Action Alerts


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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Bill 21 Petition

Français: https://cnmc.ca/loi21/ 10,890 have signed. Let’s get to 15,000! SAY NO TO BILL 21 We at the National Council of Canadian Muslims are standing up against Bill 21 and we need your support. Let’s show the Government of Canada that we will not stand for this discriminatory law. Bill 21 is the law in Quebec, Canada that bans individuals wearing religious symbols from working in certain public sector positions. This is a law that doesn’t just affect Muslims. It affects those wearing a kippah, a turban, a crucifix and of course those that wear ...

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URGE THE GOVERNMENT TO DESIGNATE JANUARY 29 AS NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST HATE & INTOLERANCE

Canadian 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. As we approach the second anniversary of the attack, we pause to recognize that the racism and hatred that underpinned this attack do not exist in isolation. According to the latest figures, hate crimes and discrimination against ...

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Thank the Toronto District School Board for supporting Islamic Heritage Month

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to write to the leadership and trustees of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to thank them for supporting Islamic Heritage Month and for taking a principled stand against Islamophobia. The TDSB recently published an Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook for educators and teachers. Take a minute to thank the TDSB leadership and trustees for promoting equitable and inclusive schools in our communities. ACTION ALERT: Take Action Now! Complete the form below ...

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Sign the petition to help bring Hassan Diab home

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to sign the following petition calling on the Government of Canada to work towards the immediate granting of bail to Hassan Diab and securing his urgent return to his family and home in Canada. Diab has been in French custody since 2014. Who is Hassan Diab? Hassan Diab is a Canadian of Lebanese origin, who was a sociology professor at the University of Ottawa. In 2008, Diab was arrested by the RCMP in relation to the Copernic St. Synagogue bombing in Paris in ...

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