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Salam everyone,

This week sees the release of our annual IHRC newsletter 2014. Ensure you read a copy for great in-depth coverage of the past year as well as a chance to learn more about IHRC’s ethos, objectives and its priorities.

This coming Thursday we launch our newest exhibition – ‘Another Day’ featuring the photography of Sara Russell. The launch is sure to be a great event with the artist in conversation so make sure you’re there!

Our Hate Crime survey hasn’t received a mention in a while but we still need respondents! THIS IS THE LINK. It will take you two minutes so please do it, share it and talk about it!

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.

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ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2014

Our latest annual newsletter is now available to download! Please consider downloading a copy for an overview of the past year at IHRC. We’d also hugely appreciate it if you would fill in one of the donation forms in the newsletter. Your contribution keeps us going!

PLEASE CLICK HERE  to be taken to the page with more info about this latest edition as well as a download link!

IHRC IN MEDIA

UK EDUCATION SECRETARY SAYS ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD PROMOTE ‘BRITISH VALUES’ 

Michael Gove says all schools should promote “British values” following revelations that some head teachers have failed to tackle religious extremism

‘TROJAN HORSE’ A UK MUSLIM SCHOOL WITCH-HUNT? 

Muslim communities affected by the controversy claim the government is fuelling Islamophobia

Remember you can learn more about the Trojan Horse scandal and keep updated by visiting our ‘Trojan Horse’ Resources page.

PRESS RELEASES

TERRORISM ARRESTS ARE STILL DISPROPORTIONATE 

Of 222 people arrested in 2013, only 22 ended up being convicted, mostly for non-terrorism related offences. Only 7 people were convicted of offences relating to terrorism.

ISLAMOPHOBIA RUNS RAMPANT IN ‘TROJAN HORSE’ CONCLUSIONS 

From the very outset the response of the authorities has been Islamophobic in nature, ideological in aim and disproportionate in scale.

‘BRITISH VALUES’ PLANS SEEK TO DEMONISE MUSLIMS

Plans by the government announced in the aftermath of the Trojan Horse schools row to incorporate the teaching of ‘British values’ into school curricula from September are potentially dangerous and exclusivist.

COMMENT PIECES

A HORSE TOLD MICHAEL THERE’S A MONSTER AT OUR SCHOOL 

A great, short piece by Gill Cressey on the farcical nature of the ‘Trojan Horse’ row.

ONCE WAS… 

A moving poem about Islamophobia and the awkwardness of being a Muslim in today’s climate.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LAUNCH OF SARA RUSSELL’S ‘ANOTHER DAY’ EXHIBITION 

WHAT: Join us as we launch a new exhibition! We’re featuring the photography of Sara Russell. The gallery will host the documentation of her recent trip to Palestine. Each photograph tells the story of ‘another day’ of occupation.

WHEN: Thursday 19 June from 6.45pm

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

‘KNOW YOUR RIGHTS’ WORKSHOP  

WHAT: Focusing on ‘Police Stop and Search’ we will cover what your rights are when you are stopped and searched by the police on the street; find out how best to handle yourself and more. Be informed!

WHEN: Saturday 21 June from 5pm – 8pm

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

AL-QUDS DAY 2014 

WHAT: A major national event with thousands of people coming from all over the country to show their solidarity with the people of Palestine and oppressed people everywhere.

WHEN: Friday 25 July from 3pm – 7pm

WHERE: Assembling at Duchess Street (near BBC Radio)

SHOP

Please click the title if you’d like to purchase or look at a copy

The Qur’an and its Exegesis: Selected Texts with Classical and Modern Interpretations: Helmut Gatje’s exegesis on the Holy Qur’an is a mesmerising account of the wisdom and relativity it holds. Gatje utilises both classical texts and essays along with modern Muslim interpretations and arguments to provide an encompassing thesis of the Qur’an. This book presents all views; from the spiritual to the philosophical. Gatje also uses historical examples in the seerah and hadith to outline the Qur’anic representation of Islam. This piece is certainly one of the best and in-depth Quran studies in circulation.

The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture: Enlighten yourself in the run up to Ramadan with this timeless tafsir of the Holy Qur’an. From the world renowned Imam Muhammad H. al-Asi, this well-versed scholar elegantly presents the first-ever English tafsir from Surah Al-Fatihah to Surah Al-Baqarah. Imam Asi not only translates the Qur’anic verses diligently and successfully but critically goes further. He efficiently reinterprets the lessons and advice of the noble Qur’an to modern Muslims in a way they can truly relate to. The conclusions drawn in this tafsir truly make this piece indispensible food for the soul this Shaban.

She Wore Red Trainers: It’s love at first glance when Ali meets Amirah, red trainers and all. Ali is still getting over the loss of his mother and trying to come to terms with his identity as a Muslim who likes basketball, motorbikes and wants a gap year in Mexico. Amirah, the gifted artist, has sworn never to get married. But falling in love isn’t simple when you’re trying to remain true to your deen.

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

GALLERY

COMING SOON…

‘ANOTHER DAY’ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al Lail, curator of the exhibition said: “Another Day questions the idea of the everyday and examines the lives of the locals under occupation. It allows viewers to encounter images they would not usually have a chance to see in conventional media.”

The exhibition launches on June 19 at 6.45pm. Please join us!