Author Archive of Lokman

Human Faces of Al-Quds
Civil front against anti-Muslim and anti-migrant culture

A wave of violent and increasingly polemical anti-migrant demonstrations in a number of European countries has been making headlines in recent months. While the role of the far right in instigating these protests is always central, anti-migrant and anti-refugee discourses have also become accepted, actively pursued, and institutionalised by some governments and mainstream political parties. Meanwhile, amidst growing concerns regarding the ongoing

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Civil society’s role in addressing hate crime focus of OSCE/ODIHR training from 19 to 22 May 2017 in Istanbul

The International Training Session on Combating Hate Crimes organized by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the OSCE (ODIHR), the European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion (Emisco) and the Municipality of Tuzla in Istanbul ended after three days of intensive workshops and exchanges. 45 NGO representatives from 12 different countries participated in these event supported by the Center for Cross-Cultural Communication (KIM)

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EMISCO Side-Event in Warsaw HDIM 2016

EMISCO Side-Event in Warsaw HDIM 2016‏ The consequences of Islamophobic discourse in the EU As every year, EMISCO organised on 26 September a side-event during the working session on Tolerance and non-discrimination within the last Human Dimension Implementation meeting of OSCE in Warsaw. The topic was the consequences of islamophobic discourse in the European political parties. Many NGO representatives, OSCE delegations and experts took part to

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Muslim Communities and Responses to Extremism

On 24 May 2016, EMISCO organised an event at the EU Parliament in Brussels with the title Muslim Communities and Responses to Extremism. EMISCO, European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion, has for the past 6 years worked and highlighted various societal issues that Muslim communities in European Union have been facing for quite some time. These range from a widely acclaimed campaign directed towards political elite in EU (A new Democratic Europe)

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EMISCO is proud to announce the acquisition of the Participatory Status to the Council of Europe

 EMISCO is proud to announce the acquisition of the Participatory Status to the Council of EuropeEMISCO will be represented in the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe by its Secretary General Bashy Quraishy and the Director of Youth Department Fatih Filiz.http://www.coe.int/fr/web/ingo

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OSCE HDIM – Tolerance and non-discrimination including Islamophobia

OSCE HUMAN DIMENSION IMPLEMENTATION MEETING Working Session 11 Tolerance and non-discrimination including Islamophobia Warsaw, 26 September 2016   Thank You Madam Moderator, my name is Bashy Quraishy, I'm the secretary General of EMISCO, European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion. Let me first thank both Rabbi Baker and Professor Senay for highlighting the disturbing increase of anti-Semitism and islamophobia in OSCE countries. My organization

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Crucial mission for Dr. Bülent Şenay at OSCE

Dr. Bülent Şenay, Founding Member of EMISCO, has been appointed by the German Chairmanship as Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims. We are proud of him and wish the best in his new and crucial mission. [caption id="attachment_409" align="aligncenter" width="960"] On margins of OSCE ODIHR conference, Ambassador Pohl meet Dr. Senay, new OSCE CiO Representative on Combating

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Conférence – Débat : Sensibilisation à la nouvelle Europe et responsabilités académiques

En 2011, l'EMISCO (Initiative des Musulmans Européens pour la Cohésion Sociale) - en coopération avec les organisations intergouvernementales et les ONG internationales - a proposé de travailler sur le concept de la «Nouvelle Europe» comme base pour un nouveau contrat social. Depuis lors, l'EMISCO a travaillé avec ses partenaires pour formuler un programme définissant les cadres pour une Europe nouvelle, inclusive et plurielle, comme une

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Conference on New Europe and Academic Responsibilities in Gent University

  EMISCO - European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion, together with FLUX Student Association, the Belgian Think Tank ThinkOut, the Association of Young International Democrats - AYID and in cooperation with the Center for Turkish Studies of the University of Gent and with the kind support of the Presidency for Turks Abroad, held its launching Seminar on the theme; Awareness of New Europe and Academic Responsibilities! The seminar which

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