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Archive for January, 2009
The following written answer provides some insight into the “movers and shakers” of British Muslim society.
Communities and Local Government
Community Relations: Islam
Paul Goodman (Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government; Wycombe, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings Ministers in her Department have had with groups of British Muslims on the possible effects of events in Gaza since 27 December 2008 on community cohesion; and what the names were of the individuals who attended each meeting.
The wonderfully talented, Muslim poet, Amir Sulaiman, performed in London recently, as part of a UK tour organized by Soul City Arts and the Arts Council. This video contains a interview with the artist himself, followed by a recitation of his brilliant piece, titled: “Corner Store Folklore”.
Closed Captions are only available for the interview portion of this video.
Students at Oxford University, one of the highest ranking, and most prestigious educational establishments in the world, have begun a sit-in protest, to highlight the brutality of the occupation of Palestine, as exemplified by the recent, ferocious attack on Gaza.
An interview with the Egyptian speaker, Amr Khaled (عمرو خالد صناع الحياة), discussing the launch of a new booklet titled: “Muslim Green Guide to Reducing Climate Change”. Download your free copy from the IFEES website.
Closed Captions available
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What is it?
When was it written?
Where can I find a copy?
And most importantly – who is it enforced by?
Because according to several commentators, Israel has repeatedly broken “international law” and is guilty of committing war crimes – and not just with its recent acts of depravity in Gaza – but since its inception.
January 3rd, 2009: Photos from the recent demo in Trafalgar Square, which attracted tens of thousands of protesters.
During that particular rally, the organizers announced over the loud speakers that an even bigger march was planned for the following week; this time starting in Hyde Park, and ending at the Israeli Embassy in High Street Kensington.
I'll admit: I was a little pessimistic. (more…)
Global Deaf Muslim recently submitted a video to the Link TV competition, entitled “Silent Islam”. Please watch the five minute film, and vote!
Unfortunately, voting is only open to American residents, but everyone can watch the video, so please pass the word on today.
Voting closes 16th January 2009.