Arts and Entertainment

Canada’s first professional Muslim theatre company launches in Montreal

Drawing on Montreal’s multicultural artistic talent, Canada’s first professional Muslim theatre company is set to make history Thursday, hoping to build bridges of understanding and dialogue with the wider Canadian society. The Silk Road Theatre is set to open its» 


Mosque attack commemorated across Canada

Ceremonies across Canada are being held to mark the day one year ago when a lone gunman walked into a Quebec City mosque and opened fire, killing six men and injuring 19. These are attended by people, officials and religious» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

A Canadian Muslim campaigner against extremism speaks out

A Canadian Muslim is facing an Islamic fatwa against his life. Pakistani-born Tarek Fatah, Canadian author, columnist, broadcaster and Muslim, is an long-time outspoken critic of extremist interpretations of the Koran.  Although Canadian, he also hosts a broadcast in India» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Ban of face coverings: Criticism outside Quebec, but wide support inside

(to leave your comment on this, or any RCI story, go to bottom of page for the submission form) The mainly French-speaking province of Quebec recently banned face coverings for anyone receiving public service in the province. It is a» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Contentious law on face covering passed in Quebec

A controversial law was passed in the Quebec provincial legislature today. Known as Bill 62, the law will ban face coverings when people receive government services, and prohibit  public workers from covering their faces. A photo posted online in November» 

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» 


Hate crimes up five per cent in 2015

New government statistics show that hate crimes reported to police increased by five per cent in Canada in 2015. Attacks against Muslims and Arab or West Asian communities accounted for most of the increase. Government statistics involve crimes that were» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, 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» 


Vigils planned for victims of mosque attack

The deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque last night shocked the country and prompted people in several cities to mobilize. Very shortly after news of the attack spread, activists in Montreal announced a vigil would be held this evening» 

International, 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»