18 results for author: Omar Khamissa


Sign this Petition to tell Jason Kenney and the Mayors of Alberta to Stop Racist and Islamophobic attacks in Alberta

#DontLookAway Take Action now! YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT Sign this petition! Share this petition! Tell Premier Jason Kenney and the Mayors of Alberta that we need to dismantle white supremacist organizations in Alberta On December 8, 2020, a man attacked two Black Muslim women in Edmonton in the parking lot of a mall. A few days later, another young Black Muslim woman was attacked on public transportation in Edmonton. These attacks happened in the context of rising hate crimes against Albertan Muslims and the emboldening of white supremacists and neo-Nazi organization in the province. According to research ...

Tell the government that we need justice for the Quebec City Massacre

Sign the Petition at: http://chng.it/GTPPVd8z6p On November 26, the Quebec Court of Appeal found that section 745.51 of the Criminal Code is unconstitutional in the case of Bissonnette v The Queen. This case arose from the brutal Quebec City Mosque killings on January 29, 2017, which was the largest attack on a religious institution in Canadian history. This means that Alexandre Bissonnette would be eligible for parole in 25 years. For many of us, this is a very deeply troubling scenario to imagine. Our hearts break for the families of the victims. We believe that the issues raised at the Quebec Court of Appeal on consecutive sentences ...

Tell Nityo Infotech that there should be no Islamophobia in our workplaces

"Please do not submit Muslim candidates for below position.” This is an excerpt from an email from a recruiter at Nityo Infotech, an IT company with offices in Canada, US and around the globe. Many in the Muslim community know that Islamophobia and discrimination in employment exists, but rarely do we see it stated this explicitly. We echo the calls by CAIR San Diego, CAIR New Jersey and others for disciplinary action against this individual employee. We also recognize that statements like this don’t materialize in a vacuum. This suggests a broader culture of discrimination and Islamophobia at a global IT company. That is why we ...

Send This Letter Thanking Federal Leaders for Standing Against White Supremacy

Join us in sending this letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Leader of Canada's NDP, Jagmeet Singh thanking them for their recent statements confronting white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations. Mr. Singh formally endorsed NCCM's draft national action plan earlier in November. 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 ...

Thank You Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau – No Fly List

On November 4th, 2020 we received great news of an important win for our community! The federal government’s announced that a redress system for travellers caught by ‘no-fly list’ errors will be coming this month. The announcement is a welcome step forward for Canadians mistakenly identified on the No-Fly List, and for their families and supporters who have worked tirelessly over many years to have this injustice corrected. The No-Fly List has long been critiqued for its false-flagging of innocent Canadians, including children, who share the same or similar name to persons deemed immediate security threats by the federal governmen...

TELL DOUG FORD AND THE CONSERVATIVES THAT ISLAMOPHOBIA SHOULDN’T BE REWARDED

NCCM is deeply concerned by Premier Ford's decision to transform the Canada Christian College into a university. The President of the College, Charles McVety, has expressed deeply Islamophobic views inconsistent with the Ontario's Human Rights Code. In 2010 Christian broadcaster Christian Television Service removed McVety’s show, Word TV, after Canada’s broadcast industry watchdog ruled that various statements by McVety violated its broadcast codes. A complainant to Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) identified fourteen programs between July 19, 2009 and February 21, 2010 that disparagingly treated topics around Muslims and other ...

NCCM Policy Paper: CBSA Oversight Bill

Click here to read the full paper.  There are very few Canadian Muslims who can’t relate – or know someone who relates - to the challenge of “flying while Muslim”. We at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) are very familiar with these challenges. From young Muslim six-year old kids appearing on Canada’s No Fly List, to Muslims facing additional screening purely on the basis of their religious backgrounds, to problems at the border based on where their parents were from, NCCM has heard countless stories over the last two decades about the challenges of flying while Muslim. That is why one of our key battles over the last ...

Sign this Petition to Tell the Federal Government to Stand Against White Supremacist Groups

#DontLookAway Take Action now! Tell the Federal Government to stand against white supremacist and neo-nazi groups. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: Muslim communities are still reeling from the devastating terrorist attack in Quebec in January 29, 2017, which claimed the lives of six Muslim men worshiping in their mosque and gravely injured many others. It was an unprecedented attack that left a Canadian place of worship – a sacred sanctuary – a scene of unimaginable carnage. Now, as 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 ...

CSIS LIED TO CANADIANS AGAIN

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has reviewed two recent federal court decisions that show how the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) failed Canadians. CSIS failed to fulfill their candour obligations to the court, meaning that they did not tell the truth to Canadians under oath.  According to Justice O’Reilly’s decision released yesterday relating to the Awso Peshdary case, CSIS illegally gathered intelligence and then withheld evidence that would have assisted the accused on their case.  Justice O’Reilly’s decision comes only weeks after the release of another Federal Court decision by Justice ...

Get Sandra Solomon Off Facebook

Its Time To Get Sandra Solomon Off Facebook! Sandra Solomon has been engaging in disseminating anti-Muslim content and remarks online for years.  Her Youtube channel has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of its policy prohibiting hate speech. It is time for her Facebook to be terminated as well. Solomon's past remarks include In the past, Solomon was seen on video stating that she is visiting mosques “to educate as many as we can people about the true face of Islam” and that she wants to see the Qur’an designated as “hate literature”. In the video, Ms. Solomon can be seen ripping a page out of a book she said ...