29 results for author: Omar Khamissa


NCCM Hackathon to End Online Hate / CNMC Piratons La Haine au Canada

Le français suit Register Here Dismantle all forms of Islamophobia and hate online and put your skills to the test. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER by September 26th and help us #HackHateCanada! Join us to test your coding and data analytics skills by working to combat the spread of online hate! Take part in a national effort with talented individuals from around the country to develop and create practical solutions to prevent the proliferation of racist and hateful rhetoric online and the spread of misinformation that contributes to its growth. #HACKHATECANADA is a coding and data analytics competition where teams of developers are challenged ...

Vigil’s Being Held Across Canada for the London Muslim Community

Communities across Canada are organizing vigils to commemorate the victims and survivor of the Islamophobic London terror attack. Below are some of the vigils listed by province. We will update this list with any additional vigils that we are aware of. Note: These vigils are not organized or sponsored by NCCM. Please contact the listed organizers for any inquiries. Alberta: Edmonton:   1) Time/Date: Wednesday June 9 @8PM Location: Alberta, Legislature Grounds 2) Time/Date: Friday, June 11th 2p.m Location: Al Rashid Mosque Contact info: info@alrashidmosque.ca Calgary Time/Date: Saturday, June 12th 10a.m ...

Send a Letter to all Federal Leaders on how Insufficient Canadas Response has been on the Crisis in Palestine

Write a letter today to the federal leaders of Canada regarding the recent reprehensible attacks and escalation of violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities on Palestinians. Right now, Canada’s statements have been insufficient. Canada’s statement have not acknowledged the following human rights violations, which violate all norms and basic human dignity: Attacks on journalists; The bombing of humanitarian facilities, like the Red Crescent; The killing of physicians, including those leading the fight against COVID in Palestine; The blockage again of humanitarian aid into Palestine; and The refusal to accept a ceasefire...

Send this Letter to Ontario Education Leaders on Student and Staff Wellbeing in Light of Human Rights Violations in Palestine

Write a letter today to the Ontario Minister of Education and school boards to speak out against human rights violations in Palestine and support students and staff. Since the end of Ramadan, our students continue to witness horrifying images and devastation in Palestine. The escalation of Israeli military violence on one of Islam’s holiest sites, the Al-Aqsa mosque, the dispossession and forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homes, and the attacks on civilian targets, including children cannot be ignored. Students in our classrooms and staff in our buildings are impacted by the events unfolding in their communities and other parts ...

Alberta Government’s Response to the Ongoing Middle East Violence

Write a letter today to the Leaders of Alberta regarding the recent reprehensible attacks and escalation of violence in Palestinians. The most recent escalation has been triggered by the ongoing expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes and the subsequent raids on Al Aqsa mosque on one of the holiest days of Ramadan. Specifically, we write to support MLAs on both sides of the aisle who have spoken up in their local constituencies on this issue. Speaking out on human rights isn’t a question of jurisdiction – it’s the most Albertan thing you can do. It’s further important – as you, Premier, and you, Leader Notley, have done ...

Sign this Petition to Tell the Federal Government to Help End the Attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque

101,291 have signed. Let's get it to 120,000 Tell the Federal Government to do more as after the attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Over the last week, the United Nations reaffirmed that international humanitarian law applied in occupied East Jerusalem and that Israel’s actions to evict and dispossess Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah could amount to war crimes. The videos and photos emerging from Jerusalem are absolutely clear. With impunity, Israeli forces violated the internationally recognized sanctity of the Al Aqsa Mosque, one of the most sacred sites for Muslims worldwide. They attacked Palestinian worshippers as they prayed ...

Under Layered Suspicion: A Review of CRA Audits of Muslim-led Charities

On March 29, the National Council of Canadian Muslims together with the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto, released a report titled “Under Layered Suspicion: A Review of CRA Audits of Muslim-led Charities”. On the same day, Canadian Muslim leaders met with MPs and leaders from every party to discuss the findings of that report.   Our findings suggest that there is a basis for community concerns about the CRA. We found that the CRA has implicit biases and practices that unfairly target Muslim charities in Canada. You can read our groundbreaking report here.   The report shows how these supposedly ...

Send a Letter to the Leaders of Alberta on Islamophobic Attacks

WHAT IS GOING ON IN ALBERTA? May 30, 2021: A Muslim woman and her son were attacked both physically and verbally, while waiting for public transit in Calgary May 26, 2021: A Muslim Calgarian man was met with Islamophobic and racial slurs for hanging a Palestinian flag on his car. Video showed the attacker stating, “I’ll knock your f****** terrorist a** out… I got a picture of Muhammed and Allah in my car, want me to give them to you?” April 25, 2021: A man made obscene gestures towards a woman wearing a hijab, and then hit the car of the Muslim family, then got out of his vehicle, continuing to use racist language, and assaulted ...

Send a Letter to the YDRSB Supporting the Renaming of Vaughan S.S. to Hodan Nalayeh

🚨ACTION ALERT - NEW DEADLINE 🚨 We have been told that the York Region District School Board has asked that constituents send emails around the renaming of Vaughan SS to Hodan Nalayeh Secondary School by Feb 22, as a recommendation on what the school should be named will go to the Property Management Committee on February 23rd. It is critical that constituents send as many letters as possible now to let the trustees know that they must listen to their community. It takes 30 seconds of your time to do.   In mid-September 2020, trustees unanimously agreed to change the name of Vaughan SS given that Benjamin Vaughan ...

Send a Thank You Letter to Minister Blair for Banning Several White Supremacist Organizations as Listed Terrorist Entites

Breaking News: Today, The Federal Government has banned The Proud Boys, The Base, Atomwaffen, and The Russian Imperial Movement as listed terrorist entities. On January 29, 2017, the Quebec City Mosque attack 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. On September 12, 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 disturbing brand of neo-Nazism. This ...