Confronting Islamophobia: Don't let them divide us!
|At||St John's Church, Stratford, E15|
St John's Church, Stratford, E15
Confronting Islamophobia: Don't Let Them Divide us. • The hijab – our choice. • No to Islamophobia, racism and fascism • Stand up to anti-Muslim hate crime • Refugees and migrants are welcome here • Stand up to Trump Friday, 2 March, 7.00 pm St John's Church Broadway Stratford E15 1NG (nearest station: Stratford - 5 min walk) Speakers: - Maz Saleem, anti-racist campaigner and daughter of late Haji Mohammed Saleem. - John Holmwood, co-author "Confronting extremism in British schools? the truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse affair". - Talha Ahmad, Muslim Council of Britain - Louise Regan, President, National Education Union (NUT Section) - Nahella Ashraf, Stand Up to Racism - Local Parents >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anti-Muslim hate crime rose by 90% in Newham last year.
In June we saw the horrific acid attack on Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar by a far-right racist in Beckton. Muslim women are the foremost victims of Islamophobic attacks. Women who wear the hijab, veil or robe are disproportionally targeted by racists. So it was a shock when a Newham school, St Stephen’s Primary in East Ham, banned the choice of headscarf, initially for under-8s. St Stephen’s has now withdrawn the ban; however the Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, is still promoting bans in schools. This can only divide our schools and communities and fuel Islamophobia. Far-right and fascist organisations are growing, here and across Europe. Islamophobia and racism are a threat to us all; we must not let racism divide us. We need to unite against Islamophobia, racism and antisemitism. We need to oppose attempts to discriminate within our schools and institutions. Come to this important meeting and help launch a broad campaign to unite our community against Islamophobia and racism.
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