Ismail Patel

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Ismail Patel (born 1962)[1] is a British optician, and founder of Friends of Al-Aqsa, in Leicester, about 1995.[2]

He is an advisory board member of the Conflicts Forum,[3] director of IslamExpo, and a member of the Special Advisory Board of Clear Conscience.

He writes commentary for The Guardian,[4] and The Independent,[5][6] Aljazeera English,[7] and Arabian Business.[8]

Gaza Flotilla[edit]

He joined the Gaza flotilla,[9] and was on board the MV Mavi Marmara .

He was held by Israel for just under 48 hours and then deported to Turkey. He flew back to Heathrow, and gave a press conference with Alex Harrison and Daniel Machover.[10][11]


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  2. ^ Citizen, Concerned (2010-06-03). "Ismail Adam Patel, Oadby, boat attack, israel, gaza". This is Leicestershire. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  3. ^ "Conflicts Forum - Ismail Patel". Archived from the original on 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  4. ^ "Ismail Patel". London: The Guardian. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  5. ^ "Ismail Patel - give us the freedom to disagree with you". The Independent. London.
  6. ^ "Ismail Patel - winning the Muslim vote will not be easy". The Independent. London.
  7. ^ Ismail Patel (27 May 2010). "Convoy to end Gaza siege - Focus". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  8. ^ : salim loonat (11 January 2009). "Ismail Patel - Politics & Economics". Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  9. ^ "Ismail Patel to join Freedom Flotilla to Gaza". 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  10. ^ "Free Filisteen: Ismail Patel back from Gaza Freedom Flotilla" (Press release). Free Flisteen. 4 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  11. ^ "Welcome to The Muslim Directory +++ The Essential Guide of services for the Muslim Community". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2012-07-17.[not in citation given]

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