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Al Quds Day 2018: Thousands rally through London in support of Palestine + Photos

LONDON (Shafaqna London) : Thousands of protesters from across the UK have taken to the streets of London to mark International Quds Day 2018 in solidarity with the Palestinian people. As previously, this year the demonstration was held on…

IHRC: Nigeria: Charges against Sheikh Zakzaky make a mockery of legal process

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SHAFAQNA - The decision by Nigerian authorities to charge the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after illegally holding him in detention for two years demonstrates the desperation of the government and is…

UK: Genocide Memorial Day to discuss failure of international community to protect the Rohingya

SHAFAQNA - Nine years ago, IHRC decided it was imperative to set aside a day to remember the genocides, genocidal acts and genocidal policies of the modern era. Coinciding with the anniversary of the end of the brutal Israeli Operation Cast…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people  have attended worldwide demonstrations staged to protest against the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. The leader of millions of Shia Muslims in Nigeria has been illegally detained for two years despite…

Dangerous Rise of Western Nativism

SHAFAQNA - The worrying growth of nativism in the UK and around the world was the focus of this years Islamophobia Conference 2017 held in London. The event, organized annually by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, boasted an international…

Donald Trump Wins Muslim-Hate Award

SHAFAQNA - Donald Trump was voted Islamophobe of the Year at this years Islamophobia Awards 2017 event this weekend in London. Hundreds of people attended the unique tongue in cheek awards ceremony hosted by the Islamic Human Rights Commission,…

Head of Islamic Human Rights Commission speaks on matam practice

SHAFAQNA - The following interview was published on Taghrir News - It delves on the issue of identity, prejudices and misrepresentation to serve political agendas. Enemies use the bloodletting as a mean aspect of Muslims and Islam…

UK/Saudi Arabia: High court ruling over arms sales to Saudi Arabia defies the facts

SHAFAQNA - IHRC is deeply dismayed by the high court ruling today clearing the way for the British government to continue supplying arms to Saudi Arabia despite evidence that their use is violating international law by deliberately killing…

IHRC speaks against Bahrain's criminal oppression

SHAFAQNA - In an inspiring display of solidarity for Bahrain and the ongoing repression Bahrainis have had to contend with as they continue to call for fair political representation and social justice, the Islamic Human Rights Commission lit…

Global - Genocide Memorial Day Poetry Competition Winners

SHAFAQNA - Islamic Human Rights Commission announced the winners of the Genocide Memorial Day Poetry Competition 2017 on 15 January. The competition was created as a way to encourage young people's literary abilities and creativity towards…

URGENT ALERT: Vigil outside Nigerian High Commission in London

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission is calling for immediate action following reports that an assassination attempt was said to have been attempted against Sheikh Zakzaky, and his wife in Nigeria. A statement read: "Demand…

Turkey: Erdogan urged to reopen TV station

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan protesting the recent closure of Kudus television channel by state authorities. Kudus TV was officially shut down on 28 October by the Radio…

Nigeria: President Buhari must protect Arbaeen commemorations

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has written to the Nigerian president demanding that he ensures the protection of worshippers planning to embark on the annual 40th day commemorations of Ashura later this month. The…

Letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan concerning the Fourth Schedule of ATA

SHAFAQNA - The following was made available to Shafaqna by the Islamic Human Rights Commission in London - UK. The powers under the Fourth Schedule are extensive and draconian The Right Honourable Nawaz Sharif, The Prime Minister of…

UK/Saudi Arabia: Britain must halt arms sales to Saudi government after parliamentary report

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the British PM demanding she stops arms sales to Riyadh following a damning report accusing the Middle Eastern regime of using the weapons to commit human rights abuses in Yemen. The government insists on supplying…

UK: IHRC asks parliamentary watchdog to investigate hate-preaching Tory MP

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the parliamentary watchdog calling on it to investigate the Conservative MP for inciting religious hatred and violence over the recent Al-Quds Day rally in London. Matthew Offord, MP for the north London constituency…

UK: With Theresa May as PM Muslims are right to be scared

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in the UK should view with some trepidation the impending anointment of Theresa May as Britain's next PM. While 165 of her fellow MPs may have nominated her to replace David Cameron thousands of Muslims overwhelmingly…

Islamic Human Rights Commission steps up for Al Quds Day - 2016

SHAFAQNA - Join us this Ramadan for Al Quds Day 2016. Organised by the Quds Committee, this year on Sunday 3 July, people from all over the country will be uniting for the freedom of the oppressed in Palestine and beyond. The rally will…

Al Quds Day - Interview with Massoud Shadjareh

SHAFAQNA  - A day of momentous importance since it speaks and calls for a global stance against injustice and tyranny, Al Quds Day has seen unparalleled traction over the years - bringing millions across the world to voice their rejection of…

IHRC appeals for donations - The last line of defense against hate

SHAFAQNA - The following is an appeal made by the Islamic Human Rights Commission to the global community. A not-for-profit dedicated to the denunciation of  injustice - IHRC stands a last line of defense against hate for communities across…

UK: Muslims urged to exercise caution over spike in hate crimes after EU referendum

SHAFAQNA - IHRC is calling on Muslims in Britain to stay vigilant and take precautionary measures after an explosion in racist and Islamophobic attacks following last week's EU referendum. Incidents have been reported up and down the country…

IHRC: "Zionists threaten peaceful annual march in London"

SHAFAQNA - Organisers of national march in London next week to support occupied and displaced Palestinians say they fear the event may be targeted by Zionist extremists after a decision by officials to not police the event. The Metropolitan…

Saudi Arabia: UN urged to restore Riyadh to 'child killer' list

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has lodged a protest with the UN over its decision to remove Saudi Arabia from a blacklist that had cited Riyadh for killing and maiming children in its continuing involvement in the civil war in Yemen. According to unnamed…

Moving Perspectives - Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Massourd Shadjareh from the IHRC

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SHAFAQNA - In order to bring you, our readers, closer to realities and truths, Shafaqna will conduct a series of exclusive podcast interviews with renown political analysts politicians, officials, religious leaders, and academics. As always…

IHRC endorses UN rapporteur's view on 'totalitarian' Britain

SHAFAQNA - IHRC gives its full backing to the findings of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Assembly that Britain's anti-terrorism policies were counter-productive, undermining democracy and victimising the Muslim community. Speaking…

IHRC: "International community urged to help halt Bangladesh opposition leader's execution"

SHAFAQNA - The appeal comes after Bangladesh's Supreme Court rejected his final appeal yesterday. Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami, was sentenced to death by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in October…

IHRC Legal secures immigration victory for destitute Muslim woman

SHAFAQNA - IHRC Legal successfully helped a woman who was denied access to public funds and left destitute while having to raise her children. The client’s immigration status was regularised as she was granted ‘leave to remain’ by…
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Nigeria: Army removes people from Katsina mosque

SHAFAQNA - Nigerian soldiers have removed worshippers from a mosque in Katsina, northern Nigeria, in what appears to be an escalating campaign against the country's Islamic Movement (IMN). Eye-witnesses reported that the soldiers, who were…