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What’s Going on in the Muslim World? The Yemen Crisis, and Cover up Team for Khashoggi’s Body

by in World on 5th November, 2018

1. Crisis in Yemen Worsens

Yemen is facing what the United Nations deem to be the “worlds worst humanitarian crisis”. Yemen has seen a brutal war since 2015,  Houthi rebels against a Saudi-led coalition, who are, “fighting on behalf of the internationally recognised government, a conflict that has killed at least 56,000 people”. Amongst all of this, a little girl 7-year-old Amal Hussein,  who previously has been the symbol of Yemen’s famine, after her photo was published in the New York Times, subsequently going viral, died last Thursday. A representation of the continued struggle civilians face in fighting for their lives. Read more here.

2. Khashoggi ‘cover-up team’ to dispose of his body

A recent report from a Turkish prostate Newspaper, Daily Sabah, has suggested that a Saudi group who tried to erase evidence of the body of Khashoggi.  Saudi Arabia has deployed two specialists,  “a chemist and toxicology expert to Istanbul after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The team has reportedly done so to attempt a cover-up of evidence of the killing. The team of 11 members was reportedly deployed to Istanbul October 11th just 9 days after the journalist entered the consulate to obtain paperwork for his marriage. Read the full story here.

3.  Islamophobia awareness month is upon us

We have hit Islamophobia awareness month, here are a few events happening to look out for this Month.

Date: 07 Nov 2017

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Y Plas, Cardiff University Student Union, Park Place
Cardiff, CF10 3QN United Kingdom

QM Against Prevent presents: What is Prevent?

Panel Discussion on the strategy
20th November, Bancroft 3.40, 6:30pm – 8pm

MEND Exhibit

Students’ Union Hub & Hive
20th – 24th November

Causes and Cures of Islamophobia

Speakers: Mohammad Shoaib and Aman Ali
David Sizer LT, Francis Bancroft
24th November, 6pm – 8pm

Preventing Prevent

Speakers: Malia Bouttia
27th November, GO Jones LT, 5 pm – 9 pm

QMSU and Inspirited Minds Presents: Untold Stories: Breaking the Silence

Speakers: Hassaanah Amejee, Amina Muridi, Sultan Hatab, Ahmed Entabi and Farhanah Maleque
4th December, Bancroft 1.15, 5 pm – 8 pm

Rise4Rohingya presents: Global Islamophobia

A screening of the world’s most persecuted minority
7th December, Bancroft 2.40 6pm – 9pm

For more updates visit here.

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