It may not have gone unnoticed to some but the word ‘Islamophobia’ been stricken from the Conservative Party language.

In interviews and responses to questions the word ‘Islamophobia’ has been replaced with the term ‘Anti-Muslim hatred’.

Most noticeable was the response by Sajid Javid speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. 

When asked about concerns about Islamophobia Mr Javid responded by saying, "Yes, there will be an inquiry into anti-Muslim hatred, absolutely."

Why not use the word ‘Islamophobia’? It wasn’t exactly so tough was it? It is what we were talking about wasn’t it?

In fact that is something new for Mr Javid. He quoted in the past as saying he would rather not use the word Islamophobia and tends to use Anti-Muslim hatred.

But what about everyone else?

Here, is the response to the Guardian Investigation which revealed that 25 sitting and former Conservative councillors have been exposed for posting Islamophobic and racist material on social media.

In a statement, the party said, "The swift action we take on not just anti-Muslim discrimination, but discrimination of any kind is testament to the seriousness with which we take such issues.

"The Conservative Party will never stand by when it comes to prejudice and discrimination of any kind.

"That's why we are already establishing the terms of an investigation to make sure that such instances are isolated and robust processes are in place to stamp them out as and when they occur."

Again, the word Islamophobic is nowhere to be seen. It almost seems that a party wide dictate has asked everyone to avoid using it.

Today another Conservative Councillor was suspended.

Malcolm Griffiths, who represents Hutton on Redcar and Cleveland Council, on Teesside, is alleged to have shared, commented on and liked Islamophobic content on social media.

A statement from Conservative Party to the BBC read, "The swift action we take on not just anti-Muslim discrimination but discrimination of any kind is testament to the seriousness with which we take such issues."

Anti-Muslim discrimination? Not Islamophobia then?

The only Conservative person using the word Islamophobia in abundance is Baroness Sayeeda Warsi who has again spoken out about her concerns that the party is not doing enough to tackle prejudice within her party.

Michael Gove though didn’t seem to get the memo. He told BBC’s Today, “In terms I said we will have our own investigation, of course, into Islamophobia and prejudice.” 

Hooray, he used the word Islamophobia. So there is hope.