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Salam everyone,

InshaAllah Ramadan is going well for you and the days ahead do not seem so long! There are several updates from IHRC, unfortunately with particular focus on Palestine.

Just a few reminders. You can still donate toward our Eid Packs for Prisoners – it is a great cause so please take the time to read about it. And if you haven’t already, please take our Hate Crime Survey. It really will not take you long and would help contribute so much toward our research!

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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GUANTANAMO: ZONE OF NON-BEING

This documentary by Turab Shah looks at the US government’s encroachment of human rights throughout history with a primary focus on The Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

It will be airing on PressTV on Tueday, July 8th and Wednesday, July 9th. For exact timings please CLICK HERE  to see PressTV’s schedule.

You can watch a trailer of the documentary by CLICKING HERE.

You can also watch Q&A – Guantanamo: Zone of Non-Being hosted at IHRC.

PRESS RELEASES

IHRC WELCOMES DISMISSAL OF CHARGES AGAINST PALESTINIAN PROFESSOR 

The decision by US prosecutors to dismiss all charges against Sami Al-Arian after a decade-long campaign to convict the former university professor vindicates his claims of innocence and raises serious questions about the American justice system

SETTLERS’ DEATHS AN EXCUSE FOR ISRAEL TO INFLICT MORE COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT 

The international community must take urgent action to stop Israel from using the deaths of three hardline settlers to collectively punish the Palestinian people.

EUROPEAN COURT DECISION MAKES SECOND CLASS CITIZENS OF MUSLIMS 

The decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to uphold the French ban on the wearing of the full face veil in public is a flagrant impingement on freedom of religion and personal liberty

ISRAEL RESPONSIBLE FOR PALESTINIAN TEEN’S MURDER 

IHRC is gravely concerned by escalating Israeli violence towards the Palestinians and holds the Zionist state responsible for the brutal murder by a lynch mob of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair.

IHRC IN MEDIA

ISIL CREATED TO SPLIT MUSLIMS, TAINT ISLAM 

Press TV has conducted an interview with IHRC Chair Massoud Shadjareh about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants claiming the formation of a so-called Islamic caliphate or state.

EUROPEAN COURT STANDS FIRM ON FRENCH FULL VEIL BAN 

Arzu Merali, IHRC’s Head of Research, on the European Court of Human Right’s decision to uphold France’s ban on wearing full face veils in public.

“TROJAN HORSES” AND OTHER THREATS 

The incitement of an unfounded fear of a “Muslim takeover” in the UK has become a leisure activity. From Ufuk Secgin featuring Arzu Merali (in German)

IMAM AL ASI VIDEOS

To help you during the auspicious month of Ramadan we’re providing links to some excellent videos featuring Imam al-Asi in discussion.

* Ramadan Journey with Imam Al Asi – An introduction to this blessed month. Answering the question ‘why do Muslims fast?’

* Ramadan Journey with Imam Al Asi – There are a number of health benefits that come as a result of fasting. Learn how and why.

* Ramadan Journey with Imam Al Asi – The month of Ramadan is a great time to practice the principle of discipline. But this doesn’t just concern not putting food in your mouth…

* Ramadan Journey with Imam Al Asi – Understand the concept of ‘Taqqaa’ – loosely defined as ‘personal governance’

* Ramadan Journey with Imam Al Asi – This is the best time to ponder over the beauty of the Quran – to read deeply and be aware of different interpretations and ways of meaning

* Ramadan Journey with Imam Al Asi – Ramadan is also the perfect time to embrace enlightenment. Read as much as possible, consume knowledge and better your own understanding of Islam.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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. There is a 15% OFF DISCOUNT currently available – enter the code EID2014 at Checkout.

As we count down to Al Quds Day on July 25th, take a minute to look at a few pertinent titles.

Manifestations Of The All-Merciful: A Journey towards understanding the depths of daily supplication during the Holy Month of Ramadhan (Allahumma Adkhil ‘alaa Ahl al-Qubur al-Surur). By Abu Muhammad Zaynu’l ‘Abidin

A School Girl’s Hero: For days Anum didn’t know who to write about for her school English competition. She had to write a story about someone she aspired to be like. Then she was hit by inspiration while helping her mother with chores! But what would her friends think of her role model, who was so different from the pop stars and sports heroes they had chosen?

Makkah and Madinah Activity Book: The best way to keep the children keep busy this Ramadan and help them learn about Islam in a fun way. Explore the wonders of Makkah and Madinah with this fun activity book. Features dot-to-dot drawings, colouring fun, puzzles to solve and 63 stickers to stick

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

‘ANOTHER DAY’ EXHIBITION

The exhibition features the documentation of Sara Russell’s recent trip to Palestine – she travelled there as part of a delegation last year.

The exhibition runs until 30 September 2014 and entry is free. IHRC Bookshop and Gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am – 6pm. Make sure you stop by!

You can also buy EXCLUSIVE prints of Sara’s work at our shop. Click here to have a browse.