UK EVENT: ‘Human Rights, Justice & Muslims in the Wake of 11th September 2001’


Islamic Human Rights Commission

Press Release
17th October 2001

UK EVENT: ‘Human Rights, Justice & Muslims in the Wake of 11th September 2001’
A seminar organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) is organising a seminar on the human rights implications of the events of September 11 in the USA. In particular it will be emphasising that having an anti-terror stance is compatible with having a stance against the current war. Topics to be discussed include:

the double standards in operation in current international standards;

coping with the anti-Muslim backlash;

international and Islamic standards of justice;

defining terrorism;

Confirmed speakers are lawyers, politicians, activists and academics and include:

George Galloway MP

Fareena Alam, News Editor, Q-News

M. S. Bahmanpour, Lecturer, Centre for Middle and Near Eastern Studies, Cambridge University

Faisal Bodi, Freelance columnist who writes for the Guardian, and editor of Ummahnews

Osama Daneshyar, Barrister

Faiz Siddiqi, Principal, Hijaz Collge, Nuneaton

Omar Williams, RAHMA (Racial Attacks & Harassment Monitoring Association) Swansea

If you are planning to attend please contact the Press Office on the numbers below.

21st October 2001

2 p.m. – 6p.m.

Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies

Thornaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

Directions to venue:

The Brunei Gallery is located between Malet Street and Thornhaugh Street, in the north-west corner of Russell Square opposite SOAS. The Gallery is a five minute walk from the British Museum and is opposite the main entrance to SOAS.

Nearest underground stations are Russell Square, Goodge Street, Euston, Euston Square and Tottenham Court Road.