Pages Categorized: CCMW Ottawa

Muslim community leaders thank elected officials

Author: Kathryn Greenaway Source: Montreal Gazette It’s been over two months since a lone gunman opened fire during prayers at a Quebec City mosque, killing six and wounding 19. Over the past week, Muslim leaders stepped forward to thank elected officials in Montreal and Ottawa for demonstrating leadership by speaking out against intolerance and Islamophobia in the weeks following… Read more »

Data analysis crucial when studying motivation for murderous attacks

Author: Kathryn Greenaway Source: Montreal Gazette I don’t wear a scarf in public. That way people don’t hate you as much. I know young Muslim families who won’t give their babies Muslim names because they don’t want them to be bullied.  – Amira Elias, vice-president of the Montreal chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women… Read more »

Ottawa Could Be Canada’s Greatest Sanctuary City

Author: Shala Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Chapter Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post This week, Ottawa City Council holds an information review, respecting a move to designate Ottawa to be a sanctuary city. Called “largely-symbolic” by some, a sanctuary city ensures all residents have access to municipal services, regardless of immigration status, without… Read more »

To Our Muslim Sisters: Don’t Let Faith Stop You From Getting Married

Author: Shahla Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post Recently, Junaid Jahangir wrote a blog arguing that Muslim women can marry outside the faith. Junaid quoted 10 modern-day authorities and mentioned that Universalist Muslims and a few other organizations who are seated outside the traditional Islamic establishment, serve the Muslim… Read more »

Women’s groups want Ottawa to be a sanctuary city

Author: Ryan Tumilty Source: Metro News (President of Ottawa chapter Farhat Rehman and chapter member Shahla Khan Salter represented CCMW to call for the recognition of Ottawa as a sanctuary city for immigrants, refugees and migrant workers. The following article details the event.) A coalition of women’s shelters, sexual assault centres , and other women’s groups are… Read more »

Ottawa: Chapter member Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui speaks at a Press Conference on Quebec Shooting

Source: CPAC On February 8, 2017, Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui, member of the CCMW’s Ottawa chapter represented CCMW at a press conference on the deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque, alongside representatives of the National Council of Canadian Muslims and other community leaders. Speakers called on the Canadian government to take concrete measures against Islamophobia, racism, and discrimination,… Read more »

Abdirahman Abdi death: Somali mothers’ group calls for removal of two officers pending SIU probe

Source: Ottawa Citizen Author: Norman Provencher A group of Somali mothers in Ottawa is calling for the city’s police force to “remove” two officers pending the completion of the provincial watchdog’s review of the July 24 death of Abdirahman Abdi. “We demand that Chief (Charles) Bordeleau immediately remove the two police officers. . . . We do not feel safe with them… Read more »

Idle No More and friends gather to protest anti-terror bill

Original Source: Ottawa Citizen Idle No More and friends gather to protest anti-terror bill Members of the Idle No More community and supporters protested on Parliament hill Saturday to loudly reject the Conservatives’ anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51. Despite the government’s recent proposed amendments to the legislation that would safeguard protesters from being detained by the new… Read more »

More on the niqab in Canada

                    CCMW Ottawa chapter member, Ferrukh Faruqui, was interviewed by CTV about the niqab controversy. Watch the interview here.

Ottawa Media Launch

You are invited to attend the Ottawa media launch hosted by the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies (University of Ottawa) and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s (CCMW) “WOMEN IN NIQAB SPEAK: A STUDY OF THE NIQAB IN CANADA”. This is the first study to give voice to Muslim women in Canada who wear… Read more »