "There's no Sharia law here".

Describing Islam as an ideology, not a religion, he said separately that he believed an elite were using the Muslim faith "to take over the world".

It comes as data, collated by think tank Demos, suggests almost 7,000 "Islamophobic" tweets were sent, in English, every day in July worldwide.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

Update 1 September 2016: This page has been amended to provide more detail on the range of comments made by the individual featured in the report.

  • 18 Aug 2016