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Islamic Human Rights Commission

12th September 2006

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Press Releases


IMPORTANT EVENT: The Annual Al Quds Day March
09 October 2006
The Annual Al-Quds Day March is a time to reflect on the oppression of millions world-wide through the symbolism of Palestine.


Help IHRC this Ramadan: Become a Fundraiser
06 September 2006
Five ways to help IHRC raise the funds it needs.

Urgent Alert: Appeal for the Immediate Release of Yemeni Prisoners
04 October 2006
Appeal for the Immediate Release of Mohamed Ahmed Al-Yaremi and Ali Amen Nader

Press Releases

Articles relating to all press releases are included in the next section.

Press Release: Kelly’s Call for Honest Debate Rooted in Dishonesty
11 October 2006
IHRC is deeply concerned by comments made by Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly today to Muslim organisations.

Press Release: IHRC Statement in Response to Prime Minister Blair’s Support for Jack Straw’s Veil Comments
10 October 2006
The reality is that those veiled women who visited Jack Straw’s office took a substantial step towards integration and engagement

Press Release: IHRC Statement in Response to Jack Straw’s Comments on the Veil
06 October 2006
In response to news that Jack Straw has asked Muslims women to remove their veils when visiting his surgery, IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh stated:

Press Release: Islamophobia Rampant in Ramadan in UK
05 October 2006
IHRC is alarmed at the recent upsurge in anti-Muslim attacks and Islamophobia which have coincided with the month of Ramadan.


Is the veil an obstacle to Muslim integration?
12 October 2006
NO SAYS Arzu Merali, head of research at the Islamic Human Rights Commission

Straw asks Muslim to take off veils
06 October 2006
LONDON — Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw triggered a dispute yesterday by revealing that he asks Muslim women to remove veils from their faces when they visit his constituency office to seek his help.

British minister\’s veil comments anger Muslims
06 October 2006
A flurry of debate has engulfed Britain after a senior cabinet minister revealed he asks Muslim women to remove their veils when they visit his office.

Straw toughens stance in row over Muslim veil
06 October 2006
Ex British FM says veil has become symbol of separateness, Galloway calls for his resignation.

Veil issue \’a matter for Muslims\’
06 October 2006
Commons leader Jack Straw has sparked controversy over his views that he would prefer Muslim women not to wear a veil which covers the face – or niqab – when visiting his MP\’s surgery.

Big Jump Found in Anti-Muslim Incidents
05 October 2006
Complaints involving anti-Muslim discrimination, harassment and violence jumped over 30 percent in 2005 compared to 2004, according to a new report released Monday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation\’s largest Muslim Organisation

Officer accused of defacing Koran
05 October 2006
An investigation has been launched into allegations a prison officer defaced a Muslim prisoner\’s copy of the Koran.

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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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