Sverige erhåller skarp kritik av FNs rasdiskrimineringskommitté i Genève som för första gången specifikt adresserar antimuslimsk rasism och efterfrågar att Sverige börjar praktisera jämlikhetsdata

Rapporten om islamofobi som Maimuna Abdullahi och jag skrev på uppdrag av Nätverket svenska muslimer i samarbete liksom de övriga åtta alternativrapporterna gav effekt: Sverige erhåller nu skarp kritik av FNs rasdiskrimineringskommitté (CERD) i Genève:
FNs slutsatser om och rekommendationer till Sverige kan läsas här och bl a efterlyses jämlikhetsdata och en paragraf adresserar specifikt antimuslimsk rasism och svenska muslimers situation:
”The Committee remains concerned at the lack of statistical data on the composition of the population. The Committee is further concerned at the insufficient statistical data on the enjoyment of economic and social rights by persons belonging to various ethnic groups present in Sweden. (art. 2).
The Committee recommends that the State party diversify its data-collection activities by using various indicators of ethnic diversity and by allowing respondents to report anonymously and to choose how to identify themselves, in order to provide an adequate empirical basis for developing policies to enhance equal enjoyment of all the rights enshrined in the Convention, and to facilitate the monitoring thereof.”
”The Committee is concerned at reports of attacks against mosques, as well as the lack of sufficient funding to safeguard mosques against attacks, and the lack of affordable insurance coverage for mosques to protect against damage from attacks. The Committee is also concerned at the continued reports of racist hate crimes and hate speech against Muslim ethno-religious minority groups, especially Muslim women.
The Committee is equally concerned at reports of the difficulties faced by persons belonging to Muslim ethno-religious minority groups in terms of access to employment and housing outside of minority populated areas, amounting to de facto segregation. It is also concerned at reports of stereotypical representation of Muslims in the media, and by politicians. The Committee is particularly concerned at situations of intersectionality in relation to ethnicity, religion and gender, where for example Afro-Swedish Muslim women appear as a particularly vulnerable group subject to multiple discrimination (art. 5).”