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PMO’s slander insults all Muslims

Letters to the Editor, Toronto Star Re: Prime Minister’s remarks very troubling for Canadian Muslims, Feb. 3 As a Canadian Jew, I am appalled that the Prime Minister’s Office would slander National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) as having terrorist ties. NCCM is Canada’s most conscientious and reputable Muslim civil liberties organization. It is a responsible and essential voice of reason, integrity and human rights for all. NCCM had pointed out that the PM’s delegation to Israel included a prominent Islamophobic spokesperson and a representative of the ...

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Why Stephen Harper Owes Canadian Muslims an Apology

By Omer Aziz | The Globe and Mail February 5, 2014 Among moderate and educated Muslims – that is, the tens of thousands of Muslims who populate Canadian businesses and universities – there is a quiet insecurity many of us share. After 9/11, the Taliban, al-Qaeda, the Iraq War, and so on, this is the dragging fear that “we” may be labeled and libeled as one of “them,” where “them” can refer to an endless catalogue of reprehensible groups. Each time there is a terrorist attack or a mass killing – the Norway massacre, the Sandy Hook killings, the ...

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Edmonton police set to unveil official hijab that Muslim officers can wear on duty

Joseph Brean | National Post, November 24, 2013 The Edmonton Police Service is to reveal a prototype official hijab for its officers this week, following testing to ensure its safety. It is understood the Muslim headscarf would be black, and designed to be worn underneath the standard police cap. Unlike a traditional hijab, it is to be affixed with tear-away snaps, and designed so as not to obstruct an officer’s vision, or even breathing, during a struggle or other dynamic situation. It is being tested by the force’s tactics training unit, though a final ...

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Canadian Muslim group concerned U.S. speakers will spread ‘misinformation’ about Islam

Paola Loriggio September 13, 2013 | The Canadian Press TORONTO -- A Canadian Muslim organization is calling on Ottawa to spell out how it decides whether to allow controversial foreign speakers into the country ahead of a planned appearance by two conservative American bloggers. The National Council of Canadian Muslims worries Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer will spread "hate and misinformation" about the Islamic faith when they speak at a Toronto-area hotel Tuesday evening, the group's executive director said. Though it disagrees with their message, the group ...

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Former McGill grad student from Egypt wins grievance against professor

By Anne Leclair September 5, 2013 | Global News MONTREAL – Amr El-Orabi has been back in Egypt since last November, when he left Canada after receiving an alleged death threat from his supervising professor. An investigation by McGill University’s grievance committee recently ruled in his favour. But the details of the decision and any possible sanctions against the professor are confidential. “I did move on with my life but I still have the feeling that this person ruined what I was looking for,” said El-Orabi, who is pleased with the grievance’s outcome ...

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