Source: Radio Canada International Author: Carmel Kilkenny Muslim young people were visiting homes in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan yesterday in an effort to dispel the myths and misunderstandings about the second-largest religion, after Christianity, in the world. Ahmadi Muslims come from an Islamic religious movement established in Punjab, British India, near the end of the 19th… Read more »
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Source: CBC News A University of Winnipeg religion professor says Winnipeg isn’t immune to Islamophobia, but hopes he and others can disarm it at a panel discussion on the subject on Monday. “Very simply put, I hope that if people can understand more about the Islamic tradition, historically and today, that we can sort of defuse… Read more »
Author: Junaid Jahangir Source: Huff Post Politics Recently MP Iqra Khalid received death threats for presenting motion M-103. The motion calls for condemning Islamophobia in the wake of the Quebec mosque shooting. The reaction to her motion and the blockage of a Toronto mosque only corroborate the virulent hatred against Muslims that exists among some segments in Canada. The… Read more »
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 »
CCMW Montreal Chapter member and National Board member Shaheen Ashraf speaks on the Quebec shooting on CTV news. Click here to watch the full video.
Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to wake up and not find the word “Muslims” in the news — especially if it’s about Muslims in Quebec. News, be it good or bad, is part of life, but what I am referring to is the importance placed on trivia that neither informs nor entertains, but fans the flames… Read more »
Canadian Muslim organizations are calling on the federal government to take concrete steps in countering Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.
Author: Shaheen Ashraf “Festival of the Sacrifice”, also called the “Sacrifice Feast” or “Baqr-a-Eid”, is the second of two main Muslim Holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and Eid-ul-Adha is considered the holier of the two Muslim Festivals because it honours the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to… Read more »
Interview: Quebec politicians weighing in on the burkini ban GUEST: Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women. Listen to it here.
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 »
CCMW in conjunction with White Ribbon is hosting focus groups to hear from Muslim communities about how to engage men and boys to end violence in families. Feedback will be used to help develop a toolkit. The Ottawa focus group will be held on Saturday January 23 2016, from 10:30 pm – 2:00 pm, at… Read more »
Original Source: Canadian Jewish News Author: Janice Arnold Jews and Muslims can find common cause in assisting Syrian refugees, and in doing so, appreciate the similarity of their religious values. That was the message conveyed at a meeting of members of the two communities addressed by Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom,… Read more »
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 »
Shaheen Ashraf, CCMW Board Member at the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award On October 8, 2015, the Quebec Community Groups Network marked the seventh anniversary of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award and the first ever presentation of the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award, co-sponsored by CBC Montreal and… Read more »
Source: CBC News Hear Shaheen Ashraf, Montreal Board Member of CCMW, talk to CBC News.