1. Thursday 26th November: After Paris Attacks: Islamophobia, Civil Liberties and the Extremism Bill http://standuptoracism.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce928e62e0ef30091dbd087be&id=644c41a0ac&e=4d0ad87912
Public Meeting: 7pm Thursday 26 November Committee Room 10 House of
Commons SW1A 0AA Nearest Tube: Westminster
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Diane Abbott MP Mohammed Kozbar, Vice President Muslim Association of Britain and Chair, Finsbury Park Mosque
Maz Saleem, Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem Malia Bouattia, NUS Black Students Officer
Piers Telemacque NUS VP Society and Citizenship Aman Ali, MEND Community Development & Engagement Team
Sabby Dhalu & Weyman Bennett, Stand up to racism organisers
Following the horrific attacks in Paris and Beirut we must urgently challenge racism and Islamophobia unleashed as a result
of this. Already there have been numerous violent Islamophobic attacks in Britain since the Paris attacks, mainly on Muslim
women. This is on top of concerns about a rise in Islamophobic hate crimes before the Paris attacks occurred.
Another response to such attacks is a clampdown on civil liberties by the state, the latest attempt is in the form of the proposed Extremism Bill. This is mainly directed at the Muslim communities for whom David Cameron has already said obeying the law will not be taken as proof of rejection of 'extremism'. Moreover the loose definition of “extremism” means all those on the centre-left and left that disagree with government policy could be targeted. The Extremism Bill is in addition
to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act that includes measures such as imposing a legal duty on schools and other education institutions to implement Prevent, leaving innocent young children and their families feeling persecuted.
This public meeting has been called to discuss the concerns of the Muslim population, act against hate crime, the impact of Prevent and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, the implications of the forthcoming Extremism Bill and to challenge the narrative used by those like ISIL and Al Qaeda rather than feed it.More info: http://standuptoracism.us10.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=ce928e62e0ef30091dbd087be&id=55cd35d932&e=4d0ad87912
2. Tuesday 1st December 7pm Council Chamber Civic Suite Catford: Planning meeting for next refugees welcome here event
another event that may interest you related to Paris attacks-e-mail michael for more information on related local events email@example.com
There is a massive campaign to get support bomb Syria after the Paris attacks. In London Stop the War is organising a public meeting to respond to the drive to war in Syria and to put the argument against the continuing spiral of violence.
After the Paris Attacks: The Case against War http://standuptoracism.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ce928e62e0ef30091dbd087be&id=d1a2bbca0a&e=4d0ad87912
Tuesday *1 December * *Conway Hall 6.30pm*
Speakers include:*Tariq Ali* (by skype) Salma Yaqoob* *Lindsey German *
Other speakers tbc.26 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4RL