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Updates on what has been happening in the past week and upcoming events.

Contents

1. Intro
2. Press Releases
3. Alerts
4. Upcoming Events
5. Campaigns
6. Briefing
7. Comment
8. Multimedia
9. IHRC in media
10. Shop 

1. Intro

Hope you can join us with Mark Gonzales this coming Monday and Professor Ramon Grosfoguel in December. 

We are also hosting a year long counter-racist course in London in partnership with the Assata-Tupac Liberation School and SOAS2, and teaming up on other events across the next year.  We are also in preparation for the 2014 Genocide Memorial Day and the return of the Islamophobia Awards in February next year.  So watch this space for more news on these events.

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.

We cannot do any of this without your support.  Please consider donating even a small regular amount to us on a monthly basis by downloading our newsletter and filling in and returning a standing order form by visiting 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 channel IHRCtv.

2. Press Releases

Press Release: Egypt - Istanbul to host Egyptian crisis meeting

UJN facilitates meeting with IHRC in UK and Malaysia, Citizens International.

Istanbul is to play host to an important gathering to discuss and suggest ways out of the political crisis in Egypt.

Press Release: Pakistani leaders sign historic anti-sectarianism declaration

Muslim scholars from Pakistan have signed a historic agreement condemning sectarianism and vowing to remove it as a cause of conflict in the violence-stricken country.

Meeting in the Turkish seaside resort of Bodrum the scholars, who represent all of Pakistan's major Islamic sects and tendencies, agreed to come together to tackle religious intolerance in the interests of Muslim unity.

Press release: Indonesia accused of crime against humanity

IHRC requests ICC to investigate humanitarian crimes in Indonesia; The Islamic Human Rights Commission has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate a possible crime against humanity in the Indonesian province of East Java.

The complaint relates to a sectarian attack that took place on 26 August, 2011, in which a Sunni mob attacked Shia residents and their properties in the villages of Nangkernang and Blu’uran, located in the Sampang regency of East Java.

3. Alerts

#visionaryawakening Exhibition @ihrc

#visionaryawakening Exhibition @ihrc from 19 September 2013 to 18 February 2014 drop by if you are in the area. IHRC is delighted to host visionary photographer and artist Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al-Lail’s work at its gallery in Wembley, northwest London.

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. Upcoming Events

Mark Gonzales: Poetic Secrets to Surviving the Idiots

A one night only event, Monday 4 November 2013

Join IHRC on Monday 4 November at 7pm to listen and share with Mark Gonzales. This one night only event is for all you whose head hurts from the amount of bigotry & stupidity that is being circulated in every day conversation.

Decolonizing Postcolonial Studies and the Paradigms of Political-Economy

Evening with Ramon Grosfoguel on the current academic paradigms from a decolonial perspective. Ramón Grosfoguel: Decolonizing Postcolonial Studies and the Paradigms of Political-Economy

Tuesday 10 December 2013, 6.45pm - 8.45pm (GMT) at the IHRC Bookshop & Gallery

COURSE: Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival

Faculty includes Tariq Ramadan, Ramon Grosfoguel-Salman Sayyid, Houria Bouteldja and IHRC's Arzu Merali.

The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues (Granada, Spain) http://www.dialogoglobal.com/granada is now accepting applications for the 2014 two-week summer institute, Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation and Islamic Revival. Moreover, as a strong commitment to a vision of Critical Muslim Studies there are two symposiums organized inside the summer school every year: one on Islamic Feminism led by Asma Lamrabet (Directrice du Centre des Etudes Féminines en Islam au sein de la Rabita Mohammadia des ulémas du Maroc:http://www.annisae.ma/ ) and the other on Radical Muslim Reform led by Tariq Ramadan (Director of The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) in Qatar: http://cilecenter.org/ ). 

Intifada Street: Revolutionary Arts

Coming to IHRC in 2014

Artist Mohammad Hamza joins us at the IHRC Gallery in Wembley, North West London in March 2014 to showcase his revolutionary arts. Watch this space for more information in the coming weeks.

As well as; Genocide Memorial Day, Sunday 19 January in London and other European cities and Islamophobia Awards, 14 February 2014

5. Campaigns

UJN Pakistan Unity Declaration 1434

Full set of resources available of this historic meeting.

Islamic Human Rights Commission and Citizens International as joint secretariats of Universal Justice Network brough together Muslim scholars and leaders from Pakistan to work on unity issues. At the end o fthe two day closed meeting the group signed a historic agreement condemning sectarianism, vowing to remove it as a cause of conflict in the violence-stricken country.

Know Your Rights: Schedule 7 Resources

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

6. Briefing

UJN Pakistan Unity Declaration

UJN Pakistan Unity Declaration 1434 condemning sectarianism.

7. Comment

The souls of Muslim folk

The author uses double consciousness theory in an attempt to understand problems in the contemporary Muslim world.

In his book The Souls of Black Folk, a powerful analysis of racism's effects on African Americans and a critique of US society, W E B Du Bois theorised on the concept of "double consciousness": the self-measuring and regulating mechanism that causes African Americans to "look at one's self through the eyes of others", denying them the ability "to attain self-conscious manhood" and "merge his double self into a better and truer self".

8. Multimedia

Signed on 23 Dhul Hijjah 1434 / 28 October 2013, in Bodrum, Turkey

Pakistani leaders sign historic anti-sectarianism declaration - Videos

Meeting convened by the Universal Justice Network

Meeting in the Turkish seaside resort of Bodrum the scholars, who represent all of Pakistan's major Islamic sects and tendencies, agreed to come together to tackle religious intolerance in the interests of Muslim unity.

9. IHRC in media

London police taken to court over discrimination

London Metropolitan police taken to court over failure to address complaints of discrimination against Muslims under counter-terrorism legislation 

UK’s MI5 seeking to justify foreign military intervention: Campaigner

An anti-war activist has accused Britain's domestic spying apparatus MI5 of seeking to justify the country’s future interventions into foreign states under the pretext of the so-called war on terror.

‘Shias, Sunnis must fight Takfirism’

Press TV has conducted an interview with Massoud Shadjareh, with the Islamic Human Rights Commission, from London, to discuss the Muslim ritual of Hajj.

Pakistani leaders sign historic anti-sectarianism declaration

Muslim scholars from Pakistan have signed a historic agreement condemning sectarianism and vowing to remove it as a cause of conflict in the violence-stricken country.

Al-Madinah School Set For Special Measures

A Muslim free school is set to be put into special measures after a damning report called it "dysfunctional" and "inadequate".

Watchdog Ofsted condemned the running of the Al-Madinah school in Derby, which has already been threatened with closure by the Government.

10. Shop

Dr Hany el Banna: A Servant to the Worlds Poorest People: Having moved to the UK from Egypt as a young doctor to continue his studies, this story charts Dr Hany El Banna's steps from fundraising on the streets of Birmingham to being the president of a global humanitarian relief organisation. From underground tunnels in war-torn Bosnia to the tsunami ravished villages of Indonesia, find out what drove Dr El Banna to people in need. The story of his efforts to establish Islamic Relief around the world, is at once a warm, inspiring and occasionally eccentric tale of humanity.

The Brave Boy: Stories from the childhood and youth of the great caliph and companion Sayedena Ali. Full-colour illustrations. Pages: 36, Age: 8+ 
Love your brother love your neighbour: Six inspiring accounts, based on true stories, that demonstrate the value of love, sacrifice, respect, charity, compassion and kindness to all people. Pages: 32, Age: 8+
History and the Theology of Liberation by Enrique Dussel: Situating Latin American Christendom within world cultures, Dussel traces the development of Latin American Christianity from its origins up to the present day. He discusses a theology based on the authentic self-understanding of a dependent people and argues that it will be different from the theology of the regnant North Atlantic academies. It will be a a theology of the slave rather than of the Pharaoh. 
America's Deadliest Export: Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else / William Blum: Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honourable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book, William Blum, a leading dissident chronicler of US foreign policy argues that nothing could be further from the truth. 

Check out our online shop for books and what we currently have in stock. 

Twitter @ihrcbookshop

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