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2. Press Releases
These past few weeks have seen IHRC highlight issues relating to hate crime and sectarianism. IHRC has been involved in groundbreaking work over the years. Our hate crime reports on France and the UK have been getting a lot of attention recently. You can read more about them below.
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2. Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE: IHRC victory on ‘strip-search’ body scanners
IHRC has welcomed the decision by the government not to install controversial airport ‘strip-search’ scanners in UK airports. The U-turn by the coalition comes after planned legal action, supported by IHRC in the High Court, challenging the use of such invasive technology.
PRESS RELEASE: Asylum Seekers in Australia placed in ‘concentration camps’ in Papua New Guinea
IHRC is shocked at the treatment of Asylum Seekers at the hands of the Australian government.
FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE: UJN condemns the sectarian bomb attacks in Pakistan
The Universal Justice Network strongly condemns the bomb attacks which killed more than 100 people in one day.
Forwarded Alert: Black Europe Summer School Program 2013
Now in its 6th year, the overall goal of this intensive two week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. Running from June 24 to July 5 3023. Find out more by visiting the link below.
Action Alert: UK / Palestine – Protest against G4S complicity in the torture of Palestinian children
Although the vigil has passed, there are still ways in which you can help. There are some letters that need to be sent out. You can find out more below –
Poetry Workshop with Ibraheem Sincere – 16th February 2013
for teenagers aged 11 – 15 years.
The workshop will begin with the poet giving an introduction to poetry and performing some of his own works. Then the participants will have the opportunity to write their own poems and perform them to everyone.
Cake Bake Sale at the Bookshop
We are inviting the fanstastic bakers Caketastic to help raise funds for IHRC Trust (no. 116120).
You can enjoy a lovely hot cup of tea for free with any purchase you make, so come and browse the vast array of books, brilliant DVD’s, exclusive artwork and much more whilst you visit.
Sanctions: Lessons from Iraq
An overview of the oppressive sanctions regime against Iraq and its implications today.
Zionism and Antisemitism: Racist political twins – A J-Big briefing
This briefing has been written by and for BDS activists to explain how the charge of antisemitism applies to Zionism itself. This was originally published by J-Big (Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods)
A UJN delegation starts its mission to Indonesia to discuss unity and progress
7. Reports – from the archives
There has been a lot of talk recently on hate crime in the UK. IHRC published a report investigating issues of hate crimes and discrimination as experienced by Muslims in the UK and Europe. You can download an executive summary of the report below
We also published a report to understand Islamophobia in France and Europe. The report exposes the pervasive nature of Islamophobic discrimination in France. Our survey results showed that over 80% of Muslims in France have had such negative experiences, including hearing offensive jokes being made about Islam or Muslims; hearing Islamophobic comments being made by politicians; and witnessing the implementation of policies, both political and organisational, that impact Muslims negatively. You can purchase the report below –
8. Comment / Blogs / Articles
Anti-Muslim Attacks: Telling MAMA is not going to solve the problem
Sofia Ahmed takes a critical look at structural hatred and tokenism
The Conflict in Mali Has Nothing to Do With Fighting Terrorists
Freelance journalist Assed Baig offers some of his thoughts on the situation in Mali
Genocide Memorial Day Poetry Competition Launched
IHRC has launched its annual poetry competition this year to coincide with Genocide Memorial Day 2013.
The competition is held every year as part of GMD, and there are an array of prizes to be won for winning entries (including a free trip to Bosnia) Contestants are encouraged to reflect a particular genocide in their poem. To find out more information, please visit the link below –
New Books in at the IHRC Bookshop
There are a selection of new books that have just arrived at our shop. These include, ‘Heavenly Bites’ a multinational Muslim bookbook by Karimah Bint Dawood, a Chronology of Islamic History, and other books on the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). You can see the list here –
30% off Sale on all ICAS Publications!
Receive a massive 30% off on all of the Islamic College of Advanced Studies Publications online and in-store
GMD 2013 – We are currently uploading all of our speeches from Genocide Memorial Day 2013 onto our YouTube channel. You can view them on our playlist below –
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