To finish off the month, we celebrated #IAM2019 – Islamophobia Awareness Month 2019 with UEA ISoc, by being on a panel of local and national organisations in Norwich; including Julie Inns Norfolk Constabulary, Professor Lee Marsden a researcher in British Muslim values, Shoaib Mohammed from Mend, and a personal account and the effects on a victim’s mental health on behalf of Inspirited Minds. It was an eye-opening event, and a true display of unity and inclusion from many different perspectives.

The take home messages from this event were:

  • Muslims can live peacefully in the west, and our values as Muslims are not so far off from British Values.
  • It is important to report any minor incident of Islamophobia as this will help with statistics of hate crime, and show a true representation of the extent of it.
  • Support anyone who has experienced any time of hate crime to report the incident or offence, and most importantly, support their wellbeing.
  • To find out more on how to report and other important information, visit: https://mend.org.uk and for more articles from us, check out: https://inspiritedminds.org.uk/?s=islamophobia

 

Meanha Begum

Meanha Begum

Meanha Begum is currently studying a degree in Islamic Psychology where she has been given the blessing to explore her passions, Islam and Psychology. She relishes in the insight of an Islamic perspective to incorporate into psychology, to help those who have never been given a chance that every devout muslim, and non muslim deserves. Which is why she considers Inspirited Minds to be a huge blessing in her life. She has been brought up in a heavy western environment, where Islam was once far from her reach, but through trials and tribulations, she has managed to come out stronger and closer to Allah than ever before. It's simply her experiences, ideas, and open nature that pushes her towards wanting to help others out of their vulnerable places, through their journey, and into happiness, with tranquil souls.

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