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Muslim women give out treats and greetings to dispel Islamophobia in Kitchener-Waterloo

Women are baking and distributing cookies to counter Islamophobia in the Kitchener Waterloo region. Volunteers and board members of the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW thought the campaign, called “Salaams Canada,” would help dispel anti-Muslim sentiment and help build bridges in the region. This community campaign is intended to encourage connections between Muslims and the larger community the simple sharing of a homemade cookie and kind sentiment. This was inspired by a similar campaign that took place in Dartmout NS. The hope is that by sharing a simple smile, salaam (Salaam is the Arabic word for Peace which...

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The Story Club

The creators of “Adam’s World” are developing a new series for children called “The Story Club“! A family show featuring artists working on “The Story Club” was held on Sunday, February 16 at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario. A full house enjoyed the storytelling of award winning author Rukshana Khan and songs by Irfan Makki and Nader Khan. The Story Club is a web series in development for children 5 to 9 years of age that encourages them to bring inner creativity to life. The Story Club will promote arts and creativity to children through stories, songs, animation,...

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Anti-Islam protesters demonstrate at Toronto Mosque shouting Islamophobic slogans

Muslims attending Friday prayer services at Toronto’s busiest mosque were greeted today by protestors carrying banners and with loudspeakers, shouting Islamophobic slogans and calling for a ban of Islam. The group called Canadians Against Islamization carried banners and signs with Islamophobic messages outside the mosque, Masjid Toronto. The picket was part of an event called Celebrate Islamophobia at Eric Brazau’s “Hate Speech Hearing,” which saw supporters gather earlier today outside the University Avenue courthouse. In February 2014, Brazau was convicted of willfully promoting hatred against Muslims and criminally harassing a Muslim man and his family. People responded quickly on...

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Islamophobia is a threat to us all, Canada’s silent majority must speak up

By Amira Elghawaby, National Council of Canadian Muslims It has been a difficult couple of weeks. Just as we have had to come to grips with the so-called Muslim ban in the United States and all its actual and potential implications, Canadian Muslims have also had to come to terms with the fact that a young man would let hate consume him to the point that he gunned down innocent people at a mosque. The attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Ste. Foy on January 29 is a horrific stain on Canada’s history: never before has...

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Canadian Muslims release ‘Open Letter’ to three levels of government

A coalition of national and Quebec-based Muslim organizations led by the the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) released an open letter today at a Parliament Hill news conference urging all three levels of government to take concrete action to counter Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and discrimination following the terror attack on the Centre culturel Islamique de Québec. Read Open Letter here. Lisez Lettre ouverte ici. The open letter, endorsed by dozens of Canadian Muslim institutions and organizations across the country, as well as by community allies, says in part: “How do we move on from...

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