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Updates on what has been happening in the past week including advice for know your rights and Schedule 7.

Contents

1. Intro
2. Vacancies
3. Alerts
4. Press Release
5. Campaigns
6. Briefings
7. Multimedia
8. IHRC in Media
9. Upcoming Events
10. Articles
11. Blog
12. Shop

1. Intro

Join IHRC and Sandew Hira in London or Birmingham this September. Following the success of last year’s course, IHRC is delighted to be holding more Decolonising the Mind courses led by Sandew Hira from the International Institute for Scientific Research in the Netherlands. As well as the Visionary Exhibition Launch and Author evening with Joe Glenton.

In the UK, the case of the Butcher of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, has reared its head again, with an invitation being extended to him to come to the UK.  Below we link to our report from 2003 on the horrors of the 2002 massacres.  Protest against invitation to Narendra Modi more information below in the upcoming events section.

We have released our Know Your Rights Leaflet for Schedule 7 and have introduced a new section to the website which compiles these guides for UK based citizens here. We also have a compilation of resources and links from IHRC in relation to the atrocities happening in Egypt. We have updates on the events in Egypt this week, first hand eye witness accounts

Please remember us in your duas, and consider giving us a donation by any of the methods below.  We rely on your contribution to enable us to support victims of hatred and violence.

The IHRC newsletter is here, and below you can find details on how to download it and distribute it. Other facets of IHRC’s work have been reported on including our hate crime monitoring activities and research in the UK and USA.

If you would like to donate you can:

Visit us on-line and donate here

Or call the IHRC office on +44 20 8904 4222 between 9am – 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm on Saturdays

Or download a copy of our latest newsletter and fill in one of the donation forms and return to us.

Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter @ihrc or on Youtube.

2. Vacancy

Vacancy for Casework support Officer and PA to the Chair

IHRC is looking for a part-time casework support officer to provide case-work and administrative support as well as day to day administration for the Chair of IHRC, deadline 25 August 2013.

3. Alerts

Know Your Rights: Schedule 7

A quick guide to your rights if you are stopped for questioning at any UK port.

You can read the full text of the Know Your RIghts Guide here or download the leaflet as a PDF here or at the end of the page. 

If you want hard copies of this leaflet please contact the Advocacy department advocacy@ihrc.org or call 020 8904 4222.

Alert: UK - What to do if stopped and questioned at any UK airport or other port

IHRC advice and guidance on what to do if stopped, detained or questioned by security services in UK.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has released a leaflet outlining travellers’ rights if stopped, detained or questioned by security services while travelling or at any UK port under Schedules 7 and 8 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

Help IHRC – Become a Newsletter Distributor

From just a few copies to a few thousand, help get IHRC’s message heard

Free Advice Surgeries - London, UK

Islamic Human Rights Commission offers free weekly Information and Advice surgeries every Wednesday. Our professional caseworkers can provide people with information and advice on a whole range of issues.

Our service is confidential, independent and free.

4. Press Releases

Press Release - Miranda is just the tip of the iceberg; call for an independent investigation– Schedule 7

Schedule 7 - should be investigated for its misuse.

The detention of David Miranda is just a series in a long line of people that have been abused by what is called Schedule 7.  IHRC has long campaigned against this legislation.  Muslims are routinely stopped at airports, held, questioned, intimidated and scared into giving information to security personnel with threats of imprisonment if they refuse to answer.

Press Release: UK – Launch of Know your Rights Info: What to do if stopped and questioned at any UK airport or other port

IHRC know your rights and what to do if stopped, detained or questioned by security services in UK.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has released a leaflet outlining travellers’ rights if stopped, detained or questioned by security services while travelling or at any UK port under Schedules 7 and 8 of the Terrorism Act 2000

5. Campaigns

Know Your Rights: Schedule 7 Resources

A compilation of resources and links from IHRC in relation to the Schedule 7 and know your rights.

Egypt coup resources

A compilation of resources and links from IHRC in relation to the atrocities happening in Egypt.

6. Briefings

Is Islamophobia a form of racism

Is Islamophobia a form of racism: from the History of Al-Andalus to Fanon’s Zone of Being and Zone of Non Being.

Professor Ramon Grosfoguel, one of the leading de-colonial thinkers and academics of the contemporary world, is an associate professor in the Ethics Study Department of the University of California, Berkley. He has been instrumental in setting up de-colonial projects around the world.

British Muslims – ‘The Suspect Community’?

Louise de Menthon looks at the problems of Channel

7. Multimedia

Eye witness account of massacre in Egypt

IHRC's head of research Arzu Merali speaks to Sara in Egypt about her experience of the massacre that took place. In a moving account Sara explains how she was shot by birdshot, and how the military cleared a hospital executing people in their wake.

8. IHRC in Media

Widespread condemnation of Egypt crackdown

Call to stop the 'massacre' and coup in Egypt.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned yesterday's violence in Egypt and called on authorities to exercise restraint.

Detention of David Miranda is just the tip of the iceberg

Schedule 7 - IHRC campaign against legislation; also advice on know your rights.

The detention of David Miranda is just a series in a long line of people that have been abused by Schedule 7, says a Human rights organisation.

The IHRC (Islamic Human Rights Commission) says it has long campaigned against this legislation.

The Miranda detention: Labour turns the heat on Boris Johnson

The question of who knew what and when over the detention of David Miranda grows ever more curious. We know the Americans, PM Dave and deputy PM Nick Clegg were in on the wheeze – indeed, Dave seems pretty gung-ho about the affair. Maybe he'd like a bit of the laptop we smashed up at GCHQ's behest as a keepsake. But as we mentioned on Wednesday, there hasn't been much word from the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who has strategic responsibility for the Met via the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime.

9. Upcoming Events

Author evening with Joe Glenton

Watch LIVE on www.ihrc.tv. Wednesday 28th August 2013, 6.45pm
IHRC will be hosting an evening with the British soldier who refused to serve in Afghanistan, talking about his book 'Soldier Box’ (published June 2013) at the IHRC Bookshop in Wembley, London.
The event will be broadcast live at 6.45pm (GMT +1) on www.ihrc.tv and you can participate by sending your questions via Twitter @ihrc, email media@ihrc.org and via our Facebook page.

A demonstration by One London Against Hate against the racist vans. Anti-racist convoy: One London Against Hate

Sunday 1 September 2013 - 12 noon

Departing Tower Hamlets and travelling through London.

Barry Gardiner: Withdraw your invitation to the 'butcher of Gujarat'!-PROTEST

Protest against invitation to Narendra Modi 

Monday 9 September 2013, 11:30 AM - 1 PM, at Barry Gardiner MP’s surgery, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ

Visionary Awakening
IHRC is delighted to host visionary photographer and artist Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al-Lail’s work at its gallery in Wembley, northwest London. Jamal al-Lail is a First class graduate in Photography (BA) from the University of Westminster. 
Exhibition Launch Wednesday 18 September 2013, 7pm – 9pm
If you would like to attend the exhibition launch please contact events@ihrc.org.  Space is limited so please book early.

Decolonising the Mind - Training Course 

Join IHRC and Sandew Hira in London or Birmingham this September. Following the success of last year’s course, IHRC is delighted to be holding more Decolonising the Mind courses led by Sandew Hira from the International Institute for Scientific Research in the Netherlands. 

8. Articles

Eye witness account on Egypt's events

Below is an eye witness account of the current situation in Egypt.

Umm Raef is one of my teachers who had gone home to Egypt for an extended visit. She was due to return to Maryland after Ramadan, but she hasn't returned yet. This eye-witness report is from Eman, Um Raef's daughter.

Names of those killed at Abu Zabaal

List of the martyrs killed in the Abu Zaabal massacre.

9. Blog

August 19, 1953

Moosa Arendt ruminates on the notorious coup.

10. Shop

New In

This month marks the 66th anniversary of the conflict in Kashmir. The status of Kashmir has long been contested between India and Pakistan, but there have been no concrete negotiations. Take a look at some of our new titles on Kashmir.

"The Heart of Kashmir" by Kash Gabriele Torsello is an excellent depiction of the daily lives of ordinary civilians.   http://shop.ihrc.org/the-heart-of-kashmir-kash-gabriele-torsello

In  "A Divine Destruction"  journalist Aamir Ghauri and photographer Sohail Anjum tell the unfinished story of the Kashmir earthquake. A simple message conveyed through powerful photographs; life goes on. http://shop.ihrc.org/a-divine-destruction-aamir-ghauri-photographs-sohail-anjum

"Danger in Kashmir" by Josef Korbel is a very concise summary of the unresolved conflict. A good book for anyone who is new to this topic. http://shop.ihrc.org/dnager-in-kashmir-josef-korbel

"Kashmir: A Window on Suffering Humanity" is a compilation of art work by young children in solidarity with the people of Kashmir. http://shop.ihrc.org/kashmir-a-window-on-suffering-humanity

"Kashmir: Paradise Lost"  by Martin A. Sugarman takes us on a beautiful photographic journey through this troubled land.  http://shop.ihrc.org/kashmir-paradise-lost-martin-a-sugarman

"Mass Resistance in Kashmir" by Tahir Amin seeks to address the origins, evolution and nature of the mass movements in Kashmir. Amin also talks about the dispute and its background in considerable depth. http://shop.ihrc.org/mass-resistance-in-kashmir-tahir-amin

Other titles that may be of interest to you:

"Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat"  by Victor Figueroa Clark is now available to buy in-store and online. This is a political biography of one of the 20th century’s most emblematic left-wing figures - Salvador Allende, who was president of Chile until he was ousted by General Pinochet in a US-supported coup in 1973. http://shop.ihrc.org/salvador-allende-revolutionary-democrat-victor-figueroa-clark

Check out our online shop for many more books http://shop.ihrc.org/books

Twitter @ihrcbookshop

Don't be a Silent Victim

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