An academic conference tackling the alarming rise in Islamophobia in the UK has had to be relocated say organisers. Birkbeck College will not host the conference organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission. The conference will now be held at an alternative venue.

In statement organisers said, "The turnaround came after calls on social media by Britain First.

"While IHRC believes that the safety of everyone is paramount it is not justifiable to allow threats and intimidation by a tiny minority to disrupt the normal flow of everyday life."

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