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PRESS RELEASE: Winners of the Islamophobia Awards 2006

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EMBARGOED UNTIL 18.30, DECEMBER 09, 2006

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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08 December 2006

PRESS RELEASE: Winners of the Islamophobia Awards 2006

EMBARGOED UNTIL 18.30, DECEMBER 09, 2006


The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) announces with sadness but not surprise the winners of this year\'s Islamophobia Awards. The spoof awards are the result of ordinary people world-wide nominating and then voting for a list of people by region whom they believe to be the worst perpetrators of Islamophobia in the previous year.

(Winners embargoed until 1830, 9 December 2006)

December 8, shortlist without embargo

Based purely on their (lack of) popularity the shortlist and winners for each category are:

Africa and the Middle East

Ehud Olmert; King Abdullah of Jordan; King Mohammed VI of Morocco; Meles Zenawi (Ethiopia\'s Prime Minister)

Winner: Ehud Olmert

Americas

Coalition of Pro-Israel Hollywood Stars; Condoleezza Rice; Daniel Pipes; George W Bush

Winner: Daniel Pipes

Asia and Australasia

General Musharraf; Islam Karimov; John Howard; Sri Lankan Government and Tamil Tigers.

Winner: John Howard

Europe and Russia

Ayan Hirsi; French Government; Jose Maria Aznar;Vladimir Putin

Winner: Ayan Hirsi

UK

Ian Blair; Jack Straw; John Reid; Monarch Airlines; Tony Blair

Winner:Jack Straw

Special Award, Islamophobe of the Year: Condaleeza Rice


For more information or a full press pack, outlining the reasons for the nominations and the background to the awards, call the Press Officer on (44) 20 8904 4222 or (44) 7903 053 362[ENDS]

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

T (+44) 20 904 4222
F (+44) 20 8904 5183
E info@ihrc.org
W www.ihrc.org.uk




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