28 December 2012
1. Intro – a request for your support
3. Event reports
4. Upcoming events
6. From the archives
IHRC’s highly successful event ‘Is Islamophobia a Form of Racism?’ with Professor Ramon Grosfoguel is now available to watch on-line (see the links below). This and a summary of public work undertaken by IHRC in the last week or so, follows. We have been working on various issues including vigils and letter writing for Palestine, campaigns for Bahrain and many more.
This week saw the fourth anniversary of the Israeli regime’s assault on Gaza called Operation Cast Lead. We have provided links to two of our reports on this issue from the archives.
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ACTION ALERT: BAHRAIN – Call for release of Human Rights defender Nabeel Rajab
IHRC expresses deep concern over the Court of Appeal’s decision to pass a two-year prison sentence on the President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Mr. Nabeel Rajab, for his human rights campaigns and exercise of peaceful freedom of expression. Take action below –
Action Alert: – Protest against G4S complicity in the torture of Palestinian children
IHRC urged campaigners and activists to protest against G4S for their provision of expertise and security systems to Israeli prisons, and their complicity in the detention and torture of Palestinian children.
3. Event Reports
Event Report – ‘Is Islamophobia a form of Racism?’ – Ramón Grosfoguel
On the 11th of December, Professor Ramón Grosfoguel was at IHRC and gave two presentations on Islamophobia entitled “The Roots of Islamophobia,” and “Is Islamophobia a form of Racism? From the History of Al-Andalus to Fanon’s Zone of Being and Non-Being.”
We have compiled a resource page with the videos and audio covering the events, for those who missed the live-stream. You can read and view them below –
4. Upcoming events
Author Evening: Amina Inloes & Nazmina Virjee talk about Spiritual Mysteries
Join us for an insight into Mulla Muhsin Fayd Kashani’s masterpiece with two of the translators of this acclaimed work. You can watch the show live on IHRCTV or participate as an audience member. Find out more here –
New Year, New You!
With the approach of a new year, we have a few reading recommendations for you that you can purchase from our bookshop. If you are feeling a bit down or just want a brand new beginning and need some help to change, look no further. We are giving 15% off some of the titles, so don’t miss out!
6. From the Archives
This week was the fourth anniversary of the brutal Israeli assault on Gaza known as Operation Cast Lead.
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Holy Qur’an: Chapter 4, Verse 75
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