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Eid Mubarak and What's new @ www.ihrc.org.uk?

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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20th January 2005

Eid Mubarak and What's new @ www.ihrc.org.uk?

1. Briefings and reports
2. Campaigns
3. Events
4. Jobs at IHRC
5. Articles


Salamun alaykum,

IHRC would like to wish all a happy and prosperous Eid ul-Adha. We would like to apologise for the continued difficulties with our website which we are endeavouring to resolve. Below are some of the highlights of the last few months, as well as notices for two part-time positions at IHRC.


Reports & Briefings

As a result of the technical difficulties with the website not all of IHRC's recent reports have been uploaded. The following ARE available for download.

Please visit our report page:
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/section.php?section=4&page=1

and our briefings page:
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/section.php?section=6&page=1

Reports
Social Discrimination: Across the Muslim Divide
16 December 2004
Summary of the second report in the British Muslims\' Expectations of the Government Series.

Dual Citizenship: British, Islamic or Both? — Obligation, Recognition, Respect and Belonging
17 November 2004
Summary of the first report in the British Muslims\' Expectations of the Government series.

IHRC Annual Newsletter 2004 - 2005
04 October 2004
Read a round-up of some of IHRC\'s activities in this PDF version of its newsletter.

Submission to the Home Office in response to Discussion Paper, “Counter-terrorism powers: Reconciling Security and Liberty in an Open Society”
16 September 2004
Submission made to the British Home Office.

Briefing
BRIEFING: A brief introduction to the Malay Kingdom of Patani
21 December 2004
An introduction into the history of Patani (now in Southern Thailand), over viewing the context for the current crisis in the region.

BRIEFING: AUSTRALIA – DEEP CONCERNS OVER GOVERNMENT WHITE PAPER ON COUNTER-TERRORISM POLICY
04 August 2004
On 29 March 2004 Australian prime minister John Howard announced plans to prepare a white paper on terrorism. This briefing looks at some key areas of concern.


Campaigns

Post Tsunami concerns and details of local Aid agencies
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=1363
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=1364
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=1348

Campaign Letter: Protest British complicity in Fallujah crimes
19 November 2004
IHRC has produced a model letter for campaigners to send to the British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to protest British complicity in the crimes being perpetrated in Fallujah.


Protest Letter Regarding Extradition Request for Babar Ahmed
07 August 2004
Protest to British Home Secretary regarding the extradition request for Babar Ahmed

3. Events

IHRC UK Event: An Audience with Nur ul-Mustafa
06 February 2005
Accalimed Tavashih singers Nur ul-Mustafa will be performing live in Southampton\'s Medina Mosque in aid of IHRC. Tickets are £5 per adult and £2.50 per child. This includes dinner.

Programme includes a talk, stalls and dinner as well as the main performance of nasheed

Venue: MEDINA MOSQUE, Compton Walk,(off St Mary\'s Rd), Southampton, SO14 0BH
Time: 1.30 – 5 pm, Sunday, 6th February 2005

Please call 020 8904 4222 to book tickets in advance by credit / debit card.

Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children

FOSIS Ireland: \'End the Occupation\' Conference
21st and 22nd March 2005, Dublin
In association with IHRC, HAI, FOA and the University College of Dublin Islamic Society, FOSIS Ireland is organising a two-day conference on 21st-22nd March 2005. Speakers include Ilan Pappe, Azzam Tamimi, Danny Morrisson and Massoud Shadjareh


4. Jobs at IHRC

(i) Part-time, Short Term Vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)
(ii) Part-time Vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)


(i) Part-time, Short Term Vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)
Case-work support / General Administrative worker, 3 days a week
Three months starting April 2005
£12,000 pro rata

IHRC is looking for a part-time worker to provide case-work and administrative support. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking experience within a civil society organisation that deals with domestic advocacy and international campaigning.

Applicants should be computer literate, and some experience of case-work is desirable but not essential. Applicants should provide at least two personal references and a CV, with a covering letter briefly outlining why they want to work for IHRC.

Applications must be received by 5 pm Friday, 4th March, and must be available for interviews for short-listed candidates on either 10th or 11th March, and if accepted, training in the week beginning 14th March.

IHRC hours are 10 am – 6 pm, and our offices are based in Wembley, London. Some work during unsociable hours may be required.

Job description

Provide case-work support to the volunteer advisors
Undertake basic case-work administration
Provide campaign support including writing of alerts and other campaign material
Undertaking some general administrative work



(ii) Part-time Vacancy at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)
General Administrative worker / Researcher, 2 - 3 days a week
Three months starting March 2005
£12,000 pro rata

IHRC is looking for a part-time worker to provide administrative and some research support for its project British Muslims' Expectations of the Government. This project was lunched in the summer of 2004 and its first two reports were launched at the House of Lords in December.

Applicants should be computer literate, and a background in social science is highly desirable. Applicants should be conversant with the aims and work of the BMEG project and IHRC. A knowledge of (a) community language(s) is desirable but not essential. Applicants should provide at least two personal references and one academic or appropriate professional reference and a CV, with a covering letter briefly outlining why they want to work for IHRC and this project in particular.

Applications must be received by 5 pm Friday, 11th February, and must be available for interviews for short-listed candidates on Wednesday 16th February.

IHRC hours are 10 am – 6 pm, and our offices are based in Wembley, London. Some work during unsociable hours may be required.

Job description

Providing administrative support to the BMEG managers and researchers
Undertaking basic collation and other research related tasks
Helping to co-ordinate parts of the project and ensuring smooth communication between team members
Undertaking some general administrative work for IHRC

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH


T 020 8904 4222
F 020 8904 5183
E info@ihrc.org
W www.ihrc.org.uk







Articles

The following articles are available from our articles' page at:
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/section.php?section=5&page=1

for IHRC's press releases, please visit:
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/section.php?section=2&page=1

THE PILGRIMAGE TO MAKKAH: MAlcolm X\'s letter from Hajj
This enduring epistle from Hajj by an inspirational leader.

Europe\'s identity crisis
10 January 2005
A growing Muslim minority is challenging Europe\'s view of itself

Boy to Be Sentenced for Horrific Race-Hate Attack
06 January 2005
A schoolboy will be sentenced today after leaving a university graduate blind and bedridden for life

CASUALTIES OF THE WAR IN ACEH
06 January 2005
Dressed in a black-and-white head scarf and a pink, embroidered shirt, Nuraini immediately strikes one as a gentle soul. Her soft speech and mild mannerisms confirm the impression.

British Muslims Welcome Arrest of Extremist BNP Leader
01 January 2005
British Muslims warmly welcomed Tuesday, December 14, the arrest of the leader of the extremist British National Party (BNP), saying the move is long overdue.

UK won\'t release terror suspects
17 December 2004
THE British Government will not free nine foreign terror suspects imprisoned without trial, despite a ruling by the nation\'s highest court that such detentions breach human rights laws.

British Muslims feel discrimination:
17 December 2004
The number of British Muslims experiencing discrimination has risen alarmingly in the past four years with white British Muslims bearing the brunt, new research released reveals.

Sack Moore, angry Muslims tell Telegraph
14 December 2004
The Daily Telegraph columnist Charles Moore was criticised by Muslim organisations yesterday for an article which began by asking if the prophet Muhammad was a paedophile.

Report finds no contradiction in being British and Muslim
07 December 2004
A new report published by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, based on a survey of more than 1,000 British Muslims, has found that there is little or no trade-off between being a good British citizen and having Islamic values.

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Holy Qur'an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

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