November 2020

An Unprecedented Settlement Expansion

The Israeli occupation authorities has opened bidding for the construction of 1,257 settlement units in the Givat HaMatos neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which was considered as an attempt to isolate Jerusalem from the West Bank and tamper with its Palestinian identity

Alhikma Films Campaign

The Sawt Alhikma Center launches the Alhikma films campaign during Nov. and Dec. of 2020, which aims to publish documentaries covering various countries of the Islamic world. Its purpose is to show positive models of tolerance and experiences of confronting hate speech.

Prejudice Against Muslims

After the Nice Attack, Muslims of France were blamed for every crime even before the details were revealed. The strongest evidence of this is found in the Avignon and Lyon incidents, which showed that Muslims were victims, not perpetrators.

International Day for Tolerance

On November 16 of each year, the world celebrates Tolerance Day to encourage tolerance, respect, dialogue, and cooperation between different cultures and religions. These are important values that the world and its future generations need.

A Muslim in the Parliament of Myanmar

Young Muslim Sithu Maung won a seat in the Parliament of Myanmar, with 80% of the vote in his Yangon constituency. He is the first Muslim to enter the Burmese Parliament in years. He pledged to eradicate discrimination and help those deprived of human rights.

Brutal Attack in Jeddah

The terrorist attack that occurred in a non-Muslim cemetery in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shows that terrorism does not represent Islam or any religious values. Islam emphasizes the sanctity and dignity of the living and the dead regardless of religion.

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Islam and Hinduism in Bangladesh

The Sawt Alhikma Center kicks off the Alhikma films campaign with a documentary from Bangladesh about students of an Islamic school in Chittagong who formed a human chain to protect the Hindu temple adjacent to their school from attacks.

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