CAGE Ramadan Appeal 2015

2018-04-04T16:15:25+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Campaign Update|

The most blessed time of Ramadan is fast approaching. This is a golden chance for you to gain rewards by giving charity during these last 10 days and helping us to continue standing firm against injustice.

Spend (in charity) out of the sustenance that We have bestowed on you before that time when death will come to someone, and he shall say: “O my Lord! If only you would grant me reprieve for a little while, then I would give in charity, and be among the righteous.”
The Holy Quran, 63:10 

As you may have read, since the wrongful arrest of our Outreach Director Moazzam Begg in February 2014, we have been consistently targeted, making it financially and operationally difficult to do the work we strive to do.

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Challenges that we are facing

  1. Our bank accounts shut down and prevented from opening a new one
  2. Outreach Director wrongly arrested
  3. Other Directors, investigated
  4. The media were used to target and malign our activities
  5. Using the Charity Commission to make it impossible for CAGE to obtain funding or associate with others

Achievements over the past year despite pressures

Over the past year we have:
  • Launched a legal challenge against the Charity Commission to judicially review their excessive intervention in charities compelling them to stop working with CAGE.
  • Published several reports warning of the dangers of the PREVENT strategy through the implementation of the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill (it has now been made statutory via the CTS Act).
  • Worked behind the scenes attempting to secure the release of Alan Henning from his captors in Syria. We also revealed the UK government’s failings in the Henning case.
  • Launched the campaign ‘Is it a crime to care?’ in response to the increased criminalisation of humanitarian work connected to Syria.
  • Launched the #StopTheBill campaign to oppose the Counter-Terrorism and Security (CTS) Bill.
  • Provided extensive evidence of I5 harassment in the case of Mohammed Emwazi, highlighted the role the security services may have played
  • Assisted with over 130 cases, ranging from house raids and arrests to cases of rendition.
  • Organised three national ‘know your rights’ tours, community events aimed at spreading legal advice and awareness.
None of this work would be possible without the support we have received from the community. 
This Ramadan donate your Sadaqah and Zakah to CAGE to enable us to continue the struggle to defend the rights of the downtrodden and advocate for due process for all.  Please specify when you do so that we can allocate it correctly.  Read here for more on the obligations towards the prisoners.
Get involved and help us continue standing firm against injustice.

How you can help

Fundraising Events

One way you can help this Ramadan is by organising fundraising events or iftars in your local community to raise money for CAGE, enabling us to continue our vital work. If you would like to do this, please contact us for an event planning guide on contact@cageuk.org. We will also help you to publicise your event here or via our social media.

Fundraising

Could you, your friends or your community do some fundraising for CAGE this Ramadan? From sponsored walks to sky diving, there are many ways in which you can fundraise for a worthy cause.
You can donate by:
  • Donating Online: Donate via I Give Online (Using Debit Card or Paypal)
  • Sending us cash donations by recorded delivery, please send all post to:
      CAGE Advocacy UK Ltd
      Premier Business Center
      47-49 Park Royal Road
      London NW10 7LQ
      United Kingdom
  • Call us on 0207 377 6700 or email contact@cageuk.org if you are based in London, we can arrange for someone to pick up the cash donation from you.

Ramadan Bazaar

CAGE have a stall at the ‘Ramadan Bazaar’ which will be taking place every night in Ramadan after Isha behind the London Muslim Centre in the Tesco car park. Come along for a chat and some food. See more here.

Partner organisations

If you are part of an organisation which perhaps operates in a similar area, or values our work and would like to support CAGE with funding, please contact us here.

(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)