Canada Islamophobia

5 Muslim Scholars On The Permissibility Of Not Wearing The Headscarf

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

The headscarf worn by Muslim women is often a subject of immense debate in the media. It is donned for various reasons from the personal to the political. It is imposed on many but freely adopted by others. A piece of clothing that should ideally be an issue of freedom of choice and expression has been heavily politicized.

Canadian Politicians Need To Stand Up Against Growing Xenophobia

Monia Mazigh | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

The world is changing rapidly. We have witnessed the success of the Brexit campaign in the UK, and the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. Amid the social and political turmoil, some political groups and social movements are emerging to exploit this climate of tension and fear and make political and financial gains out of it. Canada has not been immune of this.

Canadian Communities Must Unite Against Hatred

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Unchecked hatred that appears in blogs and other online venues has the potential to lead to ugly incidents. We cannot allow such darkness to destroy the social fabric of Canada. Indeed, it was this unchecked hate speech that has indoctrinated many in Pakistan to turn a blind eye to the oppression of Ahmadi Muslims and other religious minorities.

Edmonton Anti-Islam Flyer Suspect Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

Have you seen this man?

Hate Crimes Against Muslims In U.S. Highest Since 9/11: FBI

CP | Christina A. Cassidy, The Associated Press | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada

In 2015, there were 257 incidents of anti-Muslim bias compared to 154 incidents the prior year.

Canada's Anti-Islamophobia Motion A Shining Example To The World

Samer Majzoub | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

Canada's parliament adopted unanimously a motion to condemn all forms of Islamophobia in the country. The fact that the motion received no objection from any of the federal parties shows that the Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Bloc Quebecois members have a clear understanding that Islamophobia is a severe form of bigotry.

Supremacist Incidents Are The Greatest Extremist Threat Canada Faces

Abbas Kassam | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Abbas Kassam

What's true is violent extremism is a greater threat than terrorism in Canada today. Furthermore, it is supremacist-motivated attacks that make up the majority of violent extremist incidents as the TSAS report articulates. Not surprisingly, supremacist-motivated attacks are hardly ever the focus of media stories.

In Case You Missed It, Canada Passed An Anti-Islamophobia Motion

Thomas Woodley | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

However you interpret it, the Muslim-Canadian community is denied an opportunity for empathy and recognition. In effect, much of the value of such motions stems from the public's awareness of them. Without any exposure, such motions pass largely without effect.

Parents Deserve Clarity On Alleged Racism At York Region Schools

Faisal Kutty | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

We write with respect to the saga at the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) over alleged Islamophobic posts by principal Ghada Sadaka. We join the parents who are deeply concerned about the mental and physical well-being of their children.

Muslim Canadians Must Hold The Trudeau Government Accountable

Nadine Tahan | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadine Tahan

A year has gone since Trudeau first came into office, offering a welcome message of change throughout his campaign. Yet, although Trudeau has had some accomplishments in office so far, Muslim Canadians must remain skeptical of his government and must be prepared to hold him accountable on issues that directly or indirectly impact our community.

Islamophobia Is Now A Canadian Concern

Samer Majzoub | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

As the years have passed, the Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF), community organizations, activists, human rights groups, some public figures, intellectuals, elected officials and others have kept their worries very well exposed over the intensification of Islamophobia in the country.

Edmonton LGBT Community Stands Against Islamophobia

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Junaid Jahangir

The LGBT community in Edmonton stands firmly against oppression be it against blacks, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs or others. The reason is simple. We stand at the intersection of so many other communities. We are a sexually, ethnically and religiously diverse community.

End Islamophobic Coverage Of Muslim Sexual Violence Survivors

femifesto | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Living
femifesto

Quite often, visibly Muslim women receive the worst of Islamophobic violence and harassment. And when they face violence from within their communities, Muslim women may be unlikely to report it, knowing that their communities are already over-policed.

Help Make Canadian History By Denouncing Islamophobia

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

Recent atrocities committed by Islamist radicals have painted all Muslims with a broad brush. The petition condemns these atrocities, but also affirms that the overwhelming majority of Canadian Muslims are not represented by these actions, and as such should not suffer discrimination on their basis.

Islamophobia Petition Will Not Make It A Hate Crime In Canada

Faisal Kutty | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

This is a wonderful idea with great symbolic and even practical value in this day and age of rampant Islamophobia. I urge everyone to sign this petition. I also encourage your family and friends to do the same. Yet some of the people contacting me believe that the petition will create a new hate offence of Islamophobia

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maryam Monsef?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

After reporters revealed the mismatch between Minister Maryam Monsef's stated and actual birthplaces, a politically-motivated "outrage" ensued. Did she purposely mislead her colleagues, her constituents? Was she a fraud? Could her Canadian citizenship be revoked?

Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of Reflection

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

While we should applaud the court's decision to suspend this discriminatory ban and infringement of human rights, we ought to come together to ask what led a country like France to act in such a manner. We ought to ask tough questions in order to avoid future occurrences of these types of discrimination.

Secularism Shouldn't Exist In Opposition To A Religion

Abbas Kassam | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Alberta
Abbas Kassam

Last week, an Alberta Court upheld a ruling that found Webber Academy, a private high school, discriminated against two Muslim students by failing to provide a prayer space for them. Situations like that of Webber Academy beg the question about what is the nature of being non-denominational?

Condemning Terror Isn't Enough, Islam Needs Change From Within

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Blaming Islam for terrorism is silly as the texts are silent and it is Muslims who speak. This however still does not absolve Muslims of responsibility for internal change to stop those on the cusp of joining terrorists. This means challenging popular speakers who support medieval sharia laws, Caliphates and draconian punishments under Islamic law.

Building More Mosques Won't Solve Canada's Islamophobia Problem

Saqib Qureshi | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Saqib Qureshi

Tackling Islamophobia or Canadian Muslim unemployment is a problem not just for Canadian Muslims, but for all Canadians. That being said, if Canadian Muslims don't lead the effort to tackle these issues, including educating that same society and state, little will get accomplished.

Suspect Charged After Woman In Hijab Assaulted In London, Ont.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada

The woman was shopping with her four-year-old son.

Woman In Hijab Attacked At London, Ont. Supermarket

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada

Police are looking for a female suspect.

Toronto Ads Perfectly Debunk Idea That Muslims Don't Belong Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living

"Toronto for all."

Orlando Shooting Leaves LGBT Muslims In 'Precarious' Place: Activist

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada

The attack and its aftermath has underscored the confluence of homophobia and Islamophobia.

Counterterrorism Plans Won't Be Effective Until Biases Are Addressed

Monia Mazigh | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Last federal budget, the government announced the plan to create a counter terrorism office. This new initiative named as the Office of the Community Outreach and Counter-radicalization Co-ordinator would cost Canadian taxpayers $35 millions dollars. With an initial funding of $3 million in 2016-2017 and a $10 million a year in the subsequent years.