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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. Multimedia
7. Shop 

1. Intro

We would like to apologise for the gap in the weekly what's new, we have lots to cover and will continue to keep you posted with updates in the coming future.

Next year we are hosting and organising several events such as Genocide Memorial Day, a special screening of the new IHRC Film 'Zone of Non-Being: Guantanamo' and Islamophobia Awards. Keep checking back on our website for further updates and news on these events.

We have a promotional offer of 20% off Decolonising Education Pack – Back in Stock, hurry while stocks last. We will ship worldwide, and you can pay by credit or debit card or PAYPAL.

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.

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2. Press Releases

Press release: UK - Reaction to terrorism convictions should not scapegoat Muslims

IHRC concerned about knee jerk reactions. IHRC is concerned by some of the knee-jerk and tendentious reactions arising from the convictions of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last May by people claiming to be "soldiers of Allah". Politicians, pundits, the media and the anti-terrorism industry appear to be exploiting the public revulsion generated by the case to press for another government crackdown on the Muslim community. 

Forwarded Press Release: Promote Unity Among Muslims

Malaysian ruling party wants to amend constitution inserting the term Sunni after the word Islam as official religion. 

We regret the suggestion by the Deputy President of UMNO Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to amend the Federal Constitution to guarantee that the teaching of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah is the faith of Muslims in Malaysia and we appeal to him to reconsider it because it has serious implications on Muslim unity and Malaysia’s international commitments.

Press release: UK - FCO failure to represent British Muslims is norm rather than the exception

FCO failure to support Abbas Khan not unusual. IHRC finds entirely plausible the criticism being made of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that it failed to do enough to support and secure the release of British doctor Abbas Khan who died this week in Syrian custody.

Press Release: UK - New anti-extremism measures persecute Muslims

News reports this morning stating that the government is preparing to introduce a raft of further measures to tackle Islamic extremism represent a new attack on the British Muslim community and civil liberties.

Press release: Bangladeshi execution represents continued political witchhunt

Abdel Kader Mullah's hanging politically driven.  IHRC strongly condemns the execution last night of the Bangladeshi opposition leader Abdul Kader Mullah.

Press Release: UK - Theresa May should be ashamed of adopting Nazi policy

IHRC is dismayed by the UK Home Secretary's continued attempts to strip a UK national of his citizenship despite having already had the decision overturned by the Supreme Court.

3. Alerts

Decolonising Education Pack – Back in Stock

20% off, so hurry while stocks last. IHRC is happy to inform you that the Decolonising Education pack is now back in stock. The pack is being sold at a 20% discount than if the items were bought individually. We will ship worldwide, and you can pay by credit or debit card or PAYPAL.

The Decolonising Education pack contains seven Citizens International Pamphlets and two books: Pedagogy of Indignation and Decolonising the University. It is a must buy for students, parents and teachers interested in deconstructing modern schooling and educational institutions and reconstructing ways of learning and education that are dedicated to liberation both socially and politically.

Alert: Myanmar / UN - Appeal against choice of Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to head anti-discrimination campaign

UNAIDS appoints Aung San Suu Kyi as Zero Discrimination Global Advocate

#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

Genocide Memorial Day 2014

Join us in the hall or on-line for GMD. 

Date: Sunday 19th January 2014
Time: 14:30pm – 19:30
Venue: University College London, Cruciform Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Streamed live on www.ihrc.tv  This year, simultaneous events will be taking place in Paris and Amsterdam.

Exclusive Screening and Q&A: Zone of Non-Being: Guantanamo

8 January 2014 @ IHRC, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA, UK. A film written and directed by Turab Shah and produced by Islamic Human Rights Commission. IHRC will be holding an exclusive screening at the IHRC Bookshop and Gallery of a director’s cut of this important new documentary produced by IHRC, followed by a Q & A session with the producers, activists and authors working on issues related to the content of the film.

Join us for the one off event starting at 6.45pm, or watch the Q&A session live from 8pm GMT on Wednesday 8 January on www.ihrc.tv.  If you want to attend the screening, please emailevents@ihrc.org to confirm your place.

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

NB: This is not our event, we are promoting it. Organised by Dialogo Global

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

Summer School on Black Europe Program 2014

Now accepting applications! 

NB: This is not our event, we are promoting it.

June 23 - July 4, 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Now in its 7th year, the overall goal of this intensive two week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies of European countries to discuss the origins of Black Europe and investigate the impact of these legacies on policies and legislation today. 

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.

6. Multimedia

AUDIO: Cartographies of Power

A seminar with Professor Ramon Grosfoguel. Listen to the seminar on Cartographies of Power as part of the series of events at IHRC with Professor Grosfoguel, a leading scholar of decoloniality, who joined us on 9 December 2013.

Listen to his seminar here.  A video of his second event 'Decolonising Post-colonial Studies and Paradigms of Political Economy' will be available shortly.

Zone of Non-Being: Guantanamo 

Images from the upcoming IHRC Film in 2014 by Turab Shah. 

7. Shop

Decolonising Education Pack – Back in Stock

20% off, so hurry while stocks last. IHRC is happy to inform you that the Decolonising Education pack is now back in stock. The pack is being sold at a 20% discount than if the items were bought individually. We will ship worldwide, and you can pay by credit or debit card or PAYPAL.

The Decolonising Education pack contains seven Citizens International Pamphlets and two books: Pedagogy of Indignation and Decolonising the University. It is a must buy for students, parents and teachers interested in deconstructing modern schooling and educational institutions and reconstructing ways of learning and education that are dedicated to liberation both socially and politically.

Titles included in the pack:

  •  White Studies: The Intellectual Imperialism of Higher Education by Ward Churchill
  • Redefining Education: Why we must disestablish school by Ivan Illich
  • Digital Diploma Mills by David F. Noble
  • Exorcising Anthropology’s Demons by Frederique Apfell-Marglin& Margaret Bruchac
  • The De-Westernization of Knowledge by Naquib al-Attas
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
  • Ending Academic Imperialism…a beginning by C K Raju
  • Decolonising the University: The Emerging Quest for Non-Eurocentric Paradigm edited by Claude Alvares & Shad Saleem Faruqi
  • Pedagogy of Indignation by Paulo Freire 

To buy the pack online follow this link http://shop.ihrc.org/decolonising-education-pack

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

Twitter @ihrcbookshop

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