Source : Al Arabiya | 24 May 2012
Human rights groups in the U.S. have sent a 60,000-signature petition to the White House, urging President Barack Obama to formally apologize to Syrian-born Canadian, Maher Arar, who was deported to Syria from the U.S. under the suspicion of having links to al-Qaeda, a Canadian newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Arar, a 41-year-old telecommunications engineer, was detained during transit at John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2002 on his way home to Canada from a family vacation in Tunis.
By P.K. Abdul Ghafour | Arab News | Jeddah | 30 Mar 2012
David Roy Woelke, a Canadian English language instructor at King Abdulaziz University, embraced Islam at the World Assembly of Muslim Youth’s (WAMY) headquarters here Wednesday.
Abdul Elah Al-Ajlan, deputy director of dawa programs at WAMY, assisted Woelke to recite the Shahadah (Lailaha Illallah Muhammad Rasulullah “there is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” during a brief ceremony at the organization.
Source : IslamToday | 20 Mar 2012
An increase in hate-induced violence against Muslims and Jews during the past year in the province of Manitoba and its capitol Winnipeg have brought the two faiths together to confront it.
In one of the many incidents, a young hijab-wearing woman driving a car is persistently stalked through traffic by a man making shooting gestures at her. In another, a girl's hair is set on fire at school by a boy making a slur against Jews.
Now Jews and Muslims in the Canadian province of Manitoba are getting together to stand up to the hate.
By Mohammed Adam : National Post | Ottawa / 11 Dec 2011
The imam of the Ottawa Mosque has condemned so-called honour killing, saying the practice speaks to a perverse sense of honour that is alien to Islam, and has no place in society.
Samy Metwally said Friday that it doesn’t make sense to think or believe that any religion will condone killing people to preserve family honour.
“What’s called honour killing is not part of Islamic teaching or tradition, and in fact there is no honour in this killing at all,” Metwally told the Citizen.
Source : IslamToday | Mississauga | 29 Nov 2011
A Canadian court sentenced a woman to 100 hours of community service for ripping the face veil off a Muslim shopper.
Justice Ian Cowan gave Creswell, 66, a one-year suspended sentence. He also ruled she must serve 100 hours of community service, and suggested she educate herself about Muslims by attending a mosque.
Source : Islam Today
Flemington Park | 07 Jul 2011
The Toronto District School Board says it is meeting its obligation to accommodate students' religious beliefs by allowing an imam to lead students in prayer on school property.
The board came under criticism this week when a Hindu group that regularly criticizes Islam raised objections to Muslims observing Friday congregational prayers, which have been held inside a cafeteria at Valley Park Middle School in Flemingdon Park for about three years.
Valley Park Middle School is between 80% to 90% Muslim.
Source | IslamToday.net
22 Nov 2010
A national conference is being held designed for all service sectors in Canada, including: social services, mental health, health, education, law enforcement, government and public agencies, multi-cultural and settlement agencies.
Canada's service sector is vast and multifaceted, employing some three quarters of Canadians and accounting for over two thirds of the country's GDP.