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Friday, 10 October 2008

Sarajevo attack criticised

European parliamentarians have condemned the recent attacks on organisers of and participants in the Sarajevo Queer Festival by a homophobic mob, some of them Muslims

“The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly also drew attention to the discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Pink News tells us.

The Assembly has called on the authorities to “ensure their protection and promptly and thoroughly investigate any attacks against them and bring those responsible to justice”.

The first gay festival in Bosnia came under attack last month. Read the full story here.

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Anonymous said...


"Footballers support DVD campaign to combat Islamophobia

SHOW Racism the Red Card will be launching their brand new DVD and education pack 'Islamophobia' at Newcastle United FC grounds. The launch will tale place on Monday at St James’ Park with over 100 teachers, head teachers, council officials and voluntary sector workers who are interested in educating against Islamophobia.

...The National Union of Teachers, Northern Rock Foundation, and Newcastle City Council Unity Programme have sponsored the work which will also include a programme of workshops on the subject delivered by Show Racism the Red Card into local secondary schools.

Throughout the day there will be key speeches from funders and experts; during the morning there will be a carousel of workshops which will educate about the resources, provide an opportunity to ask members of the Islamic Diversity Centre in Newcastle questions about Islam and hear the experiences of some local young people. During the afternoon the film will be screened and there will be an opportunity to ask questions about the resource.

Many of the young people who feature on the DVD will be in attendance and will be presented with goody bags for their input."