14 results for author: Mustafa Farooq


Open Letter to the Prime Minister: Taking Action on White Supremacist Groups

Read the open letter to the Prime Minister and to all official leaders. Our communities are still reeling from the incident that took place this September 12, 2020. On that day, a member of the Canadian community, Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, was ruthlessly killed in front of the IMO Mosque in Toronto by an individual with apparent links to a neo-Nazi group. This attack did not happen in isolation. This attack is one in a long series of a chain of horrifying attacks on racialized communities in Canada. Faith-based communities, as well as racialized communities, have faced attacks on our homes, our places of worship, our children, and our congregants at ...

Brief – HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION OF THE UYGHURS

________________________________________________________________________ BRIEF ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS OF THE UYGHURS: THE CASE OF HUSEYIN CELIL AND DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE ___________________________________  SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOUSE OF COMMONS |  JULY 30, 2020 Introduction The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is an independent, nonpartisan, and non-profit organization that protects Canadian human rights and civil liberties, challenges discrimination and Islamophobia, builds mutual understanding, and advocates for the ...

Open Letter to Minister Hussen

To read this letter in PDF form, click here!  March 26, 2020 VIA EMAIL TO: Minister Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Families, Children and Social Development Dear Minister Hussen: It is no exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is a devastating catastrophe. It has placed demands on our charitable sector like never before. Charities across Canada have stepped up to take care of some of the most vulnerable communities in our country by providing an array of supports in response to the pandemic. As an advocacy organization serving Canadian Muslim communities, we at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), have seen firsthand ...

NCCM 2019 Federal Election Policy Guide

The NCCM's 2019 Federal Election Guide is here!  Download your copy today. The rise of hate in Canada means that we need to take action. Our election guide recommends policy actions focusing on issues that represent deeply concerning violations of human rights and threaten the civil liberties and security of all Canadians. We call on all political parties to take action on the issues raised in our 2019 Federal Election Policy Guide.

NCCM Executive Director Calls Green Party of Canada’s Position on Bill 21 “Unacceptable” During Townhall

- For Immediate Release – Leader Elizabeth May states that she doesn’t “have any powers” to change policies on pro-Bill 21 candidates in the Green Party (Toronto – September 9, 2019) On Friday night, the National Council of Canadian Muslims hosted Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, in the second in a series of townhalls with the major federal parties. During the townhall, where the discussion ranged from questions about climate change to guaranteed basic income, NCCM Executive Director Mustafa Farooq called the Green Party’s position on Bill 21 “unacceptable”. An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State (referred ...

L’erreur concernant les données relatives aux crimes de haine à Québec est un symptôme d’un problème plus grave

- Pour diffusion immédiate - (Montréal - 23 août 2019) Moins de 24 heures après que le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) a appelé la police de Québec (SPVQ) pour expliquer la divergence dans les données sur les crimes motivés par la haine, la police de Québec a admis que son rapport était erroné. Cependant, le problème est plus profond que l'erreur humaine. Statistique Canada a signalé 89 crimes de haine à Québec en 2018 et le SPVQ 27. «L'ampleur de la différence est beaucoup trop grande pour que cela soit simplement un problème d'erreur humaine. C'est une défaillance du système», a déclaré Mustafa ...

Quebec City Hate Crimes Data Error is a Symptom of a Deeper Problem

- For Immediate Release - (Montreal - August 23, 2019) Less than 24 hours after the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) called for the Quebec City Police (SPVQ) to explain the discrepancy in hate crime data, the Quebec City Police admitted that their report was in error. However, the problem is deeper than human error. Statistics Canada reported 89 incidents of hate crimes in Quebec City in 2018 and the SPVQ reported 27. “The scale of the discrepancy is far too large for this to have simply been a problem of human error – this was a system failure,” said Mustafa Farooq, NCCM Executive Director. “It’s clear that the SPVQ ...

Les Écarts Entre Le Fédéral et La Police De La Ville De Québec Par Rapport Aux Statistiques Relatives Aux Crimes Haineux Sont Alarmantes

- Pour diffusion immédiate - (Montréal - 22 août 2019) Le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) est préoccupé par le fait que les données fédérales de 2018 de Statistique Canada suggèrent que les incidents motivés par la haine à Québec étaient trois fois plus nombreux que ceux rapportés par la police de Québec (SPVQ). « En mettant de côté l’écart entre les données, nous ne pensons pas qu’il est approprié que la police de Québec se félicite pour le déclin des crimes motivés par la haine. La mosquée de la ville de Québec, où six hommes ont été tués dans un attentat motivé par la haine en 2017, continue ...

Discrepancies Between Federal and Quebec City Police Hate Crime Stats Cause for Alarm

- For Immediate Release – (Montreal – August 22, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is concerned by the fact that 2018 federal Statistics Canada data suggests that hate incidents in Quebec City were three times higher than what Quebec City Police (SPVQ) are reporting. “Putting the data discrepancy to one side, we don’t think it is appropriate for the Quebec City police to pat themselves on the back about any decline of hate crimes while the Quebec City Mosque, where six men were killed in a hate-motivated attack in 2017, continues to face attacks, and just a week ago feces were smeared at a local Muslim business in ...

NCCM Calls for Conservative Candidate Ghada Melek’s Resignation

- For Immediate Release - Ghada Melek’s past Islamophobic views, coupled with today’s revelations, require immediate action (Toronto – August 2, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling for the resignation of federal Conservative candidate (Mississauga-Streetsville) Ghada Melek in light of recent revelations where Melek appeared to endorse reparative therapy for gay people in the past. “While we have engaged Melek’s office in conversation around her past reported Islamophobic tweets, retweets, and statements, the most recent revelations have forced us to ask whether Melek is qualified to serve as a federal ...