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NourDV posted a topic in Coming EventsUnarmed, unsafe unjust — let us not let this war stay unheard of! Assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatoLlahi wa barakatuhu! Nour-domestic violence is pleased and thrilled to bring you our very first event of the year: a unique seminar that we are confident will not leave you disappointed! Read on for more information with regards to this and our amazing speakers! Unfortunately with domestic abuse being a subject brushed far under the carpet, for too long, we as a community have become immune to its severity and effects. We have become hard in our hearts at the reality our people are facing today, and in becoming ignorant to these battles that take place in our homes, we have turned our backs on the oppressed — we have left them to suffer alone. This upcoming seminar will endeavour to revive this topic of domestic violence, to illustrate its severity so that we as a community may be more known to its dangers, its effects, its truth…so that we may understand why this issue needs tackling, and help. REMEBER if our ameer ul mu’mineed Caliph Mu’tasim (may Allah be pleased with him) sent 30,000 of his own soliders to rescue ONE woman, because she was about to be touched in a way no woman should ever be touched, then what are WE doing for these thousands of victims that are undergoing abuse every single day and night, whatever the form may be? Come and find out why it is your duty to eradicate this type of injustice. Come and find out why you must not think twice about assisting. Come and stand in the frontline with your brother, or sister, to let them know that they are not alone – in this battle at home. SPEAKERS Hamza Tzortzis Abdullah Hasan Sr.Khalida Haque Survivors of Domestic Violence Poet Abdullah Sharrif TOPICS Domestic Violence and Counselling Prevalence of Domestic Violence and Social Issues The Islamic Perspective Live survivor stories Poetry! LIMITED SEATS | LIGHT LUNCH SERVED Facebook Event Buy you tickets now! thebattleathome.eventbrite.com
Saracen21stC posted a topic in Political Front20 July 2012 Last updated at 13:27 GMT Muslims in Burma's Rakhine state 'abused' - Amnesty Many Rohingya have fled Rakhine in the wake of the violence in JuneContinue reading the main story Related Stories Q&A: Unrest in Burma's Rakhine state Old tensions bubble in Burma Stateless Burmese Rohingyas lament India 'hardships' Muslims in Burma's western Rakhine state have been subjected to attacks and arbitrary arrests in the weeks since communal violence erupted, Amnesty International says. A state of emergency was declared in Rakhine in June after deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. Since then, hundreds of people have been detained in the areas where Muslim Rohingya people live, a spokesman said. The government has dismissed the allegations as "groundless and biased". Win Myaing, a government spokesman for Rakhine state, told the Associated Press news agency that the claims are "totally opposite of what is happening on the ground", adding that the region was calm. But although communal violence has eased since the unrest in June, violations by the security forces appear to have increased, rights groups say. 'Rohingyas beaten' Amnesty accuses Burmese security forces as well as ethnic Rakhine Buddhist residents of assaults, unlawful killings of Muslims and the destruction of property. "Most cases have meant targeted attacks on the minority Rohingya population and they were bearing the brunt of most of that communal violence in June and they continue to bear the lion's share of the violations perpetrated by the state security forces," Amnesty researcher Benjamin Zawacki told the BBC's Viv Marsh. Continue reading the main story Q&A: Rakhine unrest Burma profile Chris Lewa, director of The Arakan Project, which focuses on Rohingyas in the region, also told our correspondent that hundreds of Rohingya Muslims had been arrested, with allegations that some had been beaten and even tortured. "Shortly after the main violence... then we start seeing a new phase of, I would say, state-sanctioned abuses, where especially in Maung Daw... we heard on a daily basis about mass arrests of Rohingya," Ms Lewa told the BBC. Reports from the group's network of sources in the area, mostly Rohingya, also said that authorities allowed Rakhine youth to assault Rohingyas in custody. The group also alleges that Burmese authorities took part in looting of shops and homes belonging to Rohingya. The Burmese authorities denied similar allegations made by Amnesty International. Some of the Rohingya Muslims arrested were held in connection with violence that erupted in Rakhine on 8 June, the day on which, observers say, violence was largely carried out by Rohingyas. The Arakan Project also says that some Rakhine, particularly those found with weapons, were arrested. It is difficult to verify any of the information provided by such sources, as journalists cannot access the area. Long-standing tension Violence between Buddhists and Muslims flared after the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman in May, followed by an attack on a bus carrying Muslims. Communal unrest continued in parts of Maung Daw as Muslims attacked Buddhist homes. Reprisal attacks then targeted Muslim homes and communities. The attacks left many dead and forced thousands of people on both sides to flee their homes. There have been long-standing tensions between Rakhine people, who are Buddhist and make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims many of whom are Rohingya. Many Rakhine Buddhists have said that much of the violence in June was carried out against them by Rohingya groups. Rohingyas say they have been forced to flee because of the violence. Earlier this month, Burma's President Thein Sein said the "solution" for the Rohingya was deportation or refugee camps. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-18921960