Press release – Europe: Weekend Against Islamophobia to discuss impact of Paris attacks

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Together with Edinburgh, Brussels and Paris, Madrid and five other Spanish cities, London will host a series of initiatives being undertaken within the framework of international days against Islamophobia

These initiatives, organised for the third consecutive time in Europe, will take place against the backdrop of the attacks in Paris and its aftermath. To varying degrees in different countries, these attacks have caused a shock wave that is shaking our societies. They are being used by some as a pretext for installing a security climate that turns every Muslim into a potential suspect.

The fight against Islamophobia is necessary to defend our democratic freedoms and human rights. The international dimension that brings together the various initiatives affirms the universality of the anti-racist struggle and, through it, equality in law, respect and dignity of all human beings.

Details:

Friday, December 11, 2015 at the labor exchange of St Denis (France), 6:30 p.m.

For a policy of peace, justice and dignity

http://contre-attaques.org/magazine/article/grand-meeting

Saturday, December 12, 2015

– London (Great Britain), 14h

Islamophobia Conference 2015: The changing face of racism

https://www.ihrc.org.uk/events/11541-islamophobia-conference-2015-the-changing-face-of-racism

– Edinburg (UK), 11h

Islamophobia Conference 2015: The changing face of racism

http://www.sacc.org.uk/events/2015/islamophobia-conference-2015

– Brussels (Belgium), 14h

Islamophobia News

http://www.tayush.com/

– 6 cities in Spain: Barcelona, Cordoba, Madrid, Valencia, Ceuta and Melilla

Jornada Internacional contra la islamofobia

https://www.facebook.com/jornadainternacionalcontraislamofobia/

Sunday, December 13, 2015 in Brussels (Belgium), 14h

Against the state of emergency, Islamophobia and the pursuit of war

Address: Pianofabriek, Rue du Fort Saint-Gillis 35.1060

Notes to editors:

For media enquiries or further details please email nadia@ihrc.org or call 020 8904 4222 or 07958 522196[Ends]