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Brampton Council Appoints First Muslim Woman

The council of the Canadian city of Brampton has appointed Muneeza Sheikh as its integrity commissioner and lobbyist registrar to become the city’s first Muslim woman on a full contract, In Brampton reported. “As integrity commissioner, I’ll oversee the application of the Council Code of Conduct, along with any city by-laws, procedures, rules and policies …

Muslim Women Clothing Store Fills Void in Canada’s Saint John

Moving to Saint John in New Brunswick, in Canada’s east coast less than a year ago, Hebatalla Mohamed noticed that options were very limited to Muslim women looking for suitable clothes. “As Arabian women, we face a lot of problems and the biggest one is our style,” Mohamed, from Saudi Arabia, told CBC. “We find …

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Canadian City Plans Privacy Swims for Muslim Women

At a time when burkini is banned in France, the city of New Westminster, British Columbia, has concluded an agreement with the Canadian Muslim community on planning privacy swims for Muslim women, New West Record reported. “Privacy swims are of relevance as related to religious practices of some members of the community that dictate that genders …

Muslims at Canada’s Oldest Mosque Combat Hate

Members of Canada’s oldest mosque are preaching unity as Islamophobic incidents hit new records. The Muslims are also reaching out to others to combat hate, City News reported. “Alberta has one of the highest numbers of the incidents of hate crimes towards Muslims,” said life-long Edmontonian and Imam Sadiq Pathan. As Canada’s oldest mosque, the …

Ottawa Unveils Anti-Racism Strategy

A new three-year anti-racism strategy has been revealed by the Canadian federal government with a promise of $45 million to fight systemic discrimination through community programs, public education campaigns, and combating online hate, National Post reported. “While we take pride in being a welcoming and inclusive country, we know that racism and discrimination are still …

Canadian PM and Politicians Join Muslims to Celebrate `Eid

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and over 75 elected officials and media personalities joined 1,000 guests to celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr at a gala dinner in Toronto on Friday, June 21st, hosted by The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV), a non-partisan organization whose aim is to increase the participation of Canadian Muslims within the democratic process. “`Eid Mubarak! …

Canadian Muslims, Civil Liberties Groups Challenge Quebec Religious Symbols Ban

Canadian Muslims and civil liberties groups have filed a legal challenge in the Quebec Superior Court against Quebec’s Bill 21 banning public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing hijab and religious symbols, a statement by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) read. The plaintiffs in the case include the NCCM, the …

Quebec Adopts Controversial Bill Banning Religious Symbols

Quebec’s majority government has pushed through a controversial piece of legislation that will bar public-school teachers, government lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols while at work, The New York Times reported Monday. “This government is introducing a law that tramples on the rights of thousands of people,” said Catherine McKenzie, the lead …

Muslim Student Wins $100,000 Mechatronics Scholarship

A teenage Muslim Grade 12 female student has won a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Windsor Star reported. “I think I had a moment of calm after reading the email. It’s not about the money, it’s more of an opportunity to put myself out there and impacting …

Toronto Muslim Women Play Softball, Break Barriers

“One, two three, Bismillah (In the name of God)!” Kicking off the league in 2016, a growing number of Muslim women from Greater Toronto Area have been joining softball competitions annually, playing ball and breaking barriers, CBC reported. The Sisterhood Softball League is made up of Muslim women from the GTA who gather every Sunday …



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