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Canadian Muslim site advocates for female circumcision

How Misogynists and Feminists are feeding upon each other to denigrate an Islamic practice that brings untold benefits to women (Asiff Hussein -Muslims in Calgary website) The article first appeared quietly on an Islamic website in Calgary Alberta, in July,» 

International, Society

When fake news, even advertised as such, can still cause problems

Canadian Imam not involved, and news story completely made up. In the face of disaster, fake news stories even ones advertised as such, can still cause problems. Hurricane Harvey recently devasted the major U.S city of Houston Texas and the» 

International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Religious tolerance, intolerance, and general controversy in Canada to start the year

This has been a somewhat stormy beginning of the year in the issue of religious tolerance, and/or intolerance in Canada. First there was the terrible tragedy of the killings in a Quebec City mosque in January which shocked all of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

YUSRA benefit concert to raise money for families of men killed in mosque

‘Yusra’ is the name of the benefit concert being organized for Friday February 10th, 2017 at Montreal’s landmark Rialto Theatre. Yassin Alsalman, a Montreal musician, actor and multi-media artist is organizing the event. He explains that the word comes from a» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Jan 27,1980- The famous “Canadian Caper” rescue

It was January 27, 1980, a Sunday At 7:35 in the morning, a Swissair jet left Tehran airport with 6 very special passengers on board holding Canadian passports, apparently a Canadian film crew. But they were not Canadians, nor were» 

International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

PEN Canada denounces killing of Jordanian writer over Islam cartoon

In a press release today PEN Canada has denounced the murder of writer Nahed Hattar. The Jordanian writer was killed on the weekend as he approached the steps of a court building in Amman. He had been charged with “insulting» 

Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Society

Slander lawsuit pits Islamic school against feminist

A court case began this week over events that stretch back to 2012. An award-winning author and avowed secularist Djemila Benhabib is being sued by a private Islamic school in Montreal over remarks  she made during a radio interview in» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics

Canada and Muslims: “They’re not the problem, they’re partners against radicalization,

A new survey of Canadian attitudes towards the Muslim community shows a slight majority see them as partners in the fight against radicalization, and not part of the problem. However, the survey also shows a distinct desire for the Muslim» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, Politics, Society

Who are Arab Canadians?

Arab Canadians are not a recent addition to the Canadian mosaic. It is widely believed the first Arab immigrant was a Lebanese man who arrived in Canada in 1882. Ibrahim Abou Nader came from the city of Zahleh, then in» 

Society

Film expresses pain of Muslims over terrorist acts

In a short film, young Muslims in western Canada express the anguish of being repeatedly asked about terrorist acts committed in the name of a religion they experience as peaceful. Muslim herself, independent filmmaker Nilufer Rahman was prompted to create»