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Islamophobia: Harassed by my Neighbours

Ali* approached us after a year of abuse from his neighbour: racist slurs painted on his fence; faeces being thrown onto his lawn; having his car windows smashed. He had taken up this incidence with...

Muslim Teacher Unfairly Dismissed

A Muslim teacher, Abdullah, was unfairly dismissed from his role because he was falsely accused of introducing gender segregation in the classrooms. The Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) supported him and helped him take the...

Muslim Family Suffered Years of Abuse

Umm Hidayah and her family suffered years of Islamophobic abuse from their neighbours.

Her story sheds light on the real-life consequences of media and political discourse that dehumanises Muslims.

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Have we become afraid to express our religious beliefs? Do we feel silenced from fear of perception? Are we losing our rights and values in an increasingly secular society? How can we work peacefully, with all denominations, to uphold religious rights and freedoms? Join MEND for an interfaith, lively discussion on challenging ‘Religiophobia’ through awareness ... Religiophobia

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BEST Event during IAM2018 – Outreach Ealing

Ealing is the third largest borough in London and is home to over 50,000 Muslims that reside there. Like elsewhere in the UK, Islamophobia has risen substantially in the area over the past two years. According to the Met Police statistics, there were over 1400 reported incidents of racist or religious hate crimes in the ... BEST Event during IAM2018 – Outreach Ealing

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→UNVEILING THE NIQAAB (VEIL): The Forgotten British Women

Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Not-for-Profit Community Organizations in Nottingham are jointly organizing a Muslim Women’s event to highlight social prejudices surrounding Muslim women that wear the head covering. A panel of academics and female speakers will share personal experiences, discuss research outcomes and solutions: Topic Areas: Hate crimes Muslim Women and Contributions they ... →UNVEILING THE NIQAAB (VEIL): The Forgotten British Women

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→Trojan Horse, Islamophobia and the Fight Against Racism

Stand up to Racism (SUTR) and Mend (Muslim engagement and development) invite you to a unique event, bringing together Professor John Holmwood, teachers, unionists and ant-racists to collectively put forward a call for an independent inquiry in to the trojan horse affair and its detrimental effect on the lives of real people, children, parents and ... →Trojan Horse, Islamophobia and the Fight Against Racism

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→Muslim on Screen: A Biased Portrayal

Come along for an interactive discussion about the representation of Muslims in TV & Film. A must-attend for those who are sick and tired of the negative portrayal of Muslim the media and in film. Inspired by Riz Ahmed’s 2017 diversity-on-screen speech in the House of Commons, and the Bechdel Test, the Riz Test seeks ... →Muslim on Screen: A Biased Portrayal

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→Everyday Supermen and Wonderwomen

From the arts to politics, from health to education, meet the ordinary Muslims living extraordinary lives. This year, the theme is to celebrate the local contributions of Muslims to the different sectors of Bradford and the UK. We will have representation from the education, health, arts, community and business sectors. This event aims to celebrate ... →Everyday Supermen and Wonderwomen

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Islamophobia and the fight against Racism

Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) are jointly organizing an event to mark Islamophobia awareness month (IAM) Local and national speakers will speak on the day Note: There is no onsite parking, please use local street parking. Register your place now through the website link or for any further enquiries ... Islamophobia and the fight against Racism

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→Let’s Talk Islamophobia – Womens’ Afternoon Tea

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2018 Join us for an afternoon of tea, snacks and of course, cake! Learn about Islamophobia and how you can make a positive impact through a range of fun activities. For more information email at [email protected]

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