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Salam everyone,

Sadly, our current exhibition – ‘Another Day’ featuring the works of photographer Sara Russell – is currently coming to a close. Entry is free so make sure you stop by in these final few days. If you’re not in the country and haven’t had a chance to look at the work, why not read back on some event reports from the launch and our recent ‘Documenting Palestine’ panel discussion?

There’s plenty for you to read up on this week with our slew of recent press releases and some select pieces in the media. Watch some of our latest videos and take a look at what’s new in the bookshop. Whatever way you choose to interact with us is vital and much appreciated!

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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PRESS RELEASES

IS IDEOLOGY SHOULD BE CONDEMNED, NOT JUST INDIVIDUAL ACTS 

Pleas made by British Muslims to the ‘Islamic State’ (IS) to release British hostage Alan Henning should be accompanied by equivalent consideration for all victims of the extremist group.

POLICE FAILING TO STOP ZIONIST ATTACKS ON MANCHESTER RABBI 

Shortly after Ahron Cohen spoke at a Rochdale demonstration (to oppose Israel’s military assault on Gaza) the grandfather’s car windows were smashed on two separate occasions. Eggs were thrown at his house and in the most violent incident to date arsonists set fire to the vehicle causing it to be written off. Nobody was injured in the blaze in the early hours of 19th September but the Rabbi’s calls to the police in the minutes preceding it went unanswered.

‘LAYERS OF PARADISE’ EXHIBITION LAUNCH 

‘Layers of Paradise’ is IHRC’s latest exhibition, featuring the work of artist Romina Khanom. With installations and sculptures inspired by Arabic calligraphy and sacred text from the Quran, Romina creates work that is spiritual in both form and aesthetic. The exhibition launch will take place on Thursday, 23 October at 6.45pm.

ABU QATADA ACQUITTAL EXPOSES BRITISH ABANDONMENT OF DUE PROCESS 

The acquittal of Abu Qatada by a Jordanian court is a damning indictment of the British government’s decision to extradite him from the UK highlighting just how far it has abandoned due process and the rule of law.

SHOP

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Policing, Protest and Conflict: Subtitled ‘A Report Into the Policing of the London Gaza Demonstrations in 2008-2009’. In this well documented research we see a myriad of complaints against the police by protesters – many of which were not investigated resulting in a lack of justice. We also are privy to how some of the police abused their authority and acted in a way that was above and beyond any power they hold.

This Be The Answer – Poems from Prison: Straight from the pen of Talha Ahsan when he was locked up in the USA without charge or trial. Talha had a wrongful four years to pen these poems and deliver them in this short but punchy pamphlet. Dripping with raw emotion, at times you can feel the poet’s anguish and sorrow through the imaginative words he chooses.

A Season in the Congo: Recounts the tragic death of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Congo Republic and an African nationalist hero. The play follows Lumumba’s efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule and the political struggles that led to his assassination in 1961.

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

MULTIMEDIA

ANALYZING ISLAMOPHOBIA IN CANADA 

Press TV on IHRC’s publication: “Only Canadian: The Experience of Hate Moderated Differential Citizenship for Muslims”

DIRECTORS’ Q&A OF ‘EVEN THE CROWS: A DIVIDED GUJARAT’ 

On March 2014 Sheena and Sonum Sumaria – directors of the film ‘Even the Crows: A Divided Gujarat’ – joined us to discuss what made them follow the story of the Gujarat massacres in 2002, and what they found along their way.

IHRC IN MEDIA

EL-ZAKYZAKY APPEARS BEFORE UN RIGHTS COMMISSION 

Sheikh Ibrahim El- Zakyzaky, has appeared before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Commission, accusing President Goodluck Jonathan’s of human rights abuses and mass killings.

ISSUE OF ISLAMOPHOBIA HIGHLIGHTED AT 27TH HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 

IHRC’s research shows that consistently about 80% of Muslims in Britain say they have been victims of Islamophobia

WORLD SILENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN SAUDI ARABIA 

The reality is that right now the reports show that there are 30,000 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia living in a very difficult condition. They are being put in prisons like sardines and some of the videos that we have actually exposes the barbarity of the way that these people are being treated.

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

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WORKSHOP – IMMIGRATION CHECKS AND RAIDS  

WHAT: Did you know that in certain circumstances immigration officers can come up to you and ask you for your immigration status? Find out which circumstances and how to respond at this workshop. During this interactive workshop we will show you what to do to prepare for stops and how to walk away confidently.

WHEN: Tuesday 14 October from 5pm

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! 

‘LAYERS OF PARADISE’ EXHIBITION LAUNCH 

WHAT: The exhibition will feature Romina’s sculptures and installations; these are typically made using stencils inspired by arabesque design and hand-cut with a precision knife Join us for the launch where you’ll get to see the art in person and speak to the artist about her ideas and methods.

WHEN: Thursday 23 October at 6.45pm

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

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