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Action Alerts

MEND has issued various action alerts over the years quite often to good effect, for example the correction we ascertained from The Sun newspaper for its infamous ‘1 in 5 British Muslims support Jihadis’. Have a browse through previous alerts below, some may still be relevant today.

Action Alert: Anti-BDS Bill

  Use the template below to write to your local MP explaining why the Anti-Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Bill, presented to parliament today and which aims to ban public bodies from imposing boycotts on Israeli products, is harmful to freedom of speech in Britain. ALSO, attend your...

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Challenge the hindutva inspired media reporting!

Programme title: Zee News Date of broadcast: 07/09/2022 Time of broadcast (24 hour clock): 00:00 Channel / station: Zee TV Subject: Zee News Leicester incident report breaks ofcom code Description: The news channel for Zee TV (ZeeNews) - which is on sky channel 808 - broadcast...

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Action Alert: The Rights Removal Bill

  On the 12th September, Parliament is set to debate the Bill of Rights (#RightsRemovalBill). The Rights Removal Bill will remove the rights and protection of the public while increasing the Government’s power to abuse human rights without accountability. Time is running out!  

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Action Alert: Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill

The Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill is currently in its second reading in the House of Commons. The purpose of the bill is to prohibit the sales of arms to Israel and the purchase of arms for Israel. It further seeks to make associated provisions about an inquiry in relation to Israel into the...

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Action Alert: Government plans to ban conversion therapy

The Government is currently running a consultation on its plans to ban conversion therapies. This will include targeting talking conversion therapy with a new criminal offence, thereby criminalising faith-based support for individuals struggling with their sexuality or gender identity.

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MEND Action Alert: #KillTheBill

Next week, MPs will vote on the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The Bill represents numerous harmful reforms, which, if passed, carry the power to curtail free expression, stifle dissent, and criminalise marginalised groups (especially Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities) through...

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Keir Starmer withdraws from RTP Iftaar event

According to media reports, Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party,  recently withdrew from his scheduled attendance at a Ramadan Tent Project Open Iftar event. This was following concerns that one of the organisers retweeted a tweet supporting boycotts against Israeli dates grown on...

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Genocide Recognition Debate

Al-Nu’man ibn Bashir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 5665, and Sahih...

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Parliament must act to curb genocide

Around one million Uyghur Muslims are being held in “re-education camps” in Xinjiang, China. There are daily reports of beatings, solitary confinement, sexual abuse, forced labour, torture, starvation, brainwashing, and forced sterilisation. On 22nd March Parliament will be voting on an...

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UK Trade Bill

On Tuesday 19th January, the Government narrowly won a vote in Parliament to defeat changes to the Trade Bill that would have outlawed trade deals with countries that the High Court rules are committing genocide, such as China against the Uyghur population. The Government defeated this change...

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Lord Pearson’s remarks on Sky News

On Thursday 31st October, Lord Malcolm Pearson went on national television (Sky News) to make a number of unsubstantiated, derogatory, and Islamophobic claims including: “Muslim birth rate is going up 10 times faster than ours”; “In 12 years-time, 11 local authorities, including Birmingham,...

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Far-Right Violence: New Zealand Attacks

The latest reports indicate that 50 people have already been confirmed dead in acts of far-right terrorism in Christchurch, New Zealand. These atrocities are a stark reminder of the global consequences of far-right Islamophobia and hatred which leave innocent individuals vulnerable to such...

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Further Action – Contact your MP – Ofsted Hijab

Following MEND’s action alert a few days ago, hundreds of Muslim parents have complained to Ofsted and so have teaching Unions about Amanda Spielman’s comments on questioning young Muslim girls about wearing Hijab. We are now asking you to kindly and urgently contact your MP and request they...

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Urge your MP to ‘seal’ the Royal Charter

Dear Activist, As salaamu alaykum. We are writing to request your urgent help with our campaign, together with Hacked Off, on press reform. We wrote to you a while back asking you to contact the Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, and your local MP, urging them to reject the rival Royal Charter...

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Mend Action Alert – Sun Newspaper

Assalamu Alaikum You will be aware that the man apprehended for the murder of Palmira Silva in Edmonton, north London, on Thursday 4 September, Nicholas Salvador, is reported to be a Muslim convert according to sources quoted by various newspapers.  The sources have not been verified or...

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‘6 facts on the current Gaza crisis’

1.  Two Palestinian children were shot dead by Israeli soldiers on 20 May, days before 3 Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered.  Hamas denies any involvement in the deaths of the 3 Israeli teenagers yet Israel, which began aerial strikes on Gaza within days of the bodies of the...

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Mend Action Alert – Littlejohn: Promoting anti-Muslim bigotry

Dear Activist, We hope you will have learnt of the appalling article by Richard Littlejohn on his Daily Mail page on Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad and the Muslim Research and Development Foundation. The article repeated an array of Islamophobic tropes expressing virulent anti-Muslim bigotry. The article...

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Reject the PressBoF Charter on press regulation`

Dear Activist, As-salaamu alaykum, We are writing to request your urgent assistance concerning a consultation opened by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt. Hon. Maria Miller, on the press industry’s rival royal charter, known as the PressBoF Charter. The press...

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Parliament vote on the Royal Charter Monday 18th March 2013

We are at a critical moment in the history of Press Regulation as Parliament will, this Monday, 18th March, debate proposals advanced by the Conservatives for a Royal Charter introducing a new system of press regulation.  The proposals contained in the Royal Charter do not address what we...

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Press regulation petition- Hacked Off

We wrote to you last week regarding the Leveson recommendations, asking that you contact your MP and ask them to support the full implementation of the recommendations. On our part, we are working with one of the leading campaign groups in this area Hacked Off, who are fully supportive of our...

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Leveson report and tackling anti-Muslim reporting

It’s been over a week since the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report on press reform and we are still waiting for the Government to fulfil its commitment to take the recommendations forward on a cross-party basis.  Labour and the Liberal Democrats have fully supported...

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Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

We would like to draw your attention to some recent developments on Palestine-Israel, and in the Occupied Territories, and to urge you to carry out a quick and simple task: On 24th July , EU Foreign Ministers unanimously agreed to an upgrade in EU trade relations with Israel. Despite...

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ENGAGE ‘Gaza Action Pack’

ENGAGE has prepared a number of resources for individuals to make use of to ensure that the loss of 1,400 Palestinian lives during the recent heavy bombardment of Gaza is not forgotten and any crimes committed by Israel fully investigated. Where crimes are proven to have been committed we must...

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