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Canada: Muslims in Calgary holds food, clothing drive for Syrian newcomers and needy


More than 150 volunteers helped a Muslim charity hand out food and winter clothing to an estimated 1,200 needy in Calgary, Canada. The Muslim Families Network Society (MFNS) a non-profit NGO , provided canned food, warm clothing and grocery gift cards to newly arrived Syrian refugees and many others needy in the area. Idrees Khan, the chairwoman of the society …

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Canada: Mohamed Fahmy, Amnesty International Seek “Charter” To Help Canadians Jailed Overseas


journalist Mohamed Fahmy is leading the call for a new law that would lay out how Canadian politicians and bureaucrats should proceed when citizens are detained overseas. Fahmy, along with Amnesty International and other civil society groups advocating to see a ” protection charter” that would give transparency to a process that appears to be applied unequally and unevenly around …

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Canada : Soup’s on for newcomers from Syria


Hundreds of Calgarians came together for preparing soup that will welcome some of the city’s newest residents. Sharon Hapton, the founder and CEO of Soup Sisters, an organization that brings people together to feed those in need  said “When we knew that we were going to have refugees in need, of not just the comfort of a bowl of soup …

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Canada: the teachings of Islam in an open house on  Norwich, Ontario


On Saturday the  23rd of  January ,Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association were at the Norwich Library , Ontario  for an Open House To give the Library visitor  a lesson on the teachings of Islam and the Muslim faith. Ghalib Baten from  Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association said  that they are hosting these open houses at smaller communities across Ontario. …

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Canada: Syrian refugees greeted by Trudeau as they arrive to Toronto


On Thursday, The first large group of Syrian refugees coming  to Canada by government aircraft arrived in Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the refugees  at a temporary processing centre at Pearson International Airport. The PM was accompanied  by the ministers of immigration, health and defence, as well as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Trudeau greeted  the first two families to …

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Canada: Ummah Mosque in Halifax holds open house


On Sunday , Ummah Mosque and Community Centre in west-end Halifax held an open house to help clear up any misconceptions about Islam. Abdelkader Tayebi, imam of Ummah Mosque  said , “We were planning to do this for a long time .It’s just the events that came recently made it more urgent than we planned,”  referring to the recent attacks in San Bernadino, …

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Muslims and Christians work together  to bring refugees to  Canada  


Muslims and Christians formed a partnership to bring refugee families to Victoria.They will work to help families that fled violence  in Syria and Iraq. The partnership  is formed between  Masjid Al-Iman  ,  Oak Bay United Church and St. Aidan’s United Church in Saanich. Ismail Mohamed Nur, the mosque’s imam said “The groups are a good match… the Muslim community is “very …

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Ex-IDF critic of War Crimes against Gazans


Yonatan Shapira, co-founder of Combatants for Peace, three-time Gaza Boat sailor, and supporter of the Palestinian Campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions  (BDS) will speak in Vancouver: November 3 and 8. In 2003, Yonatan Shapira was one of 27 Israeli air force officers who denounced as war crimes the “targeted assassinations” carried out by Israel in the densely-populated Gaza Strip. The …

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ADALA holds a fundraiser for Syria


A fundraiser for Syrian refugees was held at the St. James Hall on October 14 and organized by ADALA – The Canadian Arab Justice Committee. The event raised over twenty thousand dollars for refugee relief which will be matched by the Canadian government. The event included performances by the Aire Flamenco Arabic Music Group, readings by Marcus Youssef of his …

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Liberals plans for immigration focus on “family reunification”  & “middle class growth”


The Liberal government unveiled new plans to change Canada’s immigration system  that  focus on compassion, economic opportunity, and family reunification. The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced the plans and said “Immigration is critical to job creation and long-term economic growth for the middle class. In so many ways, Canada is what it is today thanks …

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