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Sunday 30th June 2013 will mark 60 days from when five Palestinian political prisoners with Jordanian citizenship went on hunger strike in Israeli jails. They have been physically and psychologically tortured to pressure them to end their hunger strike.
The families of the prisoners are asking for their immediate release and in the very least for the prisoners to be transferred to Jordan to serve their sentence as per the Wadi Araba normalisation agreement 1994.
Join the protest against imprisonment of Jordanian citizens in Israeli jails
Attend the protest outside the Jordanian Embassy in London:
Date: Sunday 30 June 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Jordanian Embassy London, 6 Upper Phillimore Gardens, London W8 7HA
Nearest Train/ Tube stations: High Street Kensington
Islamic Human Rights Commission offers free weekly Information and Advice surgeries every Wednesday. Our professional caseworkers can provide people with information and advice on a whole range of issues.
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Khaled Gareb, a Muslim American living in San Francisco, did not need to read a sociological study to learn that his community has suffered from increasing hostility since 11 September 2001.
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We have some great offers in-store and on-line. Signed copies of Dr. Katy P. Sian’s book Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict are available at 15% off (on-line until Friday 28 June midnight) http://shop.ihrc.org/unsettling-sikh-and-muslims-conflict-mistaken-identities-forced-conversions-and-postcolonial-formations-katy-p-sian and in-store.
We have new Prints and original artwork at very reasonable prices from the Spanish artist Basira from Granada. Her Kufic style inspired works, including two original works are being sold in the UK for the first time through the IHRC Bookshop and Gallery and are on sale at a special price.
You can find her work here, including links to the two original pieces we have in-store here
We have a number of new fiction books for teens covering stories from Palestine, Lebanon, Ethiopia and Australia including Wiliam Sutcliffe’s acclaimed novel The Wall. Find them here
We have two books of Rumi’s Masnavi translated by Jawid Mojaddedi.
Let’s pray to God for manners in their place
Since those who lack them lose out on his grace,
It’s not as though it’s just themselves they harm,
They set the world on fire, disrupt the calm:
This pack of 3 includes comprehensive review of the practices in various nations regarding the so-called terrorist threat and double standards, a play highlighting the impact on women caught up in these practices, and a comprehensive essay on the need for ‘Western’ elites to construct a narrative of the terrorist to self-identify.
Bought separately these titles cost £24.99. This pack is being sold at over 30% off at £16.99
The titles in this pack are:
Rules of the Game by Asim Qureshi
In the aftermath of the suicide bombings on London’s transport infrastructure in July 2005, the then Prime Minister Tony Blair said that ‘the rules of the game have changed’. He referred to how his government planned to respond to the attacks, but few people at the time anticipated that counter-terrorism would become synonymous with circumventing time-honoured concepts such as the rule of law. It is associated now with words such as profiling, incommunicado detention, rendition and torture the world over.
The Meaning of Waiting by Victoria Britain
Eight women tell their stories using their own words stories of the unseen fallout of the war on terror in Britain. These are stories of real women, from cultures as varied as Palestine, Senegal , Jordan, Libya, St John’s Wood, and the English Midlands.
Necessary terrorists/ Yusef J Progler
As the smoke cleared from 9-11, the West continue to be unsure of itself and is currently redesigning its own image in the world. To the extent that Islam is intertwined as an opposing force with the Western self-image, the West has also to redesign Islam. This is evident in the recent demonisation of Muslims.
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Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75
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