Thursday 23 October 2014 \

 

Islam in Canada

Ontario Muslims Fund Hospital

Source: Islam Online / 01 Mar 2014

Muslim in Ontario’s city of Mississauga have raised $250,000 to support an emergency care program in their city hospital as they held the community’s 4th annual Family Walkathon.

''We’re so humbled to share this initiative with the Mississauga community as we raise funds for our local hospital,'' Abdul Qayyum Mufti, Chair of the Family Walkathon, Mississauga Muslim Community, told South Asian Focus.

 

Sydney women reverting to Islam

Source : IINA / 24 Jan 2014

Admiring the way Islam treats women; Julia Moukhallalati, a Sydney young woman, challenged her parent’s Orthodox Christian upbringing to revert to Islam.

"My parents pushed me to be Orthodox but they never had answers to my questions," Moukhallalati, 22, told Australia’s The Sunday Telegraph, on January 19. The young woman, who reverted to Islam four years ago when she was only 18, asserted that she has always been fascinated with Islam and the way it puts women on a pedestal.

 

While Quebec plans ban, Edmonton adopts new hijab uniform for police officers

 

Source : Islamophobiawatch.co.uk / 10 Dec 2013

Edmonton Police Services has designed and approved a new hijab female police officers can wear as part of their uniform.

A hijab tailor worked with the police tactics training unit, as well as the police equity, diversity and human rights team, to design a head scarf that covers the head and neck of an officer without covering the face.

 

Edmonton police set to unveil official hijab

By Joseph Brean / 27 Nov 2013

The Edmonton Police Service is to reveal a prototype official hijab for its officers this week, following testing to ensure its safety.

It is understood the Muslim headscarf would be black, and designed to be worn underneath the standard police cap.

 

Islamophobia on the rise in Quebec: Survey

Source : Presstv / 08 Nov 2013

Islamophobic abuse has soared in the Canadian province of Quebec since the government proposed a ban on religious symbols for public workers, a survey shows.

The Collectif Québécois contre l’islamophobie, a local anti-Islamophobia group, said on Tuesday that 117 complaints of verbal or physical abuse against Muslims were made between September 15 and October 15.

 

Canadian Muslims: The Highlight of A Mosaic

By Dr. Zijad Delic / 2 Nov 2013

Among the most educated, youngest, and diverse groups in Canada, the vibrant Canadian Muslim community is witnessing significant developments that would allow it to offer a lot to their Canadian homeland.

Dating back to the middle of the 19th century, Muslims have been arriving to Canada from abroad to settle down and establish their lives and build up their new homeland.

 

Muslim Population in Canada Focus

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 8 May 2013

The growth of Muslim population in Canada is the focus of a survey, which will also shed light on the increasing proportion of people with no religious affiliation in the country.

“There seems to be growing concern about the growth of Islam, arising from high-profile incidents in the news,” Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies, told Postmedia News agency on Tuesday, May 7.

 

Parental Lessons in Guidance, not Compulsion, in Religion

By Safiyyah Ally | 7 Feb 2012

The Canadian trial of three individuals accused of murdering their family members has come to an end. Mohammad Shafia, his wife Tooba Yahya and their son Hamed were found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of the Shafias’ three daughters and the Shafia’s first wife. In police wiretaps, Mohammad Shafia is reported to have said that the girls dishonoured and betrayed the family and Islam.

 

Islamophobia in Canada: A Primer

By Fathima Cader & Sumayya Kassamali |New Socialist| 1 Feb 2012

The high-profile Shafia quadruple-murder trial and the media coverage of the trial and its verdict make this article very timely. They only confirm the authors' argument that the Islamophobic outlook sees Muslims as uniquely sexist and violent. -- NSW

 
 

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