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US Muslim Faith Leaders Join Pro-Immigrants Protest

SAN DIEGO – Leading Muslim imams and scholars joined other local and national faith leaders at the San Diego-Tijuana border on Monday, December 10, in an act of peaceful civil disobedience in support of asylum-seekers and immigrants. “We stand today, tomorrow and every day, committed to ensuring that every human being receives dignified treatment and …

Canadian Muslims, Christians Launch Campaign against Discrimination

LONDON – In an Ontario city where more than one-fifth of the population is comprised of immigrants, five churches and a mosque are sending a targeted message that they embrace everyone in the community regardless of faith or ethnicity, London Free Press reported on December 10. “The purpose of the campaign is to change the …

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Dutch Still Get it Wrong on Muslims: New Study

AMSTERDAM – According to Ipsos Perils of Perception survey,  the Dutch people, fuelled by Islamophobia, overestimate the number of Muslims in the Netherlands and the percentage of the population born abroad, Dutch News reported on December 6. The research, which takes place in 37 countries, shows that the Dutch think 26% of the population were born outside …

Regina Farm Embraces Diversity with Halal Meat

Kim MacDougall has had sheep for decades and he and his family have filled a niche need for Regina’s immigrant population by providing halal meat They started out butchering for a few close friends, but as Regina’s immigrant population grew, so did the market for halal meat. REGINA, Saskatchewan – A local farm in Regina, …

NY Faith Leaders March to Support Refugees, Muslims

ITHACA, New York – About 60 people of different faiths marched together in Tompkins County, New York, on Saturday, November 3, to show solidarity with immigrants and refugees and call for compassionate immigration policies as part of the worldwide “Share the Journey” campaign. “Let us make this pilgrimage today as a way to stand in …

George Clooney Defends Muslims, Criticizes Trump

NEW YORK – The worldwide famous Irish-American actor George Clooney has come out swinging at the American President Donald Trump and how he treats Muslims and other American minorities, Irish Central reported on October 13. Trump was dealing in fear, Clooney said during his speech at Variety Magazine’s “Power of Women” event in Los Angeles: …

Ohio Muslim Groups Stand Up for their Embattled Community

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Muslim group in Columbus, Ohio, is working to aid Muslims, immigrant communities, and refugees, giving them advice and support. “Twenty-five-thousand Muslim children and youth in Columbus are at risk of drugs, gangs, violence,” Zerqa Abid, founder and executive director of My Project USA, told Middle East Eye. “[We have] an immigrant …

Muslim Newcomer Families Celebrate Canada Day

Muslim Newcomer Families Celebrate Canada Day

OTTAWA – Every July 1, Canada celebrates its national day, an occasion poignantly special to Muslims who have recently come to the country. “I think a lot people find Canada a safe place. It’s nice to be reminded annually that it’s still a safe haven,” Mohammed Al-Radi, Syrian Muslim husband of Lamees and father of …

US Muslims Join Protests Against Migrant Separation

WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of Americans including Muslims have staged nationwide protests across USA over the president Donald Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies. More than 630 demonstrations were planned calling for reuniting immigrant families who were split by the policies of the American government at the US-Mexican border. BBC reported on July 1. Major …

Immigrant Toddlers Ordered to Appear in US Court Alone

CAIR: Migrant Toddlers Shouldn’t Stand Before US Courts Alone

WASHINGTON – In reaction to the US administration’s policy of breaking families apart, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on US Muslim voters — and all other Americans concerned about family values — to contact their elected representatives in condemning this policy. “We demand Trump and his administration take immediate and transparent steps …



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