Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 12 has been published by IPSC. 
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Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 12 has been published in 112 pages and 7 articles in  English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).
 

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The Rise of Islamophobia in Great Britain
September 26, 2016 – 07:24 | No Comment

The Rise of Islamophobia in Great Britain

Mehreen Amjad

In recent months there has been an astonishing rise in hate crimes against the Muslim community. In the UK alone it has been reported that attacks on British Muslims has risen by over 300% since the attacks in Paris on the 13th November 2015 according to Tell MAMA .

The statistics demonstrate that the victims have predominately been Muslim women aged 14-35 all of whom were wearing some form of Muslim attire. The most worrying aspect of these statistics is that these attacks have taken place in public with many witnesses present. Some attacks also involved children accompanying the victims. The attacks were predominately carried out by white males aged 15-35.

On the 13th September 2016 a heavily pregnant 34 year old Muslim women was attacked outside the co-op shop in Milton Keynes. The attack was so brutal that she was kicked in the stomach resulting in her miscarrying. Reports have suggested that the attack was racially motivated.  The race of the victim was never mentioned and her religion has been kept discreet. The attack on the young “Muslim” women demonstrates the role the media has played in causing increasing division within Britain. The crime was not racially motivated but was in fact a hate crime towards a Muslim women dressed in Islamic attire. Ignoring these key facts simply excuses the perpetrator for his political and social stance for which he and others like him should be held accountable for.

The headline by the Evening Standard states “Pregnant woman loses baby after ‘devastating’ racist attack”. This headline is misleading and offensive to all those who have fallen victim to the rise of Islamophobia. The headline misses out key points which contributed to the attack. The attack was in fact an act of terrorism against a heavily pregnant Muslim women resulting in the murder of her unborn child. The reality is that British Muslims are facing an explosion of faith based crimes against them which has increased post Brexit.

The complicit behaviour of many members of the public is a matter of concern, we as fellow human beings have a moral responsibility of helping those who are in need or those who are being persecuted. Do we as the public have a social responsibility in intervening when these attacks take place or do we silently watch the abuse of another?

The moral compass seems to have moved in regards to how British Muslims are perceived which will result in further alienation and growing resentment amongst different communities. Are we regressing towards the 1958 race riots in London which demonstrated that division and aggravation can only lead to chaos and unwanted casualties? Is there a possibility that the Brexit vote has awoken a sleeping monster? Online propaganda has increased significantly making it easier for far right groups to spread their warped ideology.

Growing up in the United Kingdom I never felt a sense of alienation. The neighbour to my right was a lovely Jewish lady that left her keys with us every time she would go on holiday. The neighbour to my left was an academic English family that took great pride in their home. We would often all gather outside our homes and discuss the weather, politics and what we were going to cook in the evening. Life was simple their race or religion was irrelevant, what was relevant was that they were my neighbour’s and that we shared mutual respect for one another.

 

How have we managed to segregate and dehumanise one another, it’s almost becoming the norm to accept violence against another based on their religion in modern day Britain.  When did the concept of freedom become a means of oppressing another? These are questions we need to address in order to tackle the wave of violence that is slowly poisoning our society

 

 

Kashmir – A non-democratic state in the biggest democracy in the World
August 28, 2016 – 11:43 | No Comment
Kashmir – A non-democratic state in the biggest democracy in the World

Mehreen Amjad
 
Kashmir has been a centre of dispute since  1947 after India and Pakistan sought independence. Mahraja Hari Singh who was the ruler of Kashmir was unable to a make a swift decision on whether …

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 12 has been published by IPSC. 
February 4, 2016 – 10:32 | No Comment
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 12 has been published by IPSC. 

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 12 has been published in 112 pages and 7 articles in  English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).
 

To download the Electronic version of the journal click here.
To order a hardcopy email …

Statement on the martyrdom of Ayatullah Shahid Nimr Baqr al-Nimr
January 3, 2016 – 09:48 | No Comment
Statement on the martyrdom of Ayatullah Shahid Nimr Baqr al-Nimr

“And whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir authority.” (Holy Qur’an 17:31)
The unjust martyrdom of the freedom-seeking scholar, Ayatullah Shahid Nimr Baqr al-Nimr is a great calamity for freedom seekers across the world.

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 11 has been published by IPSC
August 6, 2015 – 23:07 | No Comment
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 11 has been published by IPSC

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 11 has been published in 152 pages and 7 articles in  English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).

Dr Safavi’s full interview with the the Telegraph on the Iranian nuclear case, Takfiri terrorist’s (ISIS), and the problem of Islamophobia and radicalism in Europe.
April 13, 2015 – 18:28 | No Comment
Dr Safavi’s full interview with the the Telegraph on the Iranian nuclear case, Takfiri terrorist’s (ISIS), and the problem of Islamophobia and radicalism in Europe.

This is the text of the full interview of Dr Salman Safavi with Colin Freeman from the Telegraph, some segments of which were published by the Telegraph in two parts on the 27th of March 2015 …

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 10 has been published by IPSC
March 18, 2015 – 20:00 | No Comment
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 10 has been published by IPSC

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal Volume 10 has been published in 218 pages and 9 articles in Persian and English by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC).

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal International Journal for Peace and Security Studies Number 9 – 2014
December 2, 2014 – 19:35 | No Comment
Just Peace Diplomacy Journal  International Journal for Peace and Security Studies  Number 9 – 2014

Just Peace Diplomacy Journal
International Journal for Peace and Security Studies
Number 9 – 2014
International Peace Studies Centre – IPSC

The ninth volume of Just Peace Diplomacy Journal, an International Journal for Peace and Security Studies has been published by the International Peace Studies Centre (IPSC) in the UK and Middle East. Just Peace Diplomacy Journal is a peer reviewd bilingual journal, published in …

Sykes-Picot Agreement and the continuing Middle East crisis in Interview with Dr Adib-Moqadam
August 28, 2014 – 01:20 | No Comment
Sykes-Picot Agreement and the continuing Middle East crisis  in Interview with Dr Adib-Moqadam

IPSC: The Sykes-Picot Agreement has been instrumental in drawing the political map and security order of the  Middle East for the past century, recently ISIS has rejected it and labelled it as a “Religious Heresy”, …

  The ISIS and The Iraq Crisis roots and solutions in Interview with Professor William Beeman
July 26, 2014 – 03:17 | No Comment
  The ISIS and The Iraq Crisis roots and solutions in Interview with Professor William Beeman

International Peace Studies Center (IPSC)
William Beeman, is professor and chair of Anthropology at the university of Minnesota and an expert on Middle East for more than 40 years. He was formerly Professor of Anthropology and …

Key Factors Driving Iraq’s ISIL Crisis
July 16, 2014 – 01:15 | No Comment
Key Factors Driving Iraq’s ISIL Crisis

Abdollah Ghanbarloo
Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Political Thought and International Relations, IHCS
The lightning advance of the ISIL terrorists in Iraqhas caused a new wave of national security problems in Iraq and a big threat …

The Religious Foundations of the Edicts by Shi’ite Jurists Prohibiting Weapons of Mass Destruction
June 18, 2014 – 03:05 | No Comment
The Religious Foundations of the Edicts by Shi’ite Jurists Prohibiting Weapons of Mass Destruction

 The following is a summary of a paper presented by Ayatollah Abolqasem Alidoost at the conference on “Nuclear Jurisprudence” in Tehran March 2014

Introduction
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are a relatively new phenomena in international affairs, and …

IPSC: Kerry calls Zarif
December 18, 2013 – 23:32 | No Comment
IPSC: Kerry calls Zarif

Tehran, Dec 16,  – The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that US Secretary of State John Kerry has called his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

IPSC: Zarif: Iran to participate in Geneva 2 with no precondition, if invited
December 18, 2013 – 23:27 | No Comment
IPSC: Zarif: Iran to participate in Geneva 2 with no precondition, if invited

Tehran, Dec 16, The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to participate in Geneva II Conference on Syria with no precondition, if it is invited to the gathering, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on …

Iran’s deputy FM Araqchi considers new US Treasury sanctions against the Geneva deal
December 14, 2013 – 03:19 | No Comment
Iran’s deputy FM Araqchi considers new US Treasury sanctions against the Geneva deal

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs criticized the United States for placing further bans on yet another group of Iranian nationals and companies, despite the Geneva deal. Araqchi said that …

Iran: The Foreign ministers of Russia and Iran discussed growing cooperation between the two countries
December 13, 2013 – 17:24 | No Comment
Iran: The Foreign ministers of Russia and Iran discussed growing cooperation between the two countries

The Foreign Ministers of Iran and Russia agreed on the need maintaining the long established friendly ties between the two countries.
Zarif and  Lavrov stressed on the need for the continued cooperation and consultation of the …