Press Releases

OIC challenged over failure to stand up for Palestinian Rights

Embargoed until 00.01 (UTC +3), 14 August 2022 Various NGOs and Civil Society networks write Open Letter to the Secretary General NGOs and Civil Society Networks from Europe, Asia, North America and Africa[1] have signed an open letter[2] to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation criticising their silence over the recent attacks on Palestinians and their increasing silence over the issue of Palestine. The letter, organised by the Decolonial International Network and the Universal Justice Network, is co-signed by dozens of…

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Press Release: Pakistani leaders sign historic anti-sectarianism declaration

Muslim scholars from Pakistan have signed a historic agreement condemning sectarianism. Muslim scholars from Pakistan have signed a historic agreement condemning sectarianism. and vowing to remove it as a cause of conflict in the violence-stricken country. Meeting in the Turkish seaside resort of Bodrum under the auspices of the UJN the scholars, who represent all of Pakistan’s major Islamic sects and tendencies, agreed to come together to tackle religious intolerance in the interests of Muslim unity. Brought together by the…

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Press Release: Egypt – Istanbul to host Egyptian crisis meeting

UJN facilitates meeting with IHRC in UK and Malaysia, Citizens International Istanbul is to play host to an important gathering to discuss and suggest ways out of the political crisis in Egypt. Titled “Egypt: The Way forward”, the meeting is being convened by the Universal Justice Network (UJN), through its two secretariats, the UK-based Islamic Human Rights Commission, and Malaysia based, Citizens International, and the  will feature prominent Islamic and Arab activists. They include Egypt’s Salma Ashraf, a political activist…

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Forwarded Press Release from Citizens International

STOP THE MASS KILLINGS IN EGYPT Joint statement by Citizens International, MAPIM, Universal Justice Network (UJN) and SHURA on the mass killings of peaceful protesters in Egypt by the Military We strongly condemn the mass murder by the Egyptian army and police of people protesting peacefully against the military coup in Egypt and for the restoration of democracy. More than 250 protesters have been killed according to official sources but the death toll according to those on the ground is…

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PRESS RELEASE: Hold on to the rope of Allah

Universal Justice Network wishes all Muslims in Malaysia a happy and spiritually meaningful Eid al Fitr. Millions of Muslims have answered Allah’s command and completed the fast during the whole of Ramadhan and performed prayers and supplications to bring us closer to Him. Ramadhan is a month of reflection, examining our condition to see whether we are following our Creator’s commandments – doing good and avoiding evil. Fasting symbolises the unity of the Ummah and our submission to Allah. We…

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PRESS RELEASE: Human rights activists travel to Indonesia to address issues of unity

  A Universal Justice Network [1] delegation of human rights activists, led by Citizens international (Malaysia) and Islamic Human Rights Commission (UK) are on their way to Indonesia amid concerns of disunity and violence emerging in the historically tolerant country. There have recently even been scenes of inter-Muslim sectarian violence. The delegation, with its local partners, will be meeting ministers and NGOs to discuss progress and unity for the nation, its diverse communities and the region. It also hopes to…

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PRESS RELEASE: Belgium – Statement on the sectarian arson attack on a mosque in Brussels

An attacker, armed with a knife and an axe, entered the Rida mosque in Brussels and proceeded to douse the mosque in flammable liquid before setting it on fire. As a result of the attack, the Imam of the mosque, Abdallah Dadou, a father of four, was killed from smoke inhalation while trying to put out the flames. This attack sets a very dangerous precedent as it sets the standard for this kind of violent sectarian acts taking place between…

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New report: Report on Fact-Finding Mission in Egypt

Published October 2011 / 16pp / Islamic Human Rights Commission / Free Download Between 7th and 11th March in 2011, the London secretariat of the Universal Justice Network (UJN) sent a delegation to Egypt on a fact-finding mission during the ‘Islamic awakening’. The delegation included IHRC chair and representative of the London secretariat of UJN Massoud Shadjareh, IHRC campaigns officer Salma Ashraf, member of UJN and elected Imam of the Islamic Centre of Washington Mohamed al-Asi, and representative of the Malaysian…

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