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SEXUAL HEALTH & AIDS

HIV cases 'continue to increase'
The number of people with HIV in the UK has risen by more than 5,000 in a year, statistics show..
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External link: BBC

AIDS awareness in sermons
The most effective way to raise awareness on AIDS is through Friday sermons. More


Naz Project London (NPL) benefits from pioneering coinvestment
Naz Project London, which provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services to Black and minority ethnic (BME) communities has been selected to benefit from a pioneering investment collaboration. More

YEMEN: Religious leaders discuss anti-aids strategies.
A four-day meeting of religious leaders in the Yemeni capital of Sana was part of a programme to involve religious leaders in raising awareness and breaking the silence about HIV/AIDS in the Arab world. More

EVENTS LOG

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: With Arabic Language Support
Don’t Know How To Use a computer? Want to Start Learning About It? Join 'Migrant Resource Centre' for free beginners classes on Wednesdays 10:00 -12:00 (free crèche) and Fridays 10:30-12:30. at 24 Churton Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2LP.
Tel: 0207 834 66 50
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OPEN DAY & SALE:
Workshop & Company

An opportunity to:

Find out about 'Routes to Employment' and exciting new project 'Pathways to Learning'.
Buy unique products made by Workshop & Company members.

There will be 2 information sessions / tours of the building. If you would like to join one please arrive for 2 pm or 3 pm.
Venue: 26 Newman Street, W1T 1PW, Thursday 18th August 2005
12.00 to 5.30 p.m. Further info call 020 8746 5769

SUMMER FESTIVAL: St Mary’s open to community
St Mary’s invites you for a sneaky peak at one of London’s most hospitals. There are attractions for everyone: a special celebrity appearance, kids entertainers, a bouncy castle, stalls, competitions and the chance to find out about career opportunities at St Mary’s. Visit our museum, tour an theatre and get a health check with the Occupational Health Team. Sit back and enjoy the live and on offer.
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OLDER SOHO/WEST END RESIDENT’S:
First Health Fair
Would You Like To Speak To: -- Community Police GP -- Service Reps -- Pharmacists -- Dieticians -- Pals -- Podiatrists -- Westminster City -- And more ? Then come along to Soho Centre For Health And Care in Frith Street on 20th September 2005 10am to 4pm. Organised by Westminster Primary Care Trust.
Poster

FREE DROP IN CRÈCHE: For migrant and refugee families
Come along and leave your child to have fun and play for 3 hours with the Migrants Resource Center in London SW1
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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Community public meeting
Discuss future plans on Thursday 2 June 2005 at 6.45pm in Kensington Town Hall. Arranged by The Patient and Public Involvement Forum for the Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust.
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WESTMINSTER CARERS FAIR: Health, Learning and Leisure
Varied information stalls and complementary therapies, fun activities like quizzes - with prizes galore.
Find out more about:

  • Affordable opportunities for fun activity
  • The Expert Patient Programme
  • Opportunities for learning – including individual professional guidance
  • Looking after your health as a carer – including injury prevention
  • Getting a break from Caring.

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THREE WORLDS GREAT MEETING: Refugee access to information day
Occurs 25th June 2005, catering for Turkish, Kurdish, Somali and Latin American communities. Organised by

  • Refugee Worker`s Cultural Association
  • Ifteen Somali Women`s Association
  • Latin America Advisory Commitee

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The London Central MosqueTrust & the Islamic Cultural Centre (ICC) is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

WELCOME ADDRESS
By Director General Dr. Ahmad Al-Dubayan and Dr. Yunes Teinaz
'Dear visitor, we greet you with Assalamu Alaikum (peace be unto you) and extend a warm welcome to the ICC Services website. The mission of the Islamic Cultural Centre lies inu serving the whole of society.
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FSA - Warning about drinking water described as Zam Zam

As Muslims observe Ramadan, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is reminding people to avoid drinking bottled water described or labelled as Zam Zam water. This is because tests have shown such water sold in the UK, or brought into the UK as a personal import, to contain high levels of arsenic or nitrates.
Zam Zam water is sacred to Muslims and comes from a specific source in Saudi Arabia. The FSA has consulted on this issue with its Muslim Organisations Working Group (comprising representatives from Muslim community groups and companies involved with the production of halal food) which advises the Agency on foods appropriate for Muslim faith groups.
Under Saudi law Zam Zam water cannot legally be exported for commercial sale. Any water on sale that is labelled as Zam Zam in the UK is therefore of uncertain origin. Muslims need to be aware of the health risks associated with drinking this water.
Tests carried out on water described as Zam Zam in the UK over the past few years, including water brought into the country as a personal import, have indicated the presence of arsenic at almost three times the legal limit.
This could contribute to increasing people’s risk of cancer. People should consider avoiding drinking any water described as Zam Zam as there is no completely safe level of arsenic in water - the more arsenic consumed the greater the risk. However, if anyone has occasionally drunk small amounts of such water the risk to health for adults and older children would be very low.
Infants may also be sensitive to the level of nitrate present so we do not recommend that they are given the water to drink.

LINKS - (PDF - ANF water lebel) (PDF - FSA health advice)

Arabic

http://www.islammessage.com/articles.aspx?cid=1&acid=91&pg=9&aid=4212

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Ramadan Fasting and Muslim Patients

BY: Shahid Athar, M.D.  FACP, FACE

Muslims world wide observe total fasting (no food or water) between dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan. They do so not for losing weight or any medical benefit, but as it is ordained in  Quran which says.
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you, as it was prescribed for those before you "

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warmwell.com
" If the media in general floundered in their attempts to understand what was going on, at least one comprehensive

Mary Critchley
source of information has been available to anyone wanting to follow in detail the convolutions of this latest episode....... Read more

Links
http://www.warmwell.blogspot.com/
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When is halal meat not halal meat?

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Seminar on Women Rights in Islam

Seminar on women' rights on sexuality marriage and health in Islam invitation flyer 29_06_09 doc final Click here!

Seminar on WRSMH in Islam Booking Form documents

Seminar on women's Rights Programme Agenda

NEWS & EVENTS

AUGUST 4 - Child Abuse
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FUMG):
Summer Holidays Are For Fun - Not Pain

Metropolitan Police & partner organisations inform parents/carers that 2003 Act makes it illegal to arrange FGM inside or outside the UK. They will safeguard any girl believed to be at risk and prosecute offenders.

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JULY 26 - Work practices
MODEL FOR MOSQUES:
ICC & Workplace Health Connect assess Health and Safety needs

Workplace Health Connect gains "...valuable experience which has allowed Workplace Health Connect to construct a model which could be used by all London based Mosques...." and thanks Dr Yunes Teinaz, Hackney Principal Environmental Health Officer and advisor to the Director General of the ICC.

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MARCH 30 - EVENT
ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM:
North East Region

Speakers include Dr Yunes Teinaz on Review of Illegal Meat Trade in the UK, Stephen Airey and Hazel Gowland. Britannia Hotel, Newcastle Airport - 5th to 7th April 2006.
Delegate Fees
All Sessions - £100.00 per day. Discount for CIEH Members attending 2 Sessions (Not transferable)
Students
£30.00 per day / £75.00 for 3 Days
Dinner
£15 per person (Incl Ceilidh and hot buffet)

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View the Lecture delivered by Dr Yunes Teinaz:
Review Of The Illegal Meat Trade In The UK April 2006..

FEBRUARY 7 - MEDIA
A DAY IN THE LIFE:
Dr Yunes Teinaz

Dr Yunes Teinaz must be the only EHP in the country whose boss was once offered £20,000 to fire him and whose closest colleague was offered £100,000 to arrange his death.

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JANUARY 12 - REGULATIONS
SAFER FOOD, BETTER BUSINESS: Changes in aw
Do you know that the food Law is changing? From 1 January 2006, food businesses must have a written Food Safety Management System. The Food Standards Agency has developed a pack called Safer Food, Better Business, which will help you comply with the Law. Using this pack will save you having to write your own system. It is jargon free - and easy to use.
More External link FSA

JANUARY 8 - DIET
BONE WEAKNESS: Vitamin D deficiency link
Source: The Guardian
James Meikle in the Guardian reports on a study conducted at Southampton general hospital that has found evidence of bone weakness in children whose mothers had low levels of vitamin D. The research, published in the Lancet, said that pregnant women who had taken supplements or were exposed to higher levels of sunlight were less likely to be short of the vitamin D, calling for trials on giving supplements to pregnant women. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists however warned that pregnant women should not take extra vitamin D unless advised to do so by their doctor.

JANUARY 8 - DISEASE
TURKEY BIRD FLU: officials sent to deaths site
Source: Financial Times
It is reported that Turkey has sent additional resources and personnel to areas in the East of the country stricken by bird flu following the deaths of two children in a suspected outbreak of H5N1, the deadliest form of the disease. In the UK, the government has said that four million doses of anti-flu treatment have been stockpiled, with the reserve growing by 800,000 doses a month. A health spokesman in the UK said there was no cause for alarm and that the level of risk had not changed as there was no human-to-human transmission involved in the two cases.

JANUARY 8 - DISEASE
MENINGITIS MILK: Baby milk firms 'failing to warn' of risk
Source: Daily Mail

Tom Kelly of the Daily Mail reports that companies that make powered baby milk have been accused of failing to warn parents of a potentially fatal bug that can cause meningitis. Several babies in Europe and the US have died after drinking milk contaminated with the bacteria enterobacter sakazakii. The bacteria, which can spark meningitis or severe gut infections, can be destroyed by mixing powered milk with water heated to at least 70C however this advice is not printed on powdered milk cans or cartons. Patti Rundall of Baby Milk Action said "It's nearly four years since this specific problem came to public attention with the case of a five-year-old baby in Belgium in march 2002", expressing her shock that manufacturers have still failed to tackle the problem.
More External link: Daily Mail

 

JANUARY 4 - IMMIGRATION
'SEX FOR VISA': Inquiry into claims
COURTESY BBC
The Home Office is investigating a claim that immigration officials have granted visas to foreign nationals in exchange for sex. 'The Sun' newspaper reported the allegation by a former administration officer at the Lunar House immigration processing centre in Croydon, south London.
More
External link: BBC

JANUARY 3 - DISEASE
CANCER DRUG ASSESSMENT: 'Speed up' urged

COURTESY BBC
Campaigners have called for a fast-track assessment of a new breast cancer drug which may help save lives. A global study found Femara (letrozole) was of most benefit to women at highest risk of the cancer returning, the New England Journal of Medicine reported.
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NOVEMBER 1 - PUBLIC SAFETY
BIRD FLU BRIEFING: How to stay informed

Information on flu, particularly on Avian flu and a potential Pandemic Flu, is changing daily and for detailed up to date information it is best to check on the following websites that are updated regularly.
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Related link
How Bird Flu spread BBC NEWS

TRADING IN BUSHMEAT: Is New Legislation Needed?
Courtesy J. OF CRIMINAL LAW
By John Pointing
Food safety professionals are becoming increasingly concerned about the number of serious food offences carried out by organised criminals.
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J. OF CRIMINAL LAW available from Vathek Publishing

ORGANIC BRITAIN:
Food scam exposed
Courtesy The Observer
Britain's organic food revolution was facing its first serious test last night after an Observer investigation revealed disturbing levels of fraud within the industry.
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THANKS:
for services to UK Muslim community
Courtesy EHN
Will Hatchett editor of EHN and Stuart Spear, editor of EHU have been acknowledged for their help in securing enforcement against illegal activities in the minority ethnic meat trade,
EHN Article

ILLEGAL DYE RECALLED: Found in Rajah curry powder
Courtesy FSA

ouBE International Foods is withdrawing batches of Rajah curry powder after finding it included chilli powder containing the illegal dye Sudan I.
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HARROW CENTRAL MOSQUE: Status Summary
Project on track for Completion as expected: Expected date for Completion is Ramazan 2006
Web presentation..
Design plans..

STAYING HEALTHY AT HAJJ: MCB outlines techniques and guidance
Duties and rites during Hajj ar physically demanding, and it is incumbent on everyone to:
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Be well prepared
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Take necessary preventive measures
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Maintain the good health
Web presentation..

HUMAN SACRIFICES:: Children trafficked into UK
Children are being trafficked into the UK from Africa and used for human sacrifices, a confidential report for the Metropolitan Police suggests.
Exposed: Witch Doctors This is London
Boys 'used for human sacrifice' BBC
PUBLIC PLACES SMOKING: support government ban
Smoking rates among British muslims is very high, with many now paying the price with many diseases:cancer lung,heart diseases,chest infections etc
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HOT WEATHER: look after yourself
The NHS has published a leaflet, A guide to looking after yourself and others during hot weather. It sets out how to prevent heatstroke with practical ways of staying cool and hydrated.
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FOOD SAFETY WEEK: launched in Hackney by Deputy Mayor Jessica Crowe
Food Safety Week was launched in Hackney by Deputy Mayor Jessica Crowe on 17 June at Ridley Road Market
Gallery

TB SCREENING: Mobile X-ray unit visists ICC, great success
TB is a serious health problem in London and is curable if detected - without treatment it can spread and kill. The Mobile X-RAY Unit was screening worshippers at the ICC for TB.
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May 31 - LAW
NEW EU FEED / FOOD LEGISLATION: ICC responds to Food Standard Agency Consultation
ICC recommends additional exceptions to requirement for complete skinning, down to two factors:
1. Considerable UK market for 'smokies' purchased mainly by West African community
2. Serious illegal UK trade in sheep and sheep carcasses to supply ditto.

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March 11 - MEETING
FAREWELL TO SIR JOHN KREBS: Chairman of the Food Standards Agency
ICC event attended by community leaders, express appreciation for hard work and cultural sensitivities.
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Dispenser for Zamzam water April 14 - GOVT
SIR JOHN KREBS: Thank you, ICC
'....I am writing to say a very warm thank you for all the support you ahve given the Agency in it's five years'.
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May 11- MEDIA
MOOLAADÉ: UK Première Screening
Legendary Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene: "Female genital mutilation is practised in 28 of 54 member states of the African Union. Whatever the method used (traditional or modern), excision is a violation of the woman's dignity and integrity. I dedicate MOOLAADÉ to mothers, women who struggle to abolish the legacy of bygone days."
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May 11- TRAINING
FREE TRAINING: Children and Women in Need (CWN)
Is offering training 2-3 hours a week on Saturdays/Sundays to people who want to develop themselves and either gain employment or go for further studies. Runs 28 May to September 2005 in Hayes, Middlesex.
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May 9 - PAPER PUBLISHED
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FMG): Religious, Cultural and Legal Myths
FGM associated with Islam by many communities (Muslim & otherwise): ICC / FORWARD collaboration produces paper discussing confusion around FGM, definitions & types, common justifications, health complications, Islamic Fatwas, child protection & human rights implications, new UK legislation & implications
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April 19 - PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA MARCH PROTEST: Stop Channel 4 porn
Protest attended by several faiths; 120,000 signature petition to be handed 10 Downing Street, Tues 26 April
Press release  

November 1 - EVENT REPORT
‘IF IN DOUBT, LEAVE IT OUT’: Food imports campaign
Visitors see new government campaign arrive to area; informed about the risks of bringing back food from abroad. More..

August 25
SEXUAL DISEASES: Muslim Doctors and Treatment
ICC and MCB outline true Islamic position, responds to media allegations against Muslim medics. 

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Press Release

APRIL 6  - HEALTH ALERT
'DIRTY MEAT': BBC Watchdog shocks and disturbs
"...hundreds of carcases of illegal meat enter the human food chain without any action". Neither local authorities nor FSA have time, inclination or expertise to stop them .
More
January 8  - HEALTH ALERT
'HORRENDOUS' CJD: Father talks about son's death
Dr Yunes Teinaz criticises Welsh local authorities for inaction over export of unfit meat from rural Wales to London and Cardiff and other urban areas, with particular concern over 'Smokies' meat .
More
December 14  -  MEDIA REPORT
CRIMINAL MEAT CASE: Cast iron "smokies" case concludes Monday
Two years work by Dr. Yunes Teinez shows evidence of guilt, cruelty and disregard for public safety, carried out in face of death threats & intimidation. More details at Warmwell
December 1  -  MEDIA REPORT
BUSHMEAT TRADE: Butchered in Africa.. on sale in Britain
The ‘bushmeat’ trade is sickening and now experts fear it is spreading a new Aids-like killer virus.
More..

Ramadan Health Guide



Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
In partnership with Naz Project London

FREE - HIV Sexual Health Check ..... Read more !

swnFlu

Swine Flu Informations

Alternative Language Version leaflet in different languages ARABIC,ENGLISH ,URDU & others Click here!

AN UP-TO-DATE
ASSESSMENT OF
THE MUSLIM METHOD
OF SLAUGHTER
Presented by Dr. Abdul Majid Katme, (Chairman of the Islamic Medical Association in the UK) at the UFAW* Symposium on Humane Slaughter and Euthanasia, held at .

Dr Majid Katme, of the Islamic Medical Association
the Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, on the 18th and 19th September, 1986.... Read more | View PDF format
Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is also known as Female Circumcision. is a cultural practice that is not required by any religion

FGM is a child protection concern - it causes significant harm and is classed as physical abuse. It is a violation of the body and of the individuals human rights. FGM is an act of violence and gender discrimination against girls and women.
FGM is also a health concern - there are no medical benefits to the individual following FGM procedure and it is harmful because of the various gynaecological, obstetric and psychological health complications for mother and baby.

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Read PFD BOOK
Al- Dhabh
SLAYING ANIMALS FOR FOOD THE ISLAMIC WAY
Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Published by:
Islamic Medical Association London and
TaHa Publishers Ltd
68a Delancey Street, London NW1

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THE LARGEST WOMEN’S MARCH IN UK HISTORY

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'Time to protect girls' in school

Governments around the globe are being urged to take action to stop girls becoming victims of violence in school.... More info
The ISLAMIC WILL
BY: Dr. Abid Hussain
The Islamic Laws of Inheritance - Fiqh
The Islamic Law Of Wills - Fiqh
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE LONDONCENTRAL MOSQUE TRUST & THE ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE IN YOUR WILL
Foundation for Women’s Health,
Research and Development
Click here to view the report
IS YOUR QURBANI/UDHIYYAH FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION?
By: Dr Yunes Teinaz
At Eid-ul-Adha, more cases of food poisoning are reported than at any other time of year,
and more illegal meat sold to the Muslim

community, with animals illegally slaughtered for Qurbani without going through public health control. Read more

The Muslim Weekly article Overview

Fake visas blamed for Hajj upset
A group of Muslims has missed out on making the Hajj pilgrimage because of discrepancies over visas... Read more | PDF Formate
World AIDS Day
Twenty years ago, a summit of health ministers realised that a united global effort was required to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS. As a result, World AIDS Day emerged as the first international health day in December 1988.
Related topics
ENGLISH
HIV AIDS & ISLAM Read this PDF article
World Health Organisation
World Aids Day 1
World Aids Day 2
ARABIC
Alsharq Alawsat
BBC Arabic
Guides & rich info in Arabic Read this PDF article

What You May not Know
About Tobacco?

Dr. Mohammed Albar
Director of medical ethics center
IMC, Jeddah

Read the FACTS Read this PDF article

Delivery vans 'kept rancid meat'
The BBC Tuesday, 27 November 2007
A meat distribution company supplying elite hotels and government offices in London
transported meat in rancid conditions, the BBC has learned. More
A Catholic Church (in Venice (Italy) Turns Into A Mosque (each Friday) Read More
Smoking increases 'baldness risk'
There is very little treatment for baldness Scientists have discovered
another downside to smoking: it may increase the risk of baldness for some men
More about this topic:
The BBC Source - English
The BBC Source - Arabic
Unveiled: radical prescription for our health crisis
Obesity, alcohol abuse, smoking: Britain is among the most unhealthy countries in Europe. Now a pioneering NHS adviser is proposing a revolutionary cure for our ills Rea more
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It gives us an occasion to focus our fight against
gender-based violence in all its forms -- whether it be domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, torture and abuse of women prisoners, or violence against women in armed conflict..... Read More
Event: What is the cost of marginalising Muslim women?
Firday 16th November 07, 7pm to 9pm
Is there is a role in Islam for women to create a just, safe and tolerant society? What is the cost to communities for marginalising women? Are ‘New Muslims’ a burden or an asset ? read more
FORWARD resources

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Young People Speak Out

FGM ACT 2003

FORWARD FGM info pack

Stop FGM_Posters
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Over 20,000 girls under 15 at high risk of FGM in England and Wales
A study published on the 9th of October 2007 by FORWARD, reveals that nearly 66,000 women with FGM are living in England and Wales that over 20,000 girls under 15 could be at risk of FGM in the UK. Read More
King Abdullah Holds Historic Meeting with Pope Benedict
London, Asharq Al Awsat
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz held a historic meeting with Pope Benedict XVI
at the Vatican yesterday. It is the first time a Saudi King has met with a Pope... Read more
King Abdullah Ends UK Visit
Friday 02 November 2007

London, Asharq Al Awsat
The King left London for witzerland for a private visit before continuing his European tour in Italy, Germany and Turkey. During his visit king Abdullah met with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, with whom he discussed terrorism and the Middle East peace process.......
HEALTH ADVICE FOR HAJJ AND UMRAH TRAVELLERS
By: Dr Yunes Teinaz
Hajj, the journey to the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, at least is a once in a lifetime is
one of the five "pillars", or duties, of Islam, and an obligation for all adult Muslims
who are physically and financially able. Each year, more than two million people
globally, including more than 20,000 Britons take part in the Hajj. The largest annual international gathering of its kind in the world...... Read More
HAJJ PILGRIMAGE 2007: ADVICE TO BRITISH HAJJIS
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Every year, around 25,000 British Muslims travel to Makkah (Mecca) for Hajj. There is a continuing high
threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia. All those considering making the pilgrimage this year should
Haj Leaflet - in English
Haj Leaflet - in Arabic
 
Scale of UK Zamzam Racket Raises Alarm
Roger Harrison, Arab News
Allegations that poisonous Zamzam water is being smuggled into Britain are exercising the minds of UK Muslims. The containers, which sell for the equivalent of SR25 each, are purporting to come from Makkah...... Read more

UK Muslims warned: don't drink poisonous 'holy' water

Jamie Doward and Charlie Francis-Pape
Sunday October 7, 2007
The Observer

British muslims are being warned that criminal gangs are operating a multi-million pound illegal racket selling them fake holy water wrongly labelled as having come from Mecca...... More.
Salt and your health-Facts
Dr Yunes Teinaz
Salt has been a highly valued trade item throughout history, (and has been for over 2½ thousand years-mentioned by Herodotus) at several places. Salt, always used for the seasoning of food and for the preservation of things from..... Read More ! PDF format
Makkah’s Zamzam Mafia Is Active Once Again
MAKKAH, 24 September 2007 — Citizens and visitors in Makkah this year hoped for a hassle-free filling system at the Zamzam refill station near Kuday roundabout. However, they have been
shocked to find a gang of overstayers monopolizing the water distribution..... Read More
Naz Project receives Big Lottery Grant for BME people with HIV
Naz Project London (NPL) has received a total three-year grant of £476,000 from the Big Lottery to expand its work with Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people in London living with HIV/AIDS..... More
Nicotine patches 'does not break the fast' - Imams declare
Muslims are being encouraged to use nicotine patches to help them stay ‘Smokefree’ this Ramadan

after religious leaders declared its use permissible during the fasting period... More
Advice on Zam Zam water
As Muslims observe Ramadan, the Agency is reminding consumers to avoid drinking Zam Zam water of uncertain origin, as it may contain high levels of arsenic...... More
 
Ramadan health guide: A guide to healthy fasting
FASTING is complete abstinence from food and drink between dawn and dusk.
All those who are ill or frail, pregnant or menstruating women, breastfeeding
mothers and travellers are exempted. They are required to make up .... More
Batch of fake holy water seized - The BBC
A consignment of suspected fake Islamic holy water has been seized from an Islamic bookshop at the start of Ramadan, Westminster City Council said.

Twelve bottles of what is thought to be fraudulent Zam Zam water were found in Westbourne Grove, west London. Read more

Foot-and-mouth tests 'positive'
Blood tests on sheep on a Surrey farm suggest exposure to foot-and-mouth disease, officials have said. Preliminary tests were undertaken at the
premises within the protection zone near to the latest outbreak. Read More
Ramadan and Diabetes

Controlling your diabetes is directly related to what foods you eat and at what times, as well as the treatment and medicines you take. During the holy month of Ramadan it is important to find out whether it is possible for you to fast and keep your diabetes under control to remain safe and well. It is always worthwhile to discuss issues with your GP or the health care professional who support you and treat your diabetes ..........read more

Available in the following languages, Arabic. Bengali, English, Gujarat Punjabi AND Turkish

What to consider when processing, preparing and serving food in the holy month of Ramadan Read More Read this PDF article

Does your daily bread contain human hair

Does your daily bread contain human hair, or duck and chicken feathers which are from animals not Halal slaughtered in accordance with the Islamic Shariah Law? Read More Read this PDF article
Gangs behind £1bn food fraud
By Lizzie Murphy
Criminal gangs are smuggling contaminated meat into shops around Britain and the problem is
getting worse because no one is enforcing the law, according to an environmental health expert. More......
Courts 'failing to deter meat gangs'
By Lizzie Murphy
Lenient penalties handed out by the courts over the illegal meat trade are sending out "dangerous signals" to organised gangs and individual smugglers, experts are warning................ More
Dismay over 'green light' for meat smugglers
By Lizzie Murphy
Yorkshire Post

THE Government was last night accused of making little effort to crack down on the illegal meat trade after it emerged that only one out of more than 35,000 seizures resulted in prosecution last year. Read More Read this PDF article

Foot and Mouth-August 2007
A UK-wide ban on movement of all livestock is in place after cattle at a farm in Surrey were found to be infected with another outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). More
Religious Slaughter - Halal and Humane
A seminar held on 26th July
London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel, London El 1JQ -Today there is an ongoing campaign to deprive Muslims and Jews their legal right to religious (Halal and Kosher) slaughter. Contrary to the misinformation spread by some lobby groups, Prof.
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Rabbis, meat watchdog stand by kosher practices in Australia
RABBINIC authorities and Victoria’s meat industry regulator have given reassurances that shechita (kosher slaughter) is carried out in full accordance with government regulations.... More

Halal boycott calls
Muslims are being urged to boycott meat during July, in a campaign demanding an independent organisation to monitor halal standards.The campaign has received a mixed reception. Dr Yunes Teinaz, advisor to the Islamic Cultural Centre and the London Central Mosque Trust, said: "What is required is a government-supervised body for the sale and production of halal meat...... More

Importance of hand washing
By Dr Yunes Teinaz
*Millions of germs hide under watches and bracelets and there could be
as many germs under your ring as there are people
*We have between 2 and 10 million bacteria between fingertip and elbow. in Europe.
*The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet....
More... Read this PDF article 

Food Poisoning Facts
By: Dr Yunes Teinaz
The World Health Organization
(WHO) reports that
each year two billion illnesses are caused by unsafe food; globally this number is growing. In Asia 700,000 people die each year as a result of food poisoning illnesses. Each year in the developing world, diarrhea illness from contaminated food and water causes 2 million deaths in young children... More... Read this PDF article Read this PDF article Read this PDF article

FOOD ADDITIVES & E NUMBERS - FACTS

By: Dr Yunes Teinaz
Food additives aren't a recent discovery, have been used by mankind for centuries. Our ancestors used salt to preserve meats and fish, added herbs and spices to improve the flavor of foods, preserved fruit with sugar, and pickled olives and cucumbers in a vinegar solution.. More..Read this PDF article

WHICH E-NUMBERS AND ADDITIVES ARE FROM THE ANIMAL ORIGIN ?
E-numbers may be derived from animal origin. In many cases the origin of the product may be either from animal or non-animal sources. This is especially the case for those additives that contain fatty acids. These are normally of plant origin, but animal origin cannot be
excluded. As the products are Chemically identical, only the produces can give information on the exact origin.
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Avian influenza or "bird flu
By: Dr Yunes Teinaz
Avian influenza or "bird flu" is a highly infectious viral disease which primarily
affects birds, but on rare occasions can also be contracted by humans and other
mammals. There are many different strains and sub-types of the disease, somemore pathogenic than others...
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SINS OF THE FLESH
A working life The environmental health inspector
In any line of work, there is a certain satisfaction in knowing you’ve got the opposition rattled. Imagine, then, the strange sense of achievement felt by g Dr
Yunes Teinaz when someone put up £100,000 to have him killed. “I had been investigating a gang for selling illegal meat and I think they felt I was being a nuisance,” he chuckles. “So, they approached my boss and offered him £100,000 to kill me or £20,000 to fire me
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HALAL
May 16 - CONTAMINATION
ZAM ZAM: Water warning

Courtesy fatwa-online.com
Thursday, 20 October 2005: The Food Standards Agency is advising consumers to be aware of the fraudulent sale of Zam Zam water that may contain high levels of arsenic. This issue was first brought to the Agency’s attention by Muslim leaders.
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Poisonous Zam Zam on sale..
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London Borough of Hackney:
Fake Zam Zam water voluntarily surrendered..
OCTOBER 31 - CONTAMINATION
ZAM ZAM ALERT: Fraudulent & contaminated water

The Food Standards Agency is advising consumers to be aware of the fraudulent sale of Zam Zam water that may pose a food safety risk.
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Environmental Health news:
Fake Holy Water in Arsenic Alert

SEPTEMBER 14 - LEGISLATION
FOOD HYGIENE: New legislation

New food hygiene laws will apply in the UK from 1 January 2006. They will affect all food businesses, including caterers, primary producers (such as farmers), manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
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AUGUST 30 - PROHIBITED
'ZAM ZAM' SALE: Saudi Embassy confirms export ban

Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Foreign Trade Department informs that 'Zam Zam water is listed amongst the prohibited commodities for export'.
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AUGUST 16 - CRACKDOWN
ZAM ZAM ACTION: FSA to enforce compliance

ICC request prompts investigation, reveals that '...commercial export of Zam Zam water from the (Saudi) Kingdom is not permitted'. Conclusion is: all 'ZamZam' water is not real, or is illegally imported, thus lacking statutory health checks.
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AUGUST 11 - LEGAL
HALAL MEAT LAW: US county cracks down

Officials in one Michigan county are making it illegal for restaurant owners, butchers and other food sellers to falsely claim that their meat conforms to Islamic or Jewish religious laws.
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JULY 29 - HALAL FRAUD
ZAMZAM FRAUD: Sample fails to comply with Food Regulations

Waltham Firest Borough Rublic analyst certifies sample failure as 'substantially' exceeding stated nitrate levels. More

JULY 17- GVT ACTION
FSA ACKNOWLEDGES ICC: To investigate ZamZam scam / 'Hot meat'

ICC reports prompts strong action from regulatory body
FSA letters:

Alleged mis-description & illegal importation/ sale of the Holy Water of Zam Zam in the UK
Issue of ‘hot meat’
Transport of ‘Hot Meat’ from licensed slaughterhouses

JUNE 25 - GVT VISIT
FRENCH OFFICIALS MEET OVER HALAl: cc Discussion with MCB's Dr. Shuja Shafi, in ICC

French officials meet ICC & Muslim Community representatives, seeking to learn from UK experience. More
JUNE 7- FOOD FRAUD
ZAMZAM FRAUD: ICC writes to FSA

Letter sent to Food Standards Agency from ICC expressing concern over:
Fraud misdescription and in the selling and illegal importation of the Holy Water of Zam Zam in the United Kingdom. More

May 19  - PRESENTATION
THE MUSLIM METHOD: An up-to-date assessment of slaughter

discussion of the Islamic view towards slaughter: Islam has got permanent fixed rules and teachings which do not change with time but Muslims sometimes, especially when they are not practicing, do not adhere properly and strictly to the code of Islam... More

May 19  - REPORT
STUNNING ISSUES: definitions, reasons, Humaneness
By Dr A Majid Katme
Islam, the last religion to mankind, is a comprehensive full way of life.. Food, diet, eating, what is allowed to eat (Halal) and what is not allowed to eat (Haram), when to eat, how to eat, what animals allowed to eat...'
Stunning issues

See also:
UMO Press Release on Farm Animal Welfare Council attempt to reopen issue of Halal animals slaughter
Livestock welfare report on religious slaughter methods by Farm Animal Welfare Council

NOVEMBER 29 - ICC REPORT
HALAL FOOD SAFETY: Major LB Hackney Seminar
"These meat crimes threaten public health, violate people's religious belief and abuse their trust. It frequently involves cruelty to animals. The people who carry them out have no moral qualms.." from a speech by Cllr Jessica Crowe, Hackney Council's Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Environment Food Safety Seminar 27 November 2004
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MEAT CRIMES

November 24
SPECIAL REPORT
MEAT CRIME TOPS GOVERNMENT'S AGENDA:
New Health Initiatives in Her Majesty's speech
Today's Queen's speech holds the promise of a wide range of health initiatives for 2005. For more information see The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
Press Release November 24 2004. ICC will continue supporting Govt bodies FSA & DEFRA in their efforts to control the issue of illegal meat. Download speech delivered at Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Fellows lunch by ICC Health & Management Advisor & Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner Dr Yunes Teinaz in May 2004. Meat crimes in the UK

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AUGUST 18 - EXPOSE
DISEASED MEAT:
Sold To Ghanaians In UK

Courtesy Sunday Mail
Banned British farmer Julian Jones is today exposed as the mastermind behind a multi- million-pound trade in infected meat. He organises the distribution of disease-ridden sheep across Britain after their barbaric slaughter. He dealt mainly with immigrants from Ghana and Nigeria. More
AUGUST 15 - CRIME ALERT
CRIMINALS WARNED:
"Stay away from Hackney"

Report by Sally Scott
A message warning criminals involved in "meat crimes" to "stay away from Hackney" was issued last week by an environmental health chief following the disposal of 10 tonnes of illegally imported cattle feet. Article picture
JUNE 22 - PUBLIC DANGER
FOOD POISONING OUTBREAK:
Biggest in UK for 10 years

Owner of Shimla restaurant and take-away in Bradford sent to prison for year after causing serious outbreak of food poisoning. 340 people including 18-month baby, became ill after breaking fast during Holy month of Ramadan in 2003. More
JUNE 17- FOOD FRAUD
HOT MEAT: ICC expresses concern to FSA

Letter sent to Food Standards Agency from ICC expressing concern over:
Old cull ewes, slaughtered daily at the Meat Hygiene Services licensed plants for the Muslim markets all over the country. More
May 9 - MEDIA REPORT
NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: Ebola may enter food chain
Courtesy The Observer
'The scary one is the Ebola virus from bushmeat. There is some information that suggests people in this country have contracted the disease from primates...' .
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APRIL 20 - MEDIA REPORT
MEAT HEALTH RISK: Report details scam
Courtesy The Scotsman
Farmer caught operating illegal slaughterhouse at remote Scotland steading was link in highly-organised criminal network posing risk to public health.
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October 11   -  HEALTH UPDATE
UK DIRTY MEAT SCANDAL: Lack of action harmful
"I've seized many carcasses contaminated by faeces, brain and spinal matter...". The 'Dirty Meat' Despatches programme, shown on Channel 4, showed only the tip of the iceberg.
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October 3   - SEMINAR REPORT
MALAYSIA PRESENTATION: Halal meat and food crime in the UK
ICC Director General Advisor Dr. Yunes Teinaz with Senior Lecturer (Kingston Uni) and Barrister John Pointing jointly present paper at International Halal Food seminar. Report available for download.
Halal Meat and Food Crime
September 21  - PRESS RELEASE
THE DIRTY MEAT SCANDAL: Undercover Investigation reveals flaws
Major failures in system designed to protect public from diseased & unfit meat.

Press Release
August 23  -  PRESS RELEASE
FALSE LABELLING: Unfit meat described as "Halal"
Hackney Halal meat eaters saved from possible stomach bug. 
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Dr Amer leaves ICC
 

NOW WASH YOUR HANDS
Focus for National Food Safety Week 2005

Warning as illegal meat campaign launched
Flu Poster / Arabic
Faith and Food
Documentary Exposes Meat racketeer
Britains Worst Farmer
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HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY FRESH FOOD IN HACKNEY
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Research in London has shown that some communities have problems accessing affordable, fresh food. In Hackney we are interested in finding out the situation in four areas: Chatham, New River, Hackney Wick and Kings Park.
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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
End it in Sudan
Petition to Sudan Minister of Justice and Attorney General:
December 6th, another innocent little girl lost her life to the brutality of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). A doctor at Khartoum Bahari Hospital to which the victim, four year old Enaam Abdelwahab from Abu- Deleeg was submitted, reported that she died due to excessive bleeding and blood poisoning after being submitted to this cruel tradition.
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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Hajj Advisory Group know how deeply important the Hajj is to all those who attend it. This year around 25,000 British Hajjis will attend the Hajj in order to perform this demanding and fulfilling act in the name of Allah, the most beneficent the most merciful. The aim of this leaflet is to assist you in preparing for the Hajj and to explain what services the British Hajj Delegation can offer British Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
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COURTESY EUROSURVEILLANCE
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
And other health risks and current official guidance for pilgrims in 2006
By Dr. Shuja Shafi
Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. All adult Muslims who are physically and financially able to do so have a religious
obligation to make the pilgrimage once in their lifetime, and each year, over two million Muslims from around the world gather in Mecca.
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HOW ISLAM CHANGED MEDICINE
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THE GLAMOUR OF GRIME

8 November 2005
The BBC's Life of Grime documentary series, which began by shadowing local authority rat-catchers and food safety enforcement officers in the UK, has now spawned spin-off programmes in New York and put the behind-the-scenes, often prosaic work of environmental health officers firmly on the TV map.
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SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT... TAKE AWAYS?

Thu 14 Jul, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 30mins
Richard Hammond eats takeaways at least twice a week. The average family will eat up to 10,000 of them over a lifetime. But what exactly is in our favourite curries, chow meins, burgers and kebabs? . More

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A FOOD GUIDE FOR MUSLIM SHOPPERS

Useful food advice prepared for Muslims by LACORS and Food Standards Agency

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EMBRACE - BME Health Forum Newsletter
Official newsletter of the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Health Forum.

   Meeting on access to health services for older people from BME communities
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FEATURE
Dispenser for Zamzam water ZAMZAM WATER: Studies and Research Center
Created under Royal Decreeby to secure supply quality & quantity, it has so far set up a series of investigative projects to manage and sustain supplies in face of increasing demand from residents and pilgrims.
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