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PRESS RELEASE: UK – IHRC welcomes the decision to convict Alex Wiens to life imprisonment

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"We hope that the case of Marwa will alert Europe to the growing threat of Islamophobia." Massoud Shadjareh

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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11 November 2009

PRESS RELEASE: UK – IHRC welcomes the decision to convict Alex Wiens to life imprisonment

Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) welcomes the decision to convict Alex Wiens to life imprisonment. Alex smuggled a knife into a German court and stabbed Marwa Sherbini to death in front of her 3 year old son Mustapha in July this year.

IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh stated:

“We hope that the case of Marwa will alert Europe to the growing threat of Islamophobia. The political discourse cannot be shaped by pandering to the far-right and xenophobes of all stripes.  We urge Europe to look at why there is an increasing danger to Muslims and consider the consequences of inaction to this lethal threat.”

For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44)798522196, email: info@ihrc.org.[ENDS]

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org

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