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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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Jerusalem chaos is a warning of things to come


By : Jonathan Cook  Among Palestinians and Israelis, the recent upsurge in violence has been variously described as the children’s, lone-wolf, Jerusalem and smartphone intifadas. Each describes a distinguishing feature of this round of clashes. The steady erosion of Fatah and Hamas’ authority during the post-Oslo years, as the Palestinian factions proved incapable of protecting their people from the structural …

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Federal Election is Monday October 19


Make the time | Vote | Make a difference We have a Problem The Harper government has been bad for Canada with most economic indicators heading south. It has also been terrible on personal liberties pushing through the draconian C51 bill. In addition, this government used the most vulnerable parts of the Arab and Muslim communities as a target to …

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Canada: Government creates emergency relief fund to aid Syrian crisis victims


Canadian International Development Minister Christian Paradis announced a Syrian emergency relief fund that will match donations from Canadians up to $100 million. According to Paradis, The fund will assist conflict-affected people in Syria and neighbouring countries. And will be used to provide basic needs such as food, clothing and healthcare. He said the government will match funds donated to registered Canadian charities, adding that …

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Labour Day Means Supporting Workers Every Day


By Shane Simpson Labour Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of working people, and to renew our efforts to make things better. B.C.’s New Democrats are dedicated to making changes that support workers, ensuring they have good working conditions and get paid a fair wage. Labour Day has its origins in the union movement’s fight for the eight-hour …

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Egypt: Billionaire Offers to Buy Island for Refugees


The Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter. He wrote “Greece or Italy sell me an island, I’ll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs …

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