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MCB condemns terrible abuses against Rohingya Muslims • Calls on UK and other governments to act The Muslim Council (MCB) is calling for urgent action to halt killings, rapes and expulsions being carried out in western Burma against ethnic Rohingya (Muslim) Burmese citizens. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have been affected, following a flare up of tensions with the majority Buddhist population, after the rape of a Buddhist woman by an alleged Rohingya gang and reprisal killings. "We strongly condemn these attacks against the Rohingya in Burma and call on the British government, as well as other regional partners, to bring the matter to the United Nations’ urgent attention," said MCB secretary general, Farooq Murad. Shocking attacks The outburst against the Rohingya, often described as one of the world's most oppressed groups, comes after weeks of ethnic violence in the Rakhine state in the west of Burma that has left more than 80 dead and up to 100,000 people living in a situation described as "desperate" by humanitarian organisations. As state-sanctioned abuses against the Muslim community continue, Burma's president Thein Sein – credited by the international community for ushering in a series of democratic reforms in the country and releasing political prisoners such as Aung San Suu Kyi – has urged neighbouring

Bangladesh to take in the Rohingya. Human Rights group Amnesty International has accused security forces and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists of carrying out a series of targeted attacks against the Rohingya. Violence in the last six weeks has been "primarily one-sided, with Muslims generally and Rohingya specifically the targets and victims,'' Benjamin Zawacki, a Bangkok-based researcher for Amnesty, said recently. In a new shocking development, some Burmese Buddhist monks have also been accused of encouraging the expulsion of Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh, with accusations they are ethnic Bangladeshis and not “true” Burmese. So far, Burma’s main democracy leader and Nobel peace prize-winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has remained silent on the issue. Stripped citizenship The Rohingya have lived in Burma for centuries, but in 1982, then-military ruler Ne Win stripped them of their citizenship. Thousands fled to Bangladesh where they live in pitiful camps. Foreign media are still denied access to the conflict region, where a state of emergency was declared last month, and ten aid workers were arrested without explanation. “Burma has shown commendable progress in steps to democracy recently. In light of

that progress, we urge the Government of Burma to make changes in its citizenship law so that the Rohingya can return to their homeland,” said Farooq Murad. “They should be allowed to build mosques, schools and businesses [currently banned] and the punitive marriage and travel bans placed upon them should be lifted. Previously confiscated places of worship and other lands should be returned and humanitarian agencies allowed access to the affected populations.” “Burma cannot be opened for business whilst these grave human rights violations continue." Murad called upon the UN, UK governments and the Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) to act now, before the situation becomes more grave. He also said that the governments of Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand should reconsider their expulsions of Rohingya refugees – the situation is particularly bad in Bangladesh, where many Rohingya languish in unofficial refugee camps. Take Action Write to your MP, send a letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague and urge them that Britain must draw international attention to the current crisis by strongly condemning the blocking of humanitarian aid, the human rights abuses committed by police, army and security forces, and by rejecting proposals for all Rohingya to be expelled from the country.


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The Newham Muslims Professionals Network after an absence of two and half years decided to restart in Ramadan 2012. Br Amer Khan ran around and talked to his network of Brothers about fundraising for a local Community Centre set up to cater for the needs of Muslims in Newham. Br Imtiaz of Ilford also heard of the event and rallied support from his friends in Redbridge.

affect our Community at a local and national level and we need to be active to support our younger generation especially.

The Fundraising Event started off with a few questions posed to the attendees about self evaluation, examining local and international needs and what the Brothers felt about them and also what could they do on an individual and collective level. The responses were collated and compiled as a report and this can be available from NILRC.

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The Fundraising Event was sponsored by D’Gaf Address: 11 Leytonstone Road, London E15 1JA Tel: 020 7366 3666 Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 0:00

After The Maghrib Prayer and opening the fast at the local Masjid, the Brothers made their way to D’Gaf. A 5 Course meal was provided by the friendly staff. The menu consisted of Asian, Middle Eastern and Modern British food.The service was excellent and the presentation was outstanding. The nonalcoholic mocktails and milkshakes were a great addition to the starters and main meals.

The Event ended with desserts to finish of the meal, a perfect finish to an amazing gathering of Brothers. The brothers took away a feeling of wanting to make changes either on a personal level or at a Community level.


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On 26th August we are launching the annual "Schools4Change Summer Souk" at Wanstead Sports grounds. The event is organised to bring together local businesses and communities under one roof to provide a day that is full of fun and entertainment in order to raise funds and the profile of our organisation. We have united with a number of local restaurants and traders to provide a large variety of foods, fashion goods and services including a holistic health corner. On the day we have a "Kids Corner" that will house a bouncy castle and horse riding to ensure that there is something for all the family. We believe that your involvement on the day, would go a long way to make this event a success and all you have to do is to turn up and have tonnes of fun!! More about who we are... Schools4Change are a non-profit organisation that aims to provide education for subjugated children around the world. Our focus is orphans and females and our vision is to build self-sufficient schools around the world. Schools4change recognise the need for community education and our mission is to empower children with knowledge, skills and values that are transferrable and also lifelong. We recognise that there are inequalities and injustices around and the world but we believe that education equips individuals to fight those injustices and create opportunities for positive change. We can be certain that education is an invaluable tool; it teaches us that a unified good is the only way forward for all of us and it creates opportunities to foster dreams. We hope to provide education and opportunities to those who are less fortunate and disadvantaged through not only raising awareness and fundraising, but also liaising with other organisations such as the Wealth Project to create a school structure that sustains itself and creates enthusiasm and motivation for knowledge that will allow these individuals to help themselves, their families and their communities. Likewise, Schools4Change is governed by a team of passionate educators who synthesise ideas and are dedicated to pursuing a dream of universal education. Schools4change wholly believes that our work will go a long way to support international Millennium Development Goals, “To achieve universal primary education” and “To promote gender equality and empower women” by 2015. We hope to do this through the building and maintenance of schools in Asia and Africa. We foresee that the schools will be self-sufficient in time to come and provide the best education possible, allowing children the key to freedom. Our hope is that the schools will provide access to females and orphans but that in time we may be able to provide education and training to adults within the community. We are firm believers that the efforts of some can make a change, but the impact of many can create a legacy. Encourage and inspire change through Education… PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS AND SPREAD THE WORD... For stalls and volunteering contact Aamna on 07946668215


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***SUMMER SOUK 2012 FOR SCHOOLS4CHANGE*** Massive family fun day on 26th August @ Blakehall Road, Wanstead, E11 2QW 2-8pm SO MANY PERKS… SADDIQ FOUNDER OF D’GAF, MOHAMMED ALI FOUNDER OF PEARDROPS, ABRAR HUSSAIN FOUNDER OF LIFE OF THE WORLD, LIMZ COMEDIAN, MASSIVE RAFFLE PRIZES (£50 sanctuary voucher, £140 worth of make-over vouchers, meal for 2@caraway&d’gaf, CLOTHES, JEWELLERY AND HENNA STALLS, BOUNCY CASTLE AND AN OPPORTUNITY CREATED BY PEARDROPS TO STAR IN YOU OWN ADVERT THAT WILL BE AIRED NATIONALLY!!! FREE FOOD BOX FOR THE FIRST 65 ATTENDEES IN THE FIRST HOUR… For stalls and volunteering contact Aamna on 07946668215 Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/385594444836256/


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Assalaamu Alaikum The Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "I and the one who looks after an orphan will be in Paradise like these two" – and he gestured his middle and forefinger together. Sahih Al-Bukhari An alarming 72 million children globally do not receive any type of formal education* A further 1 in 7 young children in the poorest countries live without basic healthcare * With YOUR SUPPORT we can change this Ramadan is a great opportunity to sponsor a child, where our good deeds are multiplied without limit. We believe every child is born to fulfil their potential. Our Rainbow Family Child Sponsorship Programme helps children to realise their aspirations, providing them with individually tailored support. We take a holistic approach ensuring a child’s welfare doesn’t stop short at the basic necessities. From as little as 82p a day, you can transform a life with…

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"The advancement of opportunities to both adults and children, in the London Borough of Newham t and surrounding Boroughs through the provision sporting and educational support." Developing Minds (now East London Academy) was set up in July 1996 as a voluntary organisation to support underachieving children in Newham and provide additional support to their parents.

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We work with the community to achieve the aims of contributing to building a cohesive Community.

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