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Religion, Society

Quebec remembers tragic mosque shooting three years later

Mamadou Tanou Barry, Azzedine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti and Khaled Belkacemi. Those were the names of the six men who were shot and killed three years ago today while they were worshiping at the Grande Mosquée de» 


White supremacism and Islamophobia are ‘gravest threats,’ Freeland tells UN

White supremacism and Islamophobia are among “the gravest threats” facing the world, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told the United Nations Thursday. The terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, when a white supremacist terrorist killed 50» 


Toronto police charge man for yelling threats and racist insults at Muslim family

Toronto police have charged a 50-year-old man, caught on video pushing and hurling racist insults at a Muslim family along the city’s waterfront earlier this week, with assault and threatening death. Police said Lombray Ball of Toronto confronted two men» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Religion, 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, International, Politics, Society

Anti-Islamophobia vote: Canadians differ from government

It has been divisive ever since a Member of Parliament introduced her motion late last year. The government votes today on a motion to condemn racism and Islamophobia. Because of the Liberal Party majority, it is expected to pass. But» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Free speech or Islamophobia- Clashes in cities across Canada

It’s all because of a non-binding motion in Canada’s Parliament. The motion proposed by a Muslim member of the Liberal government seeks to condemn racism, discrimination and Islamophobia. Opponents fear the potential for limits on free speech. The federal opposition» 

International, Politics, Society

Controversial government debate on “Islamophobia”

A Liberal government motion to condemn Islamophobia is set to begin in a few hours. It’s expected to be a heated debate. Liberal Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid who is originally from Pakistan, and now represents a Mississauga riding (near» 


Canadian Muslims worried about backlash after Paris attacks

Congregation members clean up debris, on Sunday, November 15, 2015, after the only mosque in Peterborough, Ont., was deliberately set alight Saturday night. © PC/Christopher Katsarov Canada’s Muslim community already reeling from the Friday attacks in Paris and the deadly bombings»