LONDON 

Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.K. remain the main issues to be handled by any political candidate as the country prepares to face one of its most crucial elections.

Abdullah Faliq, head of research at the Cordoba Foundation, says British Muslims traditionally vote for the Labour Party, but it would not be right to “pigeonhole” a whole community politically.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Faliq said this week’s general election will be “crucial,” as it will “shape the future of our society.”

He said the issues associated with Muslims in terms of this election are Islamophobia, anti-Muslim hatred, job

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