SCORCHED EARTH: THEN and NOW - Syrian conflict awareness event
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- 22nd July 2012 #1
SCORCHED EARTH: THEN and NOW - Syrian conflict awareness event396016_10151115830392931_1322683828_n.jpgFor the past 18 months, the region of Shaam has seen a barrage of bloodshed and suffering in Syria after uprisings against a tyrannical regime. People are losing their loved ones in ongoing brutal and unmentionable killings and Bashar al-Assad’s forces still rock the towns of Baba Amr, Homs and Aleppo. It is as if history has repeated itself, just like the Hama massacre in 1982 where Hafiz al-Assad sanctioned the killings of an estimated 40,000 civilians. It is currently a humanitarian crisis.
SCORCHED EARTH: THEN and NOW
The Syrian Conflict: an evening of awareness
SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2012 – 5:45pm till 8:15pm
Gladstone Park Community Centre, Bourges Boulevard, PE1 2AN
Dr Uthman Lateef (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Paul Conroy (The Sunday Times)
But why does Syria hold such a lofty status and importance for the Muslim Ummah? When did this conflict begin, and why? What are the Alawites, and who exactly are the Free Syrian Army? Who can we trust amongst the wave of conspiratorial theorising, and what can we do as a community to help those in suffering?
All of these questions (and more) will be answered in our Ramadhan event. Join us in an evening of Qur’an recitation, words from local leaders of the community, astonishing eyewitness accounts from those who have returned from Syria, video presentations and charity fundraising on behalf of Islamic Relief’s aid campaign.
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