750 results for author: Ihsaan Gardee


(EN/FR) NCCM welcomes Heritage Committee’s recommendations on Islamophobia and systemic discrimination / Le CNMC se réjouit des recommandations du Comité du patrimoine concernant l’islamophobie et la discrimination systémique

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – February 1, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization, welcomes the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as contained within its report on Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination including Islamophobia released today. “We welcome several of the recommendations made by the Heritage Committee report including Recommendation 30, which calls for the government to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia and Other Forms of ...

(EN/FR) NCCM welcomes Heritage Committee’s recommendations on Islamophobia and systemic discrimination / Le CNMC se réjouit des recommandations du Comité du patrimoine concernant l’islamophobie et la discrimination systémique

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – February 1, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization, welcomes the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as contained within its report on Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination including Islamophobia released today. “We welcome several of the recommendations made by the Heritage Committee report including Recommendation 30, which calls for the government to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia and Other Forms of ...

2019: Events Across Canada for Second Anniversary of Quebec City mosque massacre

On January 29, 2017, six worshippers were killed and many others injured during evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Their names were: Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane. To commemorate the second anniversary of this tragic attack, communities across Canada are hosting events to remember the victims and stand in solidarity with the community. Below is a list of events taking place in Canadian cities that you may wish to attend.  If you know of an event that is not included on this list, please email lnasr@nccm.ca so we can add it. A...

2019: Events Across Canada for Second Anniversary of Quebec City mosque massacre

On January 29, 2017, six worshippers were killed and many others injured during evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Their names were: Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane. To commemorate the second anniversary of this tragic attack, communities across Canada are hosting events to remember the victims and stand in solidarity with the community. Below is a list of events taking place in Canadian cities that you may wish to attend.  If you know of an event that is not included on this list, please email lnasr@nccm.ca so we can add it. A...

NCCM ‘relieved’ but ‘unsettled’ by false hate crime report

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – January 15, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, is relieved but unsettled to learn that an 11-year old Muslim girl’s claim of being attacked by a man who tried to cut her hijab late last week has been found to have not happened after an investigation by the Toronto police service. The girl had earlier stated she was attacked twice by a man with scissors while walking to school with her younger brother on Friday, January 12, 2018. The story made headline news across the country and rightly sparked condemnation from government offici...

NCCM ‘relieved’ but ‘unsettled’ by false hate crime report

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – January 15, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, is relieved but unsettled to learn that an 11-year old Muslim girl’s claim of being attacked by a man who tried to cut her hijab late last week has been found to have not happened after an investigation by the Toronto police service. The girl had earlier stated she was attacked twice by a man with scissors while walking to school with her younger brother on Friday, January 12, 2018. The story made headline news across the country and rightly sparked condemnation from government offici...

NCCM denounces ‘craven attack’ on Toronto Muslim girl

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - January 13, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, categorically condemns the recent attack on an 11-year old Muslim girl in Toronto who was attacked in broad daylight by a man who attempted to cut off her hijab as she walked to school with her 10-year old brother. See: CBC - 'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school "We denounce this appalling attack and we are relieved that the girl and no other child was injured," says NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee. "We welcome that law ...

NCCM denounces ‘craven attack’ on Toronto Muslim girl

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - January 13, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, categorically condemns the recent attack on an 11-year old Muslim girl in Toronto who was attacked in broad daylight by a man who attempted to cut off her hijab as she walked to school with her 10-year old brother. See: CBC - 'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school "We denounce this appalling attack and we are relieved that the girl and no other child was injured," says NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee. "We welcome that law ...

(Eng/Fre): NCCM deplores false media story targeting Quebec mosque / Le CNMC condamne la diffamation dans les médias à l’égard d’une mosquée du Québec

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release - Says TVA Network owes Quebec mosque and local Muslim community an ‘unequivocal apology’ (Montreal – December 15, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, deplores the broadcasting of a media story by French-language network TVA that falsely claimed that a Quebec mosque sought to exclude women from working at a contractor site near the mosque. Earlier this week, a report by TVA Nouvelles wrongly asserted that the Ahl-Ill Bait mosque in Montreal asked a contractor at a construction site near the mosque to prevent its ...

(Eng/Fre): NCCM deplores false media story targeting Quebec mosque / Le CNMC condamne la diffamation dans les médias à l’égard d’une mosquée du Québec

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release - Says TVA Network owes Quebec mosque and local Muslim community an ‘unequivocal apology’ (Montreal – December 15, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, deplores the broadcasting of a media story by French-language network TVA that falsely claimed that a Quebec mosque sought to exclude women from working at a contractor site near the mosque. Earlier this week, a report by TVA Nouvelles wrongly asserted that the Ahl-Ill Bait mosque in Montreal asked a contractor at a construction site near the mosque to prevent its ...