UK Parliament votes to recognize Palestine

Parliament today took the historic decision to recognize the state of Palestine. The vote was won by 274 to 12 after a lengthy debate in the House of Commons. The motion passed stated: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.” The initial motion proposed by Grahame Morris MP was …

Recognising the State of Palestine debate

Dear Readers, On Monday 13 October the House of Commons will debate an important motion calling on the Government to recognise the state of Palestine. The motion to be debated and, crucially, voted upon, by MPs states: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.” Support for statehood recognition – Labour: Palestinian statehood has been acknowledged as a ‘right’ by …

MEND Action Alert – THE SUN NEWSPAPER

Assalamu Alaikum You will be aware that the man apprehended for the murder of Palmira Silva in Edmonton, north London, on Thursday 4 September, Nicholas Salvador, is reported to be a Muslim convert according to sources quoted by various newspapers.  The sources have not been verified or corroborated, for example, the Imam who presided over the conversion ceremony has not been identified or spoken about the alleged conversion to Islam …

Action Alert – Disgraced British journalist insults the Prophet (SAW)

British Muslims are used to regular attacks by Islamophobes posing as sub-standard journalists but disgraced Katie Hopkins’ latest outburst has hit a new low and offended thousands of British Muslims.  She made vile and false accusations in a tweet against the Prophet Muhammad (saw), a copy of the screen shot is above. This ’new low’ for Katie comes just weeks after she tweeted messages about cupcakes and guns during Ramadan disparaging Muslims who …

Gaza crisis action alert  

‘6 facts on the current Gaza crisis’  1.  Two Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli soldiers on 20 May, days before 3 Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered.  Hamas denies any involvement in the deaths of the 3 Israeli teenagers yet Israel, which began aerial strikes on Gaza within days of the bodies of the teenagers being found, has used the deaths as a pretext to collectively punish Gazans …

Littlejohn: Promoting anti-Muslim bigotry

Dear Activist, We hope you will have learnt of the appalling article by Richard Littlejohn on his Daily Mail page on Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad and the Muslim Research and Development Foundation. The article repeated an array of Islamophobic tropes expressing virulent anti-Muslim bigotry. The article is a pertinent reminder of why a self-regulator with strong powers to curtail ‘prejudicial or pejorative references to race [and] religion’ is fundamental to restraining …

Urge your MP to ‘seal’ the Royal Charter

Dear Activist, As salaamu alaykum. We are writing to request your urgent help with our campaign, together with Hacked Off, on press reform. We wrote to you a while back

Reject the PressBoF Charter on press regulation`

Dear Activist, As-salaamu alaykum, We are writing to request your urgent assistance concerning a consultation opened by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt. Hon. Maria Miller, on the press industry’s rival royal charter, known as the PressBoF Charter. The press industry, led by newspaper groups Associated Newspapers, Express Newspapers, Trinity Mirror, News international and Telegraph Media Group, have devised a rival Charter which falls far short …

Parliament vote on the Royal Charter Monday 18th March 2013

We are at a critical moment in the history of Press Regulation as Parliament will, this Monday, 18th March, debate proposals advanced by the Conservatives for a Royal Charter introducing a new system of press regulation.  The proposals contained in the Royal Charter do not address what we consider to be key recommendations by Lord Justice Leveson to tackle media reporting on Muslims and other minorities – Recommendations 11 and …

Press regulation petition- Hacked Off

We wrote to you last week regarding the Leveson recommendations, asking that you contact your MP and ask them to support the full implementation of the recommendations. On our part, we are working with one of the leading campaign

Leveson report and tackling anti-Muslim reporting

It’s been over a week since the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report on press reform and we are still waiting for the Government to fulfil its commitment to take the

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

We would like to draw your attention to some recent developments on Palestine-Israel, and in the Occupied Territories, and to urge you to carry out a quick and simple task:

Action Alert – Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel

As of this week the General Synod of the Church of England will meet and will, during the course of its sitting, vote on a very important private members’ motion proposed by

ENGAGE 'Gaza Action Pack'

ENGAGE has prepared a number of resources for individuals to make use of to ensure that the loss of 1,400 Palestinian lives during the recent heavy bombardment of Gaza is

Pocket Guide to Media and Politics

You can download the ENGAGE pocket guide to media and politics by clicking here.