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Salam everyone,

Now that the month of August is drawing to a close, we can look back at what has been happening at IHRC these past few weeks. We’ll highlight IHRC’s voice in the media, provide you with some interesting and timely reading and point out an exciting event we have coming up next month.

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IHRC IN MEDIA

LONDON RALLY DRAWS THOUSANDS FOR QUDS DAY AMIDST BACKDROP OF GAZA MASSACRES 

Watch Press TV’s coverage of Al Quds Day 2014 in London

QUDS DAY: MUSLIMS HOLD MASSIVE RALLIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINE 

Watch Russia Today’s coverage of Al Quds Day 2014 in London

RIGHTS GROUP CONDEMNS NIGERIAN ARMY “MASSACRE” AT PRO-PALESTINE PROTEST 

On 25 July Nigerian soldiers attacked the annual al-Quds Day demonstration in support of Palestine in Zaria, a city in Kaduna State in northern Nigeria.

UK MUSLIMS REJECT NOTION OF ‘COLLECTIVE GUILT’ OVER FOLEY  

Massoud Shadjareh from the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission said to AA that as human beings we “don’t expect Christians, nationalists or socialists to apologise for [Adolf] Hitler.”

ALERTS

SAUDI ARABIA: PROTEST DEATH SENTENCES AND DETENTIONS  

Demand that Saudi Courts of Justice immediately set aside the death sentence against prisoners, and drop the charges against 7 others in ongoing trials.

Please write to the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in your country to express your opposition to his country’s actions.

BRIEFINGS

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS JUDGEMENT ON FRENCH LAWS BANNING THE NIQAB AND BURQA  

In the wake of the 2008 global economic crash and the general decline in the President’s popularity, the need for a scapegoat and a distraction became manifest, and in a trend seen across Europe, Muslim communities were targeted.

Lena Mohamed look s at the June 2014 judgment in the ECtHR over the French ban on face veils.

COMMENT

FOR PALESTINE: THE COST OF STANDING FOR JUSTICE  

As the Israeli onslaught against Gaza intensifies so does Zionist inspired harassment and victimisation of pro-Palestine activists and groups around the world. But rather than be deterred, the most appropriate response is to redouble our efforts to help those who are oppressed — Faisal Bodi

UPCOMING EVENTS

DOCUMENTING PALESTINE 

WHAT: A Panel discussion with Sara Russell, whose exhibition of photographs documenting everyday life in the West Bank ‘Another Day’ is currently running at the IHRC Gallery spaces, visual artist Zita Holbourne, photographer Aimee Valinski and artist and curator Nasreen Shaikh Jamal al-Lail.

WHEN: Friday 12 September from 6.45pm

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

EVENT REPORT

STORYTELLING SESSION: THE STORY OF THE ELEPHANT  

Last Friday IHRC Bookshop hosted a storytelling session for a number of excited and enthusiastic children (and a few eager parents too!) With ‘The Story of the Elephant’ author Hajera Memon on hand, it was a memorable event. Make sure to bring your little ones along for the next session but read back on this one first!

SHOP

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

Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat: This biography is a wonderful account of a man regarded by many as the ‘greatest democrat’ and a prime symbol of leftism within South America. This book looks at the ideology as well as the practical political projects Salvador Allende developed before he was ousted by the US and General Pinochet in 1973. A must-read for all those interested in socialism and leftist politics.

20 Questions and Answers About Dutch Slavery and it’s Legacy: A sharp and well argued account of slavery in the Netherlands. Through asking important questions this piece both helps to uncover the seedy truth regarding Netherlands’ history, and debunks conventionally accepted truths. A succinct book as it covers various topics like politics and economics in only 20 thought out questions and answers.

The Infidel Within: Muslims in Britain Since 1800: Ansari provides detailed historicity of the plight of the first Muslims in Britain with a country-wide account going back as far as the early 19th century. Whilst being thoroughly interesting to read, this book also serves to dispel the notions that Islam and Muslims are incapable of being at ease in Britain and naturally attuned to the ‘east’. Through well conceived research we see the comparisons with today’s Muslims in Britain.

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‘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.