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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.”

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Letter from Jon Ashworth MP on the Gaza crisis

July 15, 2014 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We recently wrote to Jon Ashworth MP (Leicester South) with our concerns over the escalation of violence against the people of Gaza.

We received a reply from Jon which is attached below.

We will continue to press our local MP's to make representation to the Government to do all possible to seek an end to the violence and bring about a resumption of peace talks towards a lasting peace in that region.

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FMO Radio Ramadhan 102.5 | Ramadhan Message 2014

July 13, 2014 11:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

FMO Radio Ramadhan 102.5 | Ramadhan Message

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Assalamu Alaykum Wr Wbr

Dear respected Listeners,

We pray that you’re well and in the best of health and as we meet the midway point of the blessed month of Ramadhan it is full of ibadah and spirituality.

Jazak Allah Khayr firstly for listening across the globe and contributing to our annual broadcast. Our thanks extend to our presenters, volunteers, affiliates, associates and sponsors without whom the broadcast would not be possible each year.

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Remembering the victims of Srebrenica

July 10, 2014 11:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today, 11 July, marks the 19th anniversary of the massacres in Srebrenica in 1995, when more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered in Srebrenica by Serbian paramilitary forces. 

During the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica was declared a UN Safe Area in 1993, under the supervision of the United Nations Protection Force.

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Statement on Gaza

July 9, 2014 11:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) is saddened and appalled by the tragic events in Gaza which have seen almost 80 Palestinians dead and counting as a result of the brutal and disproportionate Israeli assault on Gaza.

Over 500 people have also been injured and amongst the dead have been Palestinian women and children with eight members of the same family – including five children – killed in an air strike on two homes in Khan Younis, south of Gaza.