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First Muslim to be Buried in Manchester is a Syrian!

Manchester local of Syrian descent, Zeina El Debs, discovered by chance that her forefather Mohammad Yaseen Hallaby was the first Muslim known to be buried in Manchester in 1902. Below are some of her media interviews in which she relays the story of how she found her forefather's grave and discusses the deep historical ties that Syrians have with Manchester.

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Press Release: Manchester Local of Syrian descent discovers grave of her forefather dating back to 1902 as the first Muslim grave in Manchester

Manchester local of Syrian descent, Zeina El Debs, discovered by chance that her forefather Mohammad Yaseen Hallaby was the first Muslim known to be buried in Manchester in 1902 and relays the story of how she found her forefather's grave in this press release.

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Seventh Annual Syrian Family Fun Day, a huge success

Over 1500 Syrians from across the UK and their non-Syrian friends attended our 7th annual Syrian fun day in Manchester on Saturday the 2nd of September. It was held this year at the Albion Academy in Salford and it was a hugely successful event that bought hundreds of Syrians from across the UK to connect with their local communities and to celebrate Eid Al-Adha.

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RR is hiring!

Rethink Rebuild Society is pleased to announce a call for applications for 'Media and Policy Officer'. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic and growing team to continue to push our work in media and policy with respect to the Syrian conflict. Details on the post can be found in the document below.

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Meeting with Afzal Khan MP

We had the pleasure of meeting with Afzal Khan MP on 9 August to discuss with him policy issues pertaining to Syria and Syrian refugees. As Afzal has been appointed as Labour's Shadow Immigration Minister, we delivered a briefing to him on the challenges facing Syrian refugees in resettling to the UK, which Afzal promised to work with us to address over the coming months.

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