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Dear Friend and Colleague After the long summer break, NABA is again stepping up its activities these are LISTED AFTER THE FOLLOWING ADVERT for which NABA has received a donation from EASY HAJ. ADVERT For Quality Hajj in comfort, EasyHajj is your guide Dear Brother / Sister Assalamu Alikum The Hajj season is now approaching and you may be intending to perform the Hajj. Departures for those wishing to perform the Hajj commence in two months time. You will find that our Hajj packages will suit a variety of needs providing a choice concerning length of stay and level of comfort leading to overall to ease of mind. We urge you to compare this package with other like for like packages. You will find that for the facilities on offer, our price is second to none. Hajj is more than accommodation in Makkah and Madinah. Hajj includes services from the moment of arrival at the airport till departure. For guaranteed services, reliable ground operators, and hassle-free arrangements contact EasyHajj at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07905054441. HAJJ 2004 (SEMINAR / BAYAN) Seminar is to be held before departing for the Hajj. A qualified lecturer will be giving the lecture from which you will learn about the Hajj before you get engaged with the actual performance. The philosophical and spiritual significance of Hajj will particularly be discussed as well as the practical details of this great journey to be undertaken by the fortunate ones. The seminar also provides video clips, demonstrations and illustrative maps for the rituals. This will transform the pilgrimage into being not only a spiritual journey, but also one of knowledge. During the lecture and afterwards you will have an opportunity to view on video the actual rituals to be performed and the accommodation in Saudi Arabia before you place your booking. All programme features are available in two Languages: Arabic and English. Even if you decide not to go this year you are most welcome to attend these lectures. Saturday 6 December 2003, at Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre (Al-Manar Mosque), 244 Acklam Road, London W10 5YG (4 – 7 PM). The Nearest tube station is Westbourne Park. Please visit and refer the web address to friends. www.easyhajj.co.uk . EasyHajj would like to thank you for distributing this email and raising awareness amongst Muslims of this service. Salam Dr. Mousab Ebn Omier Adel EasyHajj Limited NABA NEWS UPDATE PLANNED MEETINGS 1. Meeting with Commission for Racial Equality on 27 November. This follows protracted conversations/correspondence during which we have insisted to be treated as a single ethnic group as with other ethnic groups rather than be subsumed by other categories. 2. First of several scheduled meetings with Race Relations Sections of several unions - this will also be held on 27 November with the representatives of the Teachers/Lecturers union. UPDATE ON HEALTH SERVICES IN IRAQ Having undertaken lengthy and frustrating correspondence/conversations with the BMA International Committee, both through NABA and the Arab Medical Association, I have now received a letter from the Chairman of the International Committee regarding the BMA stance on Iraq. I am setting out below their answers to specific points we raised:- 1. Request for Fact Finding Visit to Iraq "...we feel that this would probably be best carried out under the auspices of an international body such as the World Medical Association or World Health Organisation. We also need to bear in mind the very difficult security situation out there, but it is certainly an area we shall explore." 2. Training Opportunities for Iraqi Doctors "We are also very willing to work with bodies such as the Royal Colleges to encourage training opportunities for Iraqi doctors, and some of our members have suggested that hospital twinning might be a good way of starting. We certainly took your point about the need to address the low morale of doctors in Iraq, and would like to help in an effective manner. Any suggestions you have would be most welcome". 3. Books and Journals to Iraq "We have been in touch with Dr Mahmood Adil of the Department of Health, who has in turn been building contacts in Iraqi medical institutions with a view to restocking the libraries there. We are waiting to receive a list of required publications from his contacts and hope that we may be able to supply at least some of these via our BMA/BMJ Information Fund". End of report. Can you please have your feedback about any of the above, ie whether you have suggestions for books needed from colleagues in Iraq, twinning ideas with UK hospitals etc. I will then feed these back to the International Committee when I next meet them. With kind regards -- ---- N A B A The National Association of British Arabs Tel/Fax: ++44 (0)1780 765 655 Address: PO Box 77, Stamford PE9 2WQ, UK. Website: http://www.naba.org.uk EMAIL: naba@BritishArabs.com NABA is an independent British organisation working for the interests of the Arab community within Britain. It encourages a positive Arab contribution to British life and promotes integration without surrendering Arab identity. It works to build bridges with the indigenous population and other ethnic groups and promote positive media awareness of Arabs, their heritage and culture and their views. In addition it seeks to initiate better collective communications with local and central government and NGOs to address the difficulties faced by Arabs within Britain in respect of unemployment, racial discrimination, etc. Membership is open to all individuals and organisations interested in Arab culture and affairs. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk