- Press Releases
- IHRC in media
Following the hate arson attack that burnt down an Islamic Centre in Muswell Hill, UK, IHRC have raised their concerns once more about the lack of seriousness from law enforcement about protecting Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim. We had already warned the police that anti-Muslim hatred has been spreading across the country since the Woolwich murder with a wave of attacks against Muslims, mosques and perceived Muslim targets, and asked for their appropriate response.
Meanhwile, we also held two major vigils against Zionist oppression. One countering the celebration of 65 Years of Israel, and the second to call on G4S shareholders to divest from its Israeli ventures.
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Looking for some key texts on US supremacism, its history and current crises and the dangers it poses for the rest of the world? IHRC Bookshop has put together a pack of key readings from Malcolm X. Sylviane A. Diouf, Vinay Lal, Emmanuel Todd and Frederic F. Clairmont.
IHRC urged campaigners and activists to protest against G4S outside the G4S AGM for their provision of expertise and security systems to Israeli prisons, and their complicity in the detention and torture of Palestinian children. G4S’s shareholders must be reminded not to put their profits above human rights violations and that they must use their influence to pressure G4S to terminate all its contracts and business dealings with Israel.
The administration of Bahrain’s Jau prison continues to deny the prominent figures of the Bahrain uprising their basic human rights. Furthermore, they have prevented them from family visits and for more than two consecutive months have deprived them of health care and their other basic hygiene needs, unless they bow down to the prison’s conditions, which specifically requires them to wear the uniform of criminal prisoners.
IHRC requests campaigners and supporters to write letters and emails to their country’s foreign minister and the UN.
3. Press Releases
Following the attack on a mosque in Muswell Hill, London, IHRC released a Press Release to condemn the actions of the police for not doing enough to prevent incidents like this from happening
The 11th Palestinians in Europe Conference ended in Brussels, on Saturday, 18th May 2013. The conference was convened under the title, “Signs of Return is blossoming”. Thousands of Palestinians participated in the annual event, which was attended by delegations from various European countries. You can read the briefing from the event here –
5. IHRC in Media
- UK Masjid Attack Another Racist Islamophobic Hate Crime – IHRC featured in Radio Islam International
- UK politicians involved in promoting Islamophobia: Shadjareh – IHRC featured on Press TV
- Muswell Hill Mosque Attack Could Be Retaliation For Lee Rigby Murder – IHRC featured in the Huffington Post
- UK Muslims Fearful After Mosque Arson – An article featuring IHRC on the OnIslam website
- Muslim chief: ‘Police not doing enough to protect us’ – Chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission reacts to arson attack on north London mosque
On the 5th of June 2013, IHRC invited Professor Sohail Daulatzai join us to talk about his new book.
Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America traces the interactions between the Black radical imagination and the Muslim Third World from the 1950s to the present.
Sohail Daulatzai is associate professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Program in African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is coeditor of Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic.
You can watch the full show here
We are delighted to launch Katy P. Sian’s courageous book that challenges racialised communities to critically look at their conceptualisations of each other.
In Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict: Mistaken Identities, Forced Conversions and Postcolonial Formations, Sian provides a critical investigation into Sikh and Muslim conflict in the postcolonial setting
- Date – 26 June 2013
- Time – 6.45pm (GMT+1)
- Venue – IHRC Bookshop (also streaming live on www.ihrc.tv)
The IHRC on-line shop shop.ihrc.org now accepts Paypal payments.
On offer this week Sohail Daulatzai’s Black Star, Crescent Moon for £19.40 http://shop.ihrc.org/black-star-crescent-moon-sohail-daulatzai. To find out more about the book, listen to Daulatzai speaking at the IHRC Bookshop this week here
Don’t forget to get your copy of The Prisoners’ Diaries: Palestinian Voices from the Israeli Gulag edited by Norma Hashim. IHRC is delighted to be the publisher of a new edition available here
This is an invaluable work that brings home the reality of detention in Israeli prisons £5