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The Al Rashid Mosque

Author: The Green Room and Richard Awid Source: Yeg Tales Soraya Hafez, ex-President of CCMW’s Edmonton Chapter and important figure in working tirelessly to preserve Canada’s first mosque, Al Rashid, was featured in an illustrated story on the mosque’s history. The stories and the people behind the establishment and historical development of Al Rashid are what… Read more »

Lived Experience: Understanding Families Impacted by Incarceration

Author: Farhat Rehman Source: The Vanier Institute Incarceration has an impact on thousands of families across Canada. When a person is sentenced to time in prison, their families are often profoundly affected; they are separated from a son, daughter, sibling, parent or other relative. Feelings of stigma, guilt and shame are common, and can be… 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 »

Hateful Muslim Imams Do Not Speak For Islam

Source: Huffington Post Author: Junaid Jahangir A few weeks ago a video surfaced on YouTube about a Canadian imam who supported the death punishment for apostasy. Such videos, of which there is no dearth, capture the comments of Canadian imams who preach wife beating, condemn gays and support medieval punishments and the Caliphate. These videos stoke Islamophobia, as… Read more »

You know there’s a problem when you get 50,000 anti-Muslim emails in your inbox

Author: Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui (Toronto Chapter Member) Source: National Observer There has been a lot of confusion surrounding calls in Canada’s Parliament to denounce Islamophobia. Some critics are trying to mislead people about a formal motion on the issue in the House of Commons. They’ve been making it seem as though this motion was somehow part… Read more »

Muslim youth make house calls in Moose Jaw as national outreach continues

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 »

Conversations on Islam: Talks at University of Winnipeg to spread knowledge, banish myths

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 »

Celebrating the Order of Canada

Source: Kingston Whig-Standard Author: Wayne Grady This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian decoration. The Order was established by then governor general Roland Michener in 1967, two years after then prime minister Lester Pearson gave us the Canadian flag. Michener was the first recipient of the Order,… Read more »

Canada Visits Sweden To Talk About Inclusiveness

Author: David Johnston Source: Huff Post Politics The ovation lasted a full three minutes, and boy, was it loud. What ovation, you ask? I’m referring to the one given just over a month ago in Ottawa, Canada to Sweden native and former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, whose No. 11 jersey was recently retired by… Read more »

M-103 Can Ban Islamophobia, But Only Honest Dialogue Will End It

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 »

Musawah’s 8th Anniversary

On February 14, 2017 Musawah celebrated its 8th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, CCMW participated by posting a video message to show our support. Watch CCMW’s board member from Calgary, Tahira Ebrahim’s message to Musawah.

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 »

96.9 Radio Humber Interviews Alia Hogben

On Friday February 3rd, 2017, 96.9 Humber Radio interviewed Alia Hogben regarding issues impacting Muslim women, particularly the hijab, niqab and Islamophobic government policies in the US. You may listen to the full interview below.

Campaigning against discrimination

  Author: Alia Hogben Source: Whig Column Happy New Year! Recently, our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, was honoured that our government invited us to be on a panel at the U.N Forum on Anti –Muslim Discrimination on January 17/2017. As the Forum was organized by Canada, the U.S, the European Union and… Read more »