Faisal Bodi, from the Islamic Human Rights Commission, says a recent attack on his organisation by The Times newspaper is symptomatic of an Establishment that seeks to drive dissenting Muslim voices out of the public space. It’s somewhat perverse that The Times should draw on George
The blog is back, and what a way to start. Dear Friends, Peace! Just a quick reminder about tonight’s event at the IHRC Bookshop and Gallery. We are delighted to have Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Waithera Sebatindira and Lola Olufemi, to discuss their book A FLY Girl’s Guide
Watch Sadek Hamid and Tahir Abbas talk about their book Political Muslims: Understanding Youth Resistance in a Global Context with Ahmed Uddin, on Thursday 25 April. The discussion began around the relationship with Britain and its former colonies throughout the Muslim world and the history
Arzu Merali and Ali Fazel join The Newsmakers on TRT World to discuss racism in the Conservative Party in the UK.
The report’s publication was timely as just weeks earlier IHRC published a briefing analysing how the label “extremism” was being used to elbow Muslim organisations out of policymaking.
In our desire to appease and please, we also erase our own selves, our histories, our stories, scrapping between us instead for recognition from those who will never give it, and who do not deserve our legitimisation.
The British state displaces its pro-Israel commitments onto ‘the Jewish community’, constructed as Zionist and thus vulnerable to antisemitism. This provides a convenient shield for the state’s partnership with the Zionist colonisation project. This agenda aggravates societal divisions – frightening Jews and dividing them from each other, while also separating them from the Left and Muslims.
Islamic Human Rights Commission 21 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE – UK: New report intensifies squeeze on Muslim CSO space Beleaguered Muslim organisations, already squeezed by a shrinking civil society space, are the target of a new report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change