Britain’s Labour Party on Monday suspended Trevor Phillips, former head of the country’s Equality and Human Rights Commission, for Islamophobia as the commission investigates the party for anti-Semitism.
Phillips, 66, is a veteran anti-racism campaigner and Labour member, but also has a track record of controversial remarks about Muslims.
Having been suspended, he will now be investigated by the party and possibly expelled.
A party spokeswoman said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints about Islamophobia extremely seriously and they are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures, and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.”
The decision was