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Salam everyone,

We have a lot of exciting events coming up here at IHRC. On Saturday, 11 October we’ll be hosting the launch of the ‘Decolonizing the Mind’ book series and contributing authors Stephen Small and Sandew Hira will both be in conversation. If you can’t make it to the event in person, you can always watch online at www.ihrc.tv. We welcome questions and comments so tweet us @IHRC with anything you would like to contribute!

Also a quick reminder that our next ‘Know Your Rights’ workshop will be taking place on Tuesday, 14 October. This one is all about how to deal with uncomfortable situations involving immigration officers. Hope to see you there!

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20 Questions & Answers about Reparations for Colonialism: The second book in the mesmerising ‘Decolonising the Mind’ series. Using the punchy style of answering both the obvious and labyrinthine complex questions, the author presents a well-reasoned and detail-orientated explanation of the concepts and history of slavery and reparations.

The New Pearl Harbour Revisited: Professor David Ray Griffin brings us his own well researched project into the events of September 11th 2001, and the subsequent investigations after it. Credited with launching the much forgotten ‘9/11 truth movement’ there is no denying this book’s thorough research even if you do not agree with the its main conclusions. What is prevalent is the shocking case of inability and negligence with regard to intelligence and security by the US government.

Blood & Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain 1492-1619: Celebrated journalist Matthew Carr’s riveting chronicle is set against the vivid historical backdrop of Muslim Spain. Here is a remarkable window into a little-known period in modern Europe – a rich and complex tale of competing faiths and beliefs, cultural oppression and resistance against overwhelming odds. Minutely researched, this piece is an important new study that synthesises much important scholarship on what until now was unknown to the general public.

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

‘DECOLONIZING THE MIND’ BOOK SERIES LAUNCH

Join us for the launch this Saturday at 5.30pm!

PRESS RELEASE:

DECOLONIZING THE MIND BOOK LAUNCH – SATURDAY 11 OCTOBER 

IHRC is pleased to host the launch of a new series of books which address the colonial imbalance in the production of knowledge.

Click here for the event page. Watch live wherever you are at www.ihrc.tv and tweet your questions and comments to @IHRC

INSTITUTIONAL ISLAMOPHOBIA

PRESS RELEASE:

UK CONFERENCE – EXPERTS TO GATHER TO DISCUSS STRATEGIES AGAINST INSTITUTIONAL ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RACISM – SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER 

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) will be holding a conference focused on tackling Islamophobia that will take place on Saturday 13 December featuring an expert panel of speakers. The focus of the event is to analyse institutional and structural forms of prejudice and hatred with some focus on recent events, particularly surrounding education, political activism, the criminalisation of dissent, the role of the media and the Prevent agenda.

Make sure you’re in the audience on the day! Prepare by reading ‘Enduring Hierarchies of Power: On Islamophobia Today’ by Arzu Merali.

IHRC IN MEDIA

NHRC TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON ZARIA QUDS DAY KILLINGS 

Human rights groups across the world, both national and international, have expressed readiness to ensure justice is done in the extrajudicial killings of innocent people by Nigerian soldiers on July 25, 2014.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) had visited Nigeria where it conducted preliminary findings on “The Zaria Massacre and the Role of the Military”.

MULTIMEDIA

Look back on the launch of our ‘Another Day’ exhibition featuring the photography of Sara Russell. The young photographer recently travelled to the city of Jenin in the north of Palestine and documented her journey.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH 

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

INSTITUTIONAL ISLAMOPHOBIA 

WHAT: A conference to examine state racism and social engineering of the Muslim community

WHEN: Saturday 13 December from 2 – 6.30pm

WHERE: Rooms MAL 414 and 415, Birkbeck University of London

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.