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Salam everyone,

This week IHRC had particular focus in Geneva with two panels being hosted at the United Nations. The first focused on Islamophobia and the crisis of democracy while at the second we presented a report on the Zaria massacres of earlier this year after a fact-finding mission to Nigeria. Videos of both panels will be available on our website shortly (we’ll let you know when!)

On Saturday we’re launching the first ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop of our Autumn/Winter 2014 series. It will take place at the IHRC Bookshop & Gallery at 4pm and will specifically cover the ‘stop and search’ powers used by the police. These workshops are vital, empowering and fun so please join us!

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PRESS RELEASES

IHRC URGES BARBICAN TO PULL PLANS FOR RACIST EXHIBITION 

IHRC is backing an online petition calling on the London arts venue, the Barbican, to cancel a scheduled exhibition in which real-life actors play the roles of slaves to recreate black slaves in 19th century human zoos.

ANTI MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD CURBS WILL ENCOURAGE EGYPTIAN MILITARY REGIME 

Proposed measures designed to curb the activities of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in Britain are perverse and will only encourage the authoritarian military regime in Cairo to continue with its unrelenting campaign of repression against the political opposition.

IHRC TO HEAD ISLAMOPHOBIA PANEL DISCUSSION AT UN 

Organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission the gathering will explore the extent to which hatred of Muslims has permeated everyday discourse and impacted on the formulation of public policy in western countries.

IHRC TO PRESENT FINDINGS OF NIGERIA MASSACRE FACT-FINDING MISSION AT UN 

On Friday 25 July, a peaceful demonstration in support of the Palestinians was brutally attacked by the Nigerian military. Some 33 people were killed, with some dying in custody after being savagely beaten. At least two more civilians were killed the next day in a similar attack on the funeral preparations. The panel reports the facts behind the killings.

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Classical Islam: ‘Classical Islam’ is one of the most celebrated and noted books throughout the Islamic world on Sufism. Naqshbandi Sufism has long been a recognised and distinguished school of Islamic spirituality. Shaykh Kabbani through extensive research outlines the core principles of the tradition and the features of the philosophy.

Recalling the Caliphate: From a renowned modern academic comes this critical work examining not only the need and identity of a Caliphate in the Modern Islamic world, but also the very definition of ‘Caliphate’ and its meaning religiously, historically and culturally. A truly enlightened, well-argued and at times refreshingly optimistic essay that deals with the question of Muslim identity, society and unity.

The House of Ibn Kathir: It’s Yusif’s first day at his brand new school, the Dar Al Ilm Academy. All he wants to do is settle down, make friends and learn as much as he can till he has one day memorised the Qur’an. However when mysterious things start happening at the school, Yusif quickly finds out he has more adventure on his hands than he bargained for. Banding together with his ragtag gang of friends, Yusif sets out to find all the secrets that are hiding in Dar Al Ilm Academy.

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

IHRC has been empowering the community to know their rights since 1997. Our first workshop from our Autumn/Winter 2014 series launches on Saturday! The workshop will explore:

‘STOP AND SEARCH’ (AND MOST COMMONLY USED DAY-TO-DAY POLICE POWERS)

In this fun and interactive workshop we will cover the powers that police commonly use day to day, what options you can prepare to use in advance; and prepare you to consider what the police are likely to do if you exercise those options. One of the key issues that we will cover is observing the police, recording the police and talking to police. We will also cover the pros and cons of giving your name, address, date of birth, photo and other personal details, and the powers of PCSOs.

WHEN: Saturday, 20 September from 4 – 7pm

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

Make sure you join us!

MULTIMEDIA

END OF EXHIBITION EVENT: IN CONVERSATION WITH MOHAMMED HAMZA 

The end of the exhibition was commemorated with a conversation with the artist – providing the audience with a clear insight of him as a person and the passion that rules his art.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO 

IHRC IN MEDIA

ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS: “WE ARE 100 PERCENT AGAINST THEM” – MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD 

Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Sir John Jenkins, ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to compile a full report on the Egyptian group’s London-based activities. However, they’ve been warned by the Islamic Human Rights Commission that any measures designed to curb the activities of the Brotherhood in Britain could be illegal, and would encourage the authoritarian military regime in Cairo.

UPCOMING EVENTS

BOOK SERIES LAUNCH: ‘DECOLONIZING THE MIND’ 

WHAT: The International Institute for Scientific Studies – a member organisation of Decoloniality Europe – is setting up a new series of books entitled ‘Decolonizing The Mind’. The series is about the legacy of colonialism in knowledge production and distribution and topics that are relevant for social movements that struggle against this legacy.

WHEN: Saturday 11 October from 5pm

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

RECALLING THE CALIPHATE: DECOLONIZATION AND WORLD ORDER ()

WHAT: Join us for our latest Author Evening where Salman Sayyid will be in conversation to discuss his newly published book ‘Recalling the Caliphate’ – which engages critically with the interaction between Islam and the global post-colonial world of politics.

WHEN: Saturday 1 November from 5.30pm

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

Check out all the upcoming dates for our Autumn/Winter 2014 Know Your Rights Workshop Series. CLICK HERE! 

Would you like to book a place on the ‘Critical Muslim Studies’ course being held in Granada by The Center for the Study of Intercultural Dialogues? All the information you need is HERE. 

‘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