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Local Canadian Council Rejects Mosque Project

BEARSPAW, Calgary – Canadian Muslims in Calgary have expressed their disappointment for having their request to build a mosque in the Bearspaw area rejected by local officials. “The municipal district of Rocky View basically gave us a long list of things we needed to do. We needed to look at a traffic study, water management, …

Inaugural Lecture in Contemporary Islamic Thought Launched in Toronto

TORONTO – American Muslim scholar, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah delivered the inaugural lecture in Contemporary Islamic Thought on Monday, April 16, at Toronto’s Emmanuel College. Despite the inclement weather and challenging road conditions, the Vic Chapel at Victoria College was filled with people from across the city who came out to listen to Dr. Abd-Allah …

Donating Blood, Syrian Refugees Give Thanks for New Life in Canada

CALGARY – Dozens of Syrian Muslim refugees have raced to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services clinic in Eau Claire to express their gratitude for the new life in Canada. “We really wanted to come together across the country as a Syrian community and say in one loud voice that we are here to …

Muslim Seeks to Become Quebec First Hijabi Officer

QUEBEC, Montreal – A 17-year-old Muslim woman has become a subject of debate in Quebec following her decision to don hijab while studying to become a police officer. “I feel like all the other kids. I don’t think I have a better or worse chance of getting into this career path,” Sondos Lamrhari told Radio-Canada, …

Hijabi Woman Runs for Provincial Elections in Quebec

QUEBEC, Montreal – A hijabi woman has announced plans to run in Quebec fall provincial elections, making her the first Muslim woman donning the religious headwear to run in the eastern Canadian district. “For the past 10 years in Quebec, Muslim women have been a big part of the political discussion – somewhat against their …

Quebec Mosque Shooting Survivor Receives $400K for New House

TORONTO – The Toronto-based non-profit, DawaNet, presented a cheque of $400,000 to Aymen Derbali for a new home on Saturday night at Le Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ). Derbali was left paralyzed from the chest down just over a year ago in the shooting at the Quebec City mosque. The father of three who …

Quebec Mosque Shooter Admits Guilt, Not Terrorism

QUEBEC – The Canadian terrorist’s guilty plea in Wednesday’s trial has brought relief to the families of the Muslim victims who were shot last year on January 29 at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec. “It’s a relief that we avoided a long court trial with the guilty pleas this morning — that relieves the …

Police Investigate 'Hate-Motivated' Incidents at Mississauga Mosques

TORONTO – Peel police are investigating incidents at Mississauga area mosques as possibly “hate-motivated.” Mississauga is a large Canadian city neighboring Toronto on Lake Ontario. Peel community leaders and elected representatives held a press conference this afternoon to condemn the recent actions of a known Islamophobe who recently went to three local area mosques to …

Muslims Pursue Excellence in Ottawa Conference

OTTAWA – Seeking to engage, empower, and support the Muslim community to work together and actively participate in building a vibrant community, a Canadian group will be hosting its annual event this March 17, bringing a galaxy of Muslim scholars to Ottawa. “The theme of this year’s conference is “In Pursuit of Excellence.” This theme …

Canadian Sports Complex Named after Muslim Restaurant Chain

TORONTO – The City of Mississauga’s iconic sports complex, currently called the Hershey Center, will soon bear a new name, the Paramount Center. “Today marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Paramount Fine Foods. We are extremely proud to partner with the City of Mississauga in the naming of one of Mississauga’s true landmarks, …



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