Ramadan Mubarak; Ramadan campaigns and what’s new at www.ihrc.org

Ramadan Mubarak; Ramadan campaigns and what’s new at www.ihrc.org

Islamic Human Rights Commission

27th October 2003

Ramadan Mubarak; Ramadan campaigns and what’s new at www.ihrc.org

IHRC would like to wish all Ramadan Mubarak.

1. What you can do for Palestine this Ramadan
2. Other IHRC campaigns
3. What’s new at www.ihrc.org

1. What you can do for Palestine this Ramadan


This Ramadan, Innovative Minds and the Islamic Human Rights Commission have launched a \”Ramadan Boycott For Justice\” campaign.

Please help us by launching your own Boycott Israel and its supporters drive in your local mosque or community this Ramadan. Provided below is a leaflet showing which companies to boycott. Please download it and distribute copies in your community, community centre and .

Please visit: http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-a4-ramadan-flyer.html

Or: https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=807

(ii) Join in the Annual Al-Quds Day March, Sunday, November 23, 2003

The Justice for Palestine Committee is once more organizing the annual Al-Quds Day march in London, UK. This march takes place every year to support the oppressed Palestinians and protest the increasing Israeli aggression against them. Coaches will be arranged from various UK cities so please call the IHRC office to find out more details on 020 8904 4222 or quds@ihrc.org. This year participants should gather at Hyde Park (nearest tube station Marble Arch) at 12 noon to march at 1p.m. to Trafalgar Square where there will be a short rally at approximately 2.30 p.m.

For picture diaries and speech extracts (audio and text) of previous Al-Quds day demonstrations please visit:




(iii) Campaign Letter against British government\’s support for Israel

A new campaign letter to be sent to the British Foreign Secretary demanding a just stance be taken by the British government.

The letter can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the link below. Alternatively you can copy and paste and / or adapt the text.


(iv) Boycott Marks & Spencer Flyer

Please help promote this specific boycott using the leaflet on the webpage:


(v) Campaign to Free Sheikh Obeid and Mustafa Dirani

Sheikh Obeid and Mustafa Dirani were kidnapped by the Israeli Defense Force in 1989 and 1993 respectively, from their homes in Lebanon. Please help continue to campaign for their release.

IHRC’s updated campaign pack can be downloaded from:

or you can visit the comprehensive resources page on the subject with audio, video, text and photographic resources as well as a comprehensive set of links, on the Innovative Minds website:


2. Other IHRC campaigns
(i) Please also support IHRC’s research and campaign project on Muslim women in Europe. This campaign aims to research the levels of discrimination faced by Muslim women, in particular those who dress Islamically. Please take ten minutes to download a copy of the questionnaire and return to us either via email or post (see addresses below). Please also urge your friends and family to fill in a copy. Questionnaires can be submitted ANONYMOUSLY and all information is kept strictly confidential.

Muslim women outside Europe are also welcome to complete the questionnaire, although these will not be used in the Europe research project, but kept for monitoring purposes.

UK based women can return the questionnaires by freepost to:

Hijab Project
Islamic Human Rights Commission

(ii) Sign up to ‘Charter 3:103 – A Call for Muslim Unity’

IHRC is administering the long running campaign Charter 3:103 that calls on Muslims to unite and fight against sectarianism, nationalism and racism within Muslim communities. The Charter takes its name from the Qur’anic verse that calls on Muslims to unite. Please sign up to the Charter and get your local Muslim organizations, friends, and family to do so also.

More details can be found at:


(iii) Distribute the IHRC Annual newsletter and the ‘Know Your Rights’ leaflets part 1 & 2

Please help IHRC distribute its annual newsletter. Whether you want a couple of copies or a few thousand, please contact amirah@ihrc.org. giving your postal address, contact details and amount required. You can download a copy in PDF format to see its contents from:


IHRC and Arani & Co. Solicitors’ renowned leaflets ‘Know Your Rights’ for UK residents detailing the new developments in anti-terrorist legislation and nationality laws are an indispensable guide for concerned individuals. To distribute copies please contact amirah@ihrc.org

(iv) Support IHRC by purchasing Eid cards, t-shirts, banners, lanyards, books etc.

Please see pages 7 & 8 of our newsletter (https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=800) to see the items available for sale from IHRC. Your financial support helps IHRC to help so many others. Please remember us this Ramadan when deciding which organisations you will be supporting.

(v) Help protest against George W. Bush

Look out for anti-Bush events during his three day visit in November. Please keep checking the IHRC events and campaigns page for further notices:



3. What’s new at www.ihrc.org

There are many new additions to the IHRC website, as well as the gradual introduction of more archived material. Please take a moment to browse the webpage. The following are some of the recent additions:

IHRC Newsletter October 2003 / Ramadan 1424
17 October 2003
This year\’s newsletter outlining IHRC\’s activities for the previous year can be downloaded in PDF format.

To Liberate or Not to Liberate? Islam, Universalism & Human Rights
30 September 2003

A presentation by Arzu Merali dealing with the problems of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from a Muslim perspective.

Fundamental Human Rights in Islamic Sharia
13 September 2003
British Barrister Osama Daneshyar looks at the concepts of fair and free trial, privacy and free expression in Islamic sharia law and the ECHR.


BRIEFING: Language, Power and Honour: Using Murder to Demonise Muslims
22 October 2003

In the past few weeks numerous cases of so called ‘honour killings’ have been reported in the media. However in the majority of articles, there has been a lack of distinction between ‘honour killings’ and ‘Muslims’…

Briefing: Hinduvata bans freedom of religion in India
27 September 2003

The Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Gujarat succeeded in passing anti-conversion laws. These laws intend to prevent Dalits, ‘untouchables’ or low-caste Hindus, converting to non-Hindu faiths…

Briefing: Singapore, ethnic chauvinism and the Malay-Muslim population
26 September 2003
An overview of racism and Islamophobia in Singapore.


Gardens under which rivers flow: Looking for real human rights
01 October 2003
From this month\’s Q-News

BBC On-Line: Islam & Modernity – ‘Thoroughly Modern Muslims’
25 September 2003

Join the debate on the BBC website and read IHRC\’s Arzu Merali\’s article.

IHRC Press Releases on the following are also available: the campaign against and vindication of UK charity Interpal, Islmaophobia and racism in the British police; Nigeria, Shariah law and the Amina Lawal case; Guantanamo Bay and Camp Delta; Turkey’s continued detention of Nureddin Sirin and the imprisonment of two women for protesting against the hijab ban.

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