5 results for author: Nadia Hasan


NCCM DEMANDS FURTHER ACTION FROM PDSB OVER ISLAMOPHOBIC INCIDENT 

(Toronto – May 28, 2020) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) demands further action from the Peel District School Board (PDSB) in light of alleged Islamophobic remarks by Principal Julie DeMaeyer of Central Peel Secondary School in Brampton. On May 27, Principal Julie DeMaeyer was temporarily removed from her position as the PDSB investigates an Islamophobic remark she made during a staff meeting. “While we appreciate the PDSB taking the step to temporarily remove Principal DeMaeyer and investigate her remarks, this does not go far enough.The alleged remarks made by Principal DeMaeyer are not the first time students have been ...

Op-ed: The call to prayer is a prayer for the future, a call to those in times of despair

Published in the Toronto Star on May 7, 2020. By Mustafa Farooq, NCCM CEO “Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar.” The delivery room at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton is dark, but on May 5, 2015, at 6 a.m., I was jumping up and down as my newborn son came into the world. The Muslim tradition is to whisper the call to prayer — the adhaan — in the ear of the newborn child after birth; but I was so filled with adrenalin in the moment, that I began to loudly chant the call to prayer even as I held him in my arms for the first time. Five years on, almost to the day, we in the Canadian context are having a public discussion about the place of ...

Attacks on Religious Institutions Motivated by Hate Rise by 41.1% from 2017 to 2018

- For Immediate Release – (Ottawa – July 22, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is concerned by the sharp uptick of “mischief to religious property motivated by hate” as was made clear in today’s Statistics Canada’s Police Reported Crime Statistics, 2018 report. Between 2017 and 2018, hate-motivated “mischief to religious property” increased by 41.1%. “This largely tracks with reports that we have been receiving across Canada from Canadian Muslims who are concerned about the safety and integrity of their religious institutions,” said Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director of NCCM. “While we await the ...

Des Organisation des Libertés Civiles Considérent L’Appel de la Décision de la Loi 21

-Pour diffusion immédiate - (Montréal - 18 juillet 2019) Le Conseil national des musulmans du Canada (CNMC) et l’Association canadienne des libertés civiles (ACLC) ont été informés de la décision du juge Yergeau qui a rejeté la demande de suspension du projet de loi 21. "Personne n'a jamais dit qu'il serait facile de défendre nos libertés civiles", a déclaré Mustafa Farooq, directeur exécutif du CNMC, "Nous examinons la décision maintenant et examinons nos options d'appel." "C’est une décision décevante qui permet à une loi discriminatoire de continuer à s’appliquer, tout en causant un préjudice réel aux personnes ...

Civil Liberties Organization Considering Appeal of Bill 21 Stay Decision

- For Immediate Release – (Montreal – July 18, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) have received Justice Yergeau’s decision that denied our application for a stay of Bill 21. “No one ever said that defending our civil liberties would be easy” said Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director of NCCM, “We are reviewing the decision now, and are considering our options to appeal.” “This is a disappointing decision that permits a discriminatory law to continue to operate, while causing real harms to individuals who simply wish to go to work in their jobs and chosen ...