What’s new at IHRC

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Salam everyone,

This week look for mentions of IHRC in Time and at 5pillarz – discussing both the mass death sentence by an Egyptian court and the paltry reforms to Stop and Search laws.

It would be great if you could take our Hate Crime Survey if you haven’t already. We’re also hoping you have some thoughts on the attitudes towards Muslims in the UK today. We’re asking questions and it would be great to have YOUR responses. Here’s the link! 

Please consider donating even a small regular amount to us on a monthly basis. Donate HERE. Or call the IHRC office on +44 20 8904 4222 between 9am – 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm on Saturdays. Or download a copy of our latest newsletter and fill in one of the donation forms and return to us.

Make sure to follow us on TWITTER  to keep up with the latest IHRC news, livetweets from events and more. Like us on FACEBOOK for other updates and check out our YOUTUBE channel for more content!

PROJECTS

Here’s your chance to express your thoughts on the attitudes towards Muslims in the UK. Our project to assess the hostility faced by Muslims in the UK includes you answering a few questions on YOUR perceptions of the way Muslims are viewed.

Our published report will take your views into consideration and some may even be quoted in the work. Please CLICK THE LINK and help us by making your ideas heard. We want to know what YOU think!

PRESS RELEASES

NEW EGYPT DEATH SENTENCES ARE AN INDICTMENT OF WESTERN POLICY: IHRC condemns an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence 683 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death in a continuing crackdown on the country’s opposition by the military regime.

IHRC REPROVES ‘SELECTIVE’ GOVERNMENT HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT: IHRC has written an open letter to the British Foreign Secretary William Hague strongly criticising his department’s annual report on human rights and democracy. CLICK TO READ THE OPEN LETTER IN FULL 

STOP AND SEARCH REFORMS ARE JUST WINDOW DRESSING: Reforms announced yesterday by the Home Secretary to curb the misuse of stop and search (sus) powers do not go anywhere near far enough in preventing their abuse.

BRIEFINGS

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: A BACKGROUND BRIEFING TO RECENT VIOLENCE: The author of this briefing reports from CAR on ongoing violence and its causes. Click through for a link to HQ photos from the reigon as well.

MERCENARIES IN BAHRAIN: THE CRUEL CRACKDOWN OF THE UPRISING: An analysis on the recruitment of foreign mercenaries by Bahrain authorities in order to curb anti-regime protests

MEDIA

Watch IHRC Chairman Massoud Shadjareh on Islam Channel’s Analysis discussing comments made by head of the Charities Commission: William Shawcross: Part I and Part II 

IHRC Chairman Massoud Shadjareh features in a debate on Channel 4 News: Should religion and state education be kept separate? 

Keep yourself informed on the debate by reading IHRC Head of Research Arzu Merali’s recent piece: Schools, Lies and Muslimness. She argues that it is the crises of mainstream education that fuels the desire for Muslim schools.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LIBYA 2011: RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT? 

WHAT: Speakers Dr Kamia Otman and Roshan Muhammad Salih will discuss and explore the reasons surrounding the war in Libya by NATO in 2011

WHEN: Thursday 8 May 6.45-8.45pm

WHERE: IHRC Bookshop & Gallery, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

DIVIDE AND RUIN: THE WEST’S IMPERIAL STRATEGY IN AN AGE OF CRISIS 

WHAT: Author Dan Glazebrook discusses his new book ‘Divide and Ruin’ and what he understands to be the development and refinement of ‘western’ strategy in relation to the Global South.

WHEN: Tuesday 3 June 6.30pm

WHERE: IHRC Bookshop & Gallery, 202 Preston Road, Wembley, HA9 8PA

SHOP

Stories of the Prophets from the Quran: A collection set of 6 board books for children ages 4-8, each telling a story of the prophets from the Qur’an. Young ones are sure to be inspired and awed by their journeys.

Why Occupy A Square? :People, Protest And Movements In The Egyptian Revolution: On 25 January 2011, tens of thousands of Egyptians came out on the streets to protest against emergency rule and police brutality. Eighteen days later, Mubarak, one of the longest sitting dictators in the region, had gone. How are we to make sense of these events? This is a dynamic exploration of the shape and timing of these extraordinary events, the players behind them, and the tactics and protest frames they developed.

My Father Was A Freedom Fighter: Set alongside the personal tales of his forefathers, Ramzy Baroud presents a thorough and meticulously referenced history of the Gaza Strip from the days of the British mandate to the time of his father’s death during the second intifada.It is a tragic journey of a rural self-sufficient population that is driven into total dispossession, humiliation and absolute poverty.

Check out the online shop for what else is currently in stock and get regular updates on twitter by following @ihrcbookshop

GALLERY

Make sure you stop by our current exhibition if you haven’t already! We’re featuring Intifada Street artist and poet Mohammad Hamza. More details can be found HERE.

Buy limited edition Intifada Street prints from the shop by clicking HERE.

COMING SOON…

On June 19 We launch photographer Sara Russell’s exhibition: ‘Another Day’

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