Category Archives: Against Racism Against Hatred

Black History Month 2015

bhm event ncl

In October, the UK will be acknowledged Black History Month (BHM) – a celebration of inspirational individuals and events that have taken place within Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

In addition to raising awareness, our “Against Racism, Against Hatred” initiative held talks, produced literature and engaged with the general public to educate them on the heritage of black African Muslims within the UK and across the globe, looking at the huge impact of Islam on these communities, as well as the struggles of racism that many of them have faced.

Allah says in the Qur’an: “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allāh is the most pious of you. Indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Acquainted.” [49:13]

This event at the Curtis auditorium in Newcastle University covered topics including Islam’s solution to racism, uniting against racism and being a black Muslim women.

Tackling Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia




IDC North East Held Ground Breaking Conference on Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia!

In recent years, we have seen a rise in anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic attacks which have led to several convictions. It is essential that Muslims, Jews, people of all faiths and none stand up and proactively challenge such behaviour. IDC North East believe the most effective way to do this is through education and engagement.

IDC arranged for a panel of distinguished speakers to speak on the topic, explore possible solutions and answer questions in what promises to be a truly ground breaking event. The panel of guest speakers includes:

  • Grace Dunn (Anne Frank Trust)
  • Laura Pidcock (Show Racism the Red Card)
  • Abdul  Basith (Imam of Newcastle Central Mosque)
  • Cllr Alyas Karmani (IDC Trustee)
  • Abdur Raheem Green (International Speaker)

The event took place on 21st May 2015, 6:00pm until 8:30pm at Club 206 Suite, St James’ Park Football Stadium,.

The Event in the Evening Chronicle

A Message from Grace Dunn