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Tributes to faith leader Syed Faiyazuddin Ahmad

July 18, 2014 7:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Tributes have been paid to a respected faith leader who dedicated his life to improving community relations in Leicester. Syed Faiyazuddin Ahmad, of Kimberley Road, Stoneygate, died on Tuesday, aged 80, at the Loros hospice, following a battle with cancer. Mr Ahmad was a founder member of the Leicester Council of Faiths in the 1980s, a former chairman and an honorary life member for his contribution to community relations.  Mr Ahmad was a trustee of the Islamic Foundation in Markfield for many years and is recognised for his contributions in the UK and abroad.

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@SadiqKhan MP, on the spiral of violence in Gaza

July 17, 2014 3:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

"The people of Gaza have the right to live in peace and safety, just as Israelis have the right not to live in constant fear for their safety and that of their families. Almost all the casualties so far have been Palestinian civilians, a fifth of whom were children. Religion and nationality aside, all lives are equal - the life of a Palestinian child is worth no less than the life of an Israeli child. The rapidly growing death toll on both sides risks fuelling yet more extremism and conflict, and this will no doubt only lead to further suffering in the region.

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Jon Ashworth supports the Ramadhan food drive

July 15, 2014 3:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

On Saturday 19 July the Federation of Muslim Organisations will be holding a food collection drive.

This food drive is in association with the Islamic Society of Britain, LIA Relief Trust and Madani Schools Federation.

Speaking before the event, Jon said:

“I would like to thank the Federation of Muslim Organisations and the other organisations for putting in place this important food drive. I know from experience that there are people in my Constituency that will benefit from this event, and for this I am thankful.”