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IHRC targetted by cyber-terrorists; IHRC recognised by United Nations; UK events; \'Free Palestine\' T-Shirt available.

Islamic Human Rights Commission

20 November 2002

PALESTINE CAMPAIGN UPDATE: IHRC targetted by cyber-terrorists & recognised by United Nations

1. IHRC unsuccessfully targetted by cyber-terrorists
2. United Nations Accredits IHRC to Palestinian Division
3. UK Event: \'Human Rights Issues In Palestine\' lecture at Ar-Rum, London
4. UK Event: Annual Al-Quds Day March, London, UK, December 1, 2002
5. 'Free Palestine' T-Shirt available to buy.

1. IHRC unsuccessfully targetted by cyber-terrorists

As with other active anti-Zionist organisations and campaigners, IHRC has recently been targeted by cyber-terrorists hell-bent on wrecking our email and internet system.

Since the launch of our report entitled 'Muslim Profiling: Questions Regarding the Policing of the Pro-Israeli Rally and the Counter-demonstration of May 5, 2002' in September, IHRC has:

(i) been inundated with spam emails in their thousands containing obscene, racist, Islamophobic and other offensive material;
(ii) had its mailing list (unsuccessfully) targetted by false subscription requests in their thousands;
(iii) had email addresses of its officers forged and false email messages sent out in their hundreds of thousands claiming to be from IHRC.

Whilst investigations are underway, we are pleased to say that whilst these actions have been annoying and show a new level of hatred against our work, IHRC's internet and email security has not been adversely affected or compromised.

As yet the culprits of these actions are unidentified, but IHRC notes that these actions follow-on a recent series of similar attacks on other anti-Zionist organisations.

IHRC has taken some precautionary security measures with regard to the mailing list. Subscriptions since August 2002 have been deleted. If you wish to re-subscribe please follow the instructions at the end of the email.

'Muslim Profiling: Questions Regarding the Policing of the Pro-Israeli Rally and the Counter-demonstration of May 5, 2002' can be downloaded in PDF format from our website at:

2. United Nations Accredits IHRC to Palestinian Division

IHRC has been accredited to the United Nations Division on Palestinian Rights. IHRC thanks all the supporters and campaigners whose activism on Palestine has helped us achieve this. Insha Allah the work of all those dedicated to the cause of justice in Palestine can now be heard at a new level.

3. UK Event: \'Human Rights Issues In Palestine\' lecture at Ar-Rum, London

IHRC Chairman, Massoud Shadjareh will be talking about human rights in Palestine with Dr. Azzam Tamimi. The Lecture will be presented by Dr.Azam Tamimi and Masoud Shadjareh. The talk will focus on the roots of the conflict and its impact on the Palestinian people with emphasis on how to explain and promote the plight of the Palestinians to the public in Britain. By creating an arena of awareness and building a framework of understanding our speakers hope to bring a fresh insight into the Middle-Eastern conflict.

Date: Wednesday 20th November 2002.
Time: 7pm
Cost: £5

Please contact:
Sophia Kamlin
Events & Marketing Assistant
ArRum Ltd
44-48 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1M 5PS
t: 020 7490 8999
f: 020 7490 0555

4. UK Event: Annual Al-Quds Day March, London, UK, December 1, 2002

March Against Israeli Oppression.

This march is a show of solidarity with the oppressed world-wide, symbolised by the oppression of the Palestinian nation. This march has taken place in various cities around the world on an annual basis for the last two decades. It is a Muslim led initiative open to all. Its roots are in the Islamic concept of standing up for the rights of those deprived, and takes place at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

This year the London march will take place on Sunday 1st December 2002. Marchers should gather at 12 noon at Hyde Park (Marble Arch) to march at 1 pm to Trafalgar Square. Rally on arrival at approximately 2.30 p.m.

Coaches from various UK cities are being arranged, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

For more information please email: or call 020 8902 0888.

Organised by the Justice for Palestine Committee

The Justice for Palestine Committee is a coalition consisting of the Islamic Centre of England, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Return Centre, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Lebanese Community Association, Association of Muslim Ulama in Europe, United Islamic Students' Association and Innovative Minds.

5. Free Palestine T-Shirt now available

IHRC's 'Free Palestine' T-Shirt is now available to buy. They are available in 2 sizes L and XL. Both cost £7 each (including postage and packaging). They make an excellent Eid present for anyone. The front design can be viewed at:

The back reads: \'The World Stopped Nazism, The World Stopped Apartheid, The World Must Stop Zionism.\'

If you want to order from outside the UK please email us: stating where you are based so we can advise you of the costs.

All money raised from the sale of T-shirts will go towards IHRC's further campaign work.

May Allah s.w.t. reward all your efforts. Ameen.

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