31 results for author: Omar Khamissa


Send a Letter to Minister Mary Ng on Trade Agreement with Indian Government

Canada is failing to uphold human rights standards and principles while engaging in trade negotiations with India. Islamophobia has long been on the rise at an alarming rate in many Indian states. On March 10 2022, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Mary Ng, met with her counterpart, Minister Piyush Goyal, in New Delhi. The two discussed working towards an Early Progress Trade Agreement. Minister Goyal of the BJP is someone with known links to the RSS, India's main Hindu nationalist organization tied to acts of communal violence against India's Muslims and other communities. The Government of Canada must make it clear that any ...

Send a Letter to the Ontario Government to Support the Our London Family Act

On June 6, 2021, three generations of one family were killed in an Islamophobic terror attack in London, Ontario. In the aftermath of this unspeakable loss, Ontarians heard their political leaders make bold and unequivocal statements about eradicating Islamophobia and hate from their province. Now, we are asking them to take action.  The Our London Family Act (Bill 86), as proposed by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), is a way to take clear and reasonable action against Islamophobia in Canada. It was introduced by the Ontario NDP on February 23rd and it was moved by the government to committee for study and public engagement on ...

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

CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR GRAND FINALE Le français suit ***APPLICATIONS CLOSED*** This program is oversubscribed! Thank you for your interest.   ***** In the aftermath of fatal attacks on Muslim Canadians in London, Toronto, and Quebec City, as well as the rise of increasingly violent and threatening physical attacks on Muslim women in Alberta and across the country, we as a nation are at a crossroads. Many of these hateful Islamophobic acts of violence are stoked by online hate content and much of this Islamophobia continues to grow and fester in online spaces. Take part in a national effort with talented individuals from around the ...

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 ...

Urge the Canadian Government to Condemn the Attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque

The reports, 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 peacefully during Ramadan. This pattern of attacks during Ramadan every year in the recent past are an egregious violation of international law and must be condemned. This heartless assault during Ramadan by Israeli forces on one of the most inviolable sites for Muslims, and their flagrant violation of the human rights of Palestinians under international law, must ...

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 ...