12 results for author: Omar Khamissa


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 ...

TELL PEEL POLICE TO TAKE ACTION NOW

Join The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), in demanding from Chief Nishan Duraiappah that the officer responsible for firing the bullets that killed Ejaz Choudry be taken off the force. Ejaz Choudry, 62 was murdered by Peel Regional Police on or around June 20, 2020 in a disturbing display of excessive force. Ejaz Choudry had schizophrenia and was undergoing an episode when the family called the non-emergency line for help. The police immediately barricaded the apartment, refusing to let family members in. Using a ladder, the police entered the apartment through the balcony, kicking down the door, demanding him to “get ...

Justice for Ejaz!

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), The Muslim Council of Peel (MCP), and The Urban Alliance of Race Relations (UARR) are demanding from Chief Nishan Duraiappah that the officer responsible for firing the bullets that killed Ejaz Choudry be taken off the force. Ejaz Choudry, 62 was murdered by Peel Regional Police on or around June 20, 2020 in a disturbing display of excessive force. Ejaz Choudry had schizophrenia and was undergoing an episode when the family called the non-emergency line for help. The police immediately barricaded the apartment, refusing to let family members in. Using a ladder, the police entered the apartm...

NCCM Demands Immediate Action from the PDSB

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is demanding that the PDSB Chair, Brad MacDonald and Director of Education, Peter Joshua immediately resign given the conclusions reached in the report from Arlene Huggins. Huggins, in her report, wrote that the school board and director's office is "lacking both the ability and capacity, and perhaps even more importantly, the will” to address systemic racism and anti-black racism in PDSB. Huggins further noted that non-compliance with the recommendations made in the report from PDSB is “probable”. That’s shameful. Only a few weeks ago, NCCM demanded further action in light of ...

Protecting Our Charitable Institutions

We at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) have seen firsthand how Canadian Muslim charities have risen to the challenge of providing support services to the elderly, the impoverished, the unwell, and to those seeking shelter. We know that at this time our charitable institutions are most at risk. Mosques and aid organizations across Canada that support the most vulnerable are facing challenges on both ends. On one end, they aren’t able to host fundraising events and have had to close their physical spaces. On the other end, the demand on their services has increased as folks lose their jobs, or face increased threats of domestic ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

We’re a Family. It’s Time To Protect Our Families It is no exaggeration to say that the COVID-19 pandemic is the once-in-a generation devastating catastrophe. In a time where we are all at our home with our families, we know that our mandate is to protect our families and our communities ...

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Ontario College of Teachers that Mr. Bonello should not be allowed to return to school

ACTION ALERT: TAKE ACTION NOW! The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is greatly disappointed after the Ontario College of Teachers made the decision to only suspend Martin Gaeton Bonello, a construction technology teacher in the Peel District School Board, for a period of six months after making racist remarks towards a student. “The fact that Mr. Bonello was only suspended for six months sends the wrong message”, says NCCM’s Executive Director Mustafa Farooq, “The reality is that Mr. Bonello’s remarks devastated the student. The student stated that he reported feeling like an ‘invisible person sitting in class...