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Jon Ashworth MP: Latest statement on Gaza

July 24, 2014 12:45 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Like my Leicester constituents I continue to look on in absolute dismay at the unfolding events in Gaza. The ongoing attacks on a besieged people are heartbreaking and this is no means of achieving peace in the region. As I condemned the kidnapping of Israelis I condemn the lethal indiscriminate bombing campaign that has led to the loss of so much innocent life including women and children. The way forward is to end this tragic cycle of violence and enter into negotiated settlements.

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“UK Muslim charities shift focus to local aid”

July 23, 2014 12:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

London, UK - Austerity policies that have worsened poverty in the UK are fuelling a fundamental shift in the activity of Muslim philanthropic organisations for whom charity, increasingly, begins at home. The traditional focus on giving to international causes is now being matched by growing attention to helping the needy within Britain itself.