Venue: St John’s Community Centre, 80 St John’s Road, Isleworth TW7 6RU.
Date/time: Thursday, 20 April, 8pm
Incidents of anti-Muslim abuse and attacks in public areas rose by 326% in 2015. Attacks mainly target visibly Muslim women reports Tell MAMA, the anti-Muslim hate monitoring group.
Four years ago, 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem was stabbed three times in the back by neo-Nazi Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn, Lapshyn fled the murder scene, leaving Mr Saleem with fatal wounds, and went on to embark on a campaign of terror and Mosque bombing in and around the west Midlands.
There was no media uproar or mass condemnation of neo- Nazis activities in the UK and Europe. The EDL a neo-Nazi group who was set to be a ‘Counter-Islam’ movement continues to exist, despite its openly racist narrative – it is legal in the UK and has staged anti-Muslim protests across major cities just last week.
Join us on April the 20th to hear from Maz Saleem, the daughter of Mohammed Saleem, who lost his life as a direct result of Islamophobia.
We look forward to your valuable contribution in a lively discussion on Islamophobia and the rise of the right.