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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 Group: Quebec Secularism Bill Creates Second-class Citizens

MONTREAL – A prominent Canadian Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization has said the Coalition Avenir de Quebec (CAQ), government’s so-called secularism bill, will render Quebec Muslims and other minority communities second-class citizens, a statement sent to AboutIslam.net read. “The CAQ government has introduced this discriminatory legislation without engaging in any consultation whatsoever with impacted …

Quebec Shooting Sentence Leaves Muslims 'Astonished and Very Upset'

“It’s not anger that we feel. It’s disappointment. We don’t want anyone to feel the pain that we feel, the disappointment that we feel.” Hassan Guillet, ambassador for Islamic Relief Canada, said he understand how the judge came to his sentence, but that gives little comfort to the community. QUEBEC – As the scars of …

With 6,000 Paper Cranes, Canadian Student Honors Mosque Shooting Victims

QUEBEC — In remembrance of the Muslims killed in the 2017 Quebec mosque shooting, a Canadian high school student has folded 6,000 origami cranes on a world map as an art piece dedicated to the victims, CBC reported on January 31. The art piece created by Arthur Thompson de la Chenelière was one of several …

Muslims Invite Community to Quebec Shooting Victims Ceremony

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR – People of different faiths, politicians and police officers have been invited to join the Muslim community in Newfoundland & Labrador as they commemorate the second anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting that left six Muslims dead, CBC reported. “We expect anybody who wants to come and join,” said Mansoor Pirzada, president …

Edmonton Mosque: Muslims Condemn Hateful Intimidation

Police in Edmonton say a group that entered a mosque and later argued with people outside is on their radar A spokeswoman for the Al Rashid mosque, said two men entered the building Friday before prayers and appeared to be scouting the building. The mosque’s executive director spotted one of the men and asked him …

On Shooting Anniversary: PM Trudeau Visits Quebec Mosque

QUEBEC – As Canadian Muslims mark two years since the shooting that left six people killed, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has paid a private visit to the Quebec City mosque to meet survivors of the shooting, as well as widows of the victims. “It’s been almost 2 years since 6 people were killed in …

Muslim Awareness Week Planned in Quebec

“People fear what they don’t know, and what better way to get people to know us the way we want to be portrayed than reaching out ourselves?” The Awareness Week event, which officially kicks off on Friday, will be marked by activities in churches, synagogues, mosques, cultural centres and universities QUEBEC – Two years after …

Canadian Muslim Leaders Meet to Discuss Muslim Civil Rights

TORONTO – More than 150 Muslim community leaders joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) for their annual luncheon briefing on the state of Canadian Muslim civil rights at the Intercontinental Toronto Center last December 22. Each year, the briefing provides a unique window into the public advocacy issues affecting Canadian Muslims, providing a …



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