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Islamic Human Rights Commission

1st December 2006

What’s new at www.ihrc.org.uk?

The new ‘Know Your Rights” leaflets are out and you can also read our material on the recent successes of IHRC’s contribution in the freeing of a Mirza Tahir Hussain from death row in Pakistan.

Press Releases


Alert: New Updated ‘Know Your Rights’ Leaflets are Now Available to Order
30 November 2006
In light of the ever-increasing focus upon the Muslim community in Britain, IHRC, in conjunction with Arani Solicitors, has published new and updated Know Your Rights Leaflets.

Alert: Prominent Muslim Scholar Imam Anwar al-Awlaki Detained in Yemen
28 November 2006
A prominent Muslim scholar who has been detained incommunicado for the past two months in Yemen and may face torture or ill treatment in custody. Sample letters are pasted below.

Action Alert: Appeal for Immediate Release of British Resident Detained in Spain
24 November 2006
IHRC is calling on all campaigners to contact the Foreign Office and the
Spanish Embassy to urge for the immediate release of Mohamed Fashi.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Mirza Tahir Hussain’s Death Sentence Commuted
16 November 2006
IHRC welcomes news of the commutation of the Mirza Tahir Hussain\\\\\’s death sentence on humanitarian grounds.

Alert: Contact Moroccan Airlines to Reverse Muslim Prayer Ban
09 November 2006
IHRC urges the reversal of a recently introduced ban on Muslim staff at Royal Air Maroc from praying during work hours.

Press Release

Press Release: Extradition Decision could Legitimize Torture of British Citizens
30 November 2006
The Islamic Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about the ramifications of today’s High Court decision to extradite British citizens Babar Ahmad and Harun Rashid Aswat to the US.

Press Release: IHRC Statement in Response to British Airway’s Decision to Ban an Employee from Wearing the Cross Openly
21 November 2006
In response to the news that British Airways has banned one of it’s employees, Nadia Eweida, from wearing a cross openly at work, IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh states:

Press Release: IHRC welcomes commutation of Mirza Tahir Hussain’s death sentence and calls for immediate release.
16 November 2006
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) welcomes reports today that Mirza Tahir Hussain’s death sentence has been commuted to a life sentence. IHRC however urges that Mirza is now immediately released and returned to Britain.


How Should Muslims Respond
08 December 2006
The emerging pan-european Islamophobic hysteria:


Death row man\\\\\’s \\\\\’nightmare ends\\\\\’
16 November 2006
The family of a British man whose death sentence in Pakistan has been commuted to life imprisonment say they hope he will be returned to Britain soon.

Woman loses fight to wear cross
20 November 2006
A British Airways (BA) employee has lost her fight to openly wear a cross necklace at work at Heathrow.

NATO Urged to Plan Afghanistan Exit Strategy as Violence Soars
27 November 2006
NATO\\\\\’s fragile unity over Afghanistan has begun to crack ahead of an important summit – with one public call to discuss an exit strategy from the Allied forces\\\\\’ bloody confrontation with the Taliban.

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“And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah
and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of)
those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people
are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee
a helper.”

Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

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