22 results for author: Omar Khamissa


Send a Letter to the Leaders of Alberta on Islamophobic Attacks

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. On March 21st we saw yet another horrific attack on Albertan Muslim women, this time in Calgary. We've seen far too many attacks  against Muslim women in Alberta. 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. As residents of Alberta, we care deeply about this province. We should be able to be who we are, worship as we ...

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 ...

Send a Thank You Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau for Designating January 29th

BREAKING: Today, the federal government officially designated January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia Since the Quebec City mosque shooting on January 29th 2017 there has been a groundswell of support across the country to designate January 29 as a national day of action against Islamophobia, hate, and racism. Several municipalities and provinces have designated the day. Over the years we at NCCM have worked shoulder-to-shoulder with community organizations of many faiths and backgrounds to call for this designation so that we are always reminded of the monumental task of ...

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 ...