Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In UK, Performers Unite for Gaza

Muslim Aid, February 23, 2009 - Muslim Aid organized a charity concert in Gaza February 21st that raised 300,000 pounds sterling. According to the organization's press release:

"The evening’s programme included nasheeds from internationally renowned artist Zain Bhikha and Labbayk, inspirational talks by Dr Daud Abdullah (Palestinian Return Centre) and Anas Al-Tikriti (President of the Cordoba Foundation), recitations from Palestinian poetry by children, and a charity auction with a twist.

Muslim Aid also promoted Palestinian oil producers, Zaytoun: an ethical business established to support marginalized farming communities in Palestine.

Guests included Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Rt. Hon Stephen Timms and Baroness Uddin, the first Muslim, female member of the House of Lords."

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