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Ontario Police to Recruit Officers Affected by Quebec Religious Symbols Ban

The mayor of Brampton, Ontario, will launch a recruiting campaign targeting Quebec residents affected by the province’s new law on religious symbols, CBC reported. “We need to send a strong message to proponents of [the secularism law] in Quebec,” Patrick Brown, Brampton’s mayor and the former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, said …

Muslim Students in Canterbury Univ. Meet Police for Safety Workshop

Muslim students at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand met this week with local police officials for an informal safety workshop following the Christchurch massacre, TV New Zealand reported on May 2. Bariz Shah, the president of the university’s Muslim Students Association (UCMSA) said: “It’s important that our community’s members are able to meet …

NY Muslims Form Patrol Unit; It Draws Support, Criticism

The self-funded group sees itself as a neighborhood watch. But there was alarm after its cars were spotted in Brooklyn without warning, or explanation NEW YORK – The sight of a white and blue car with emergency lights and men in navy blue uniform may be quite assuring for many people. Yet, a new community …

British Muslim Aid Worker Says He's Being Racially Profiled

LONDON –A British Muslim aid worker has accused airport police of racially profiling him by being stopped for 50 times, the latest of which was on his way from pilgrimage to Makkah on New Year Eve. “It was an absolute nightmare. It’s getting really annoying. It’s just broken. They [police] are a law of their …

Trinidad Police Officers Allowed to Don Hijab

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A High Court judge in Trinidad has ruled that Muslim women police officers are to be allowed to wear their hijabs while on duty, Antigua Observer reported. “It is a great victory for Muslim policewomen and others in the protective service, who can now stand up and be counted,” Constable …

Yorkshire Police Unveils Modest Uniform for Female Muslim Officers

WEST YORKSHIRE – The West Yorkshire police force has become the first in the UK to offer an alternative modest uniform to female Muslim officers. “For the last month we have been trialing a new uniform for women which is designed not to show the female form,” assistant chief constable Angela Williams told Daily Star …

UK Police Tips to Avoid Hajj Fraud

UK Police Warns Against Hajj Fraud, Offers Advice to Pilgrims

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – In an official statement on July 9, Nottinghamshire Police has presented some fraud avoidance advices for British Muslim pilgrims who are heading to Makkah for Hajj next August. “Within this pilgrimage mass of humanity are thousands of UK citizens, many of whom will have saved for years in the knowledge that, for them, …

Muslim Cop Complains of Racism in San Francisco Police Dept.

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco Muslim police officer has filed a formal complaint detailing “blatant racism and bigotry” he had witnessed at the Central Police Station from colleague officers and superiors since last summer. “Since making the complaint, I have been labeled a rat, singled out by my colleagues, and I now fear for …

Islamophobic Event Turns to a Day of Love In Minnesota

BROOKLYN PARK – Miles away from the UK and Islamophobic calls for “Punish a Muslim Day”, April 3 was celebrated by American police officers in the US state of Minnesota as a day for peace. “It broke my heart when I heard about this hatred campaign,” American police officer Terry Dehmer, a crime prevention specialist …

Black Muslims Mourn Stephon Clark, African-American Convert

NEW YORK – In the US, Black Muslims and their fellow Black citizens have mourned the death of an African-American Muslim convert gunned down by police violence. Stephon Clark, 22 and unarmed, was shot 8 times in the back, neck, arm, shoulder, and armpit, which many consider a contradiction of police account that he was …



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