Archive for January, 2010

Cartoon exhibition – ME conflict

January 19, 2010

UK Friends of the Bereaved Families Forum (FBFF) invite you to

Cartooning in Conflict

International editorial cartoonists explore the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Monday 11th January to Sunday 24th January, daily 10am-5pm.

Members of the Parents Circle-Families Forum will be present at the opening and daily until January 19th between 10am-12 and 3-5pm.

Cartooning in Conflict offers the singular perspective of forty renowned artists, including: Pullitzer Prize winner Pat Oliphant and Jim Morin, syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Danziger and The New Yorker’s Liza Donnelly, as well as such celebrated international artists as No Rio of Japan, Plantu of France, El-Roto of Spain, and Cathy Wilcox of Australia. The exhibit previously visited Israel, Spain and Italy. Co-presented by Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF), a grassroots organization of Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost loved ones in the region’s conflict, Christian Aid and World Vision.


The tragic case of Akmal Shaikh

January 1, 2010

The Akmal Shaikh case is very tragic. May I request all those Muslim brothers and sisters who were moved by it to campaign equally for other cases of injustice, irrespective of the victim’s faith or religion. A good way to start is by supporting the work of organisations like Amnesty International and Reprieve, since this is precisely what they do. The Prophet (pbuh) taught, “Beware of the prayer of the oppressed, for there is no veil between it and God,” and he was certainly not talking about oppressed *Muslims* only, unlike many of us today.