Rally planned in Vancouver to protest Islamophobia, immigration

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SHAFAQNA - Over 700 Vancouverites are expected to converge at Vancouver City Hall this Saturday (August 19) to protest a gathering planned by a group of Islamophobic and anti-immigrant activists. Hosted by local ad hoc committee Stand Up to…

Anti-racism rally planned in Vancouver to protest opponents of Muslims and immigration

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SHAFAQNA - Over 700 Vancouverites are expected to converge at Vancouver City Hall this Saturday (August 19) to protest a gathering planned by a group of Islamophobic, racist, and anti-immigrant activists. Hosted by local ad hoc committee Stand…

Finally Muslims to have their own cemetery in Quebec City

SHAFAQNA - Finally the Muslims living Quebec City will have their own cemetery. Mayor Regis Labeaume and members of the Muslim community said at a news conference that the cemetery would be located on a parcel of land of about 6,000 square…

Quebec’s Muslim to have their own cemetery

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SHAFAQNA- Quebec City's Muslims have been looking for a cemetery for two decades, but made a renewed push after they completed the payment for the city's main mosque in 2011 Muslims in Quebec City are going to have their own cemetery…

Canadians protest in front of Israeli consulate

SHAFAQNA - A Protest Rally was organized by United for Palestine in front of Israeli consulate in Toronto, Canada, in support of Palestinians in Jerusalem (Al-Quds) for their Heroic Resistance to Israeli brutal occupation. Canadians from all…

Canada’s Involvement in Supporting Terrorism and Aggressive Warfare By Mark Taliano

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SHAFAQNA- The Canadian government has disgraced itself by involving itself in aggressive warfare and by supporting terrorism. Publicly endorsing illegal regime change operations and falsely demonizing President Assad[1] and the Syrian…

Canada Halal Food Festival Takes Muslims Back in Time

SHAFAQNA- The Halal Food Festival Toronto, North America’s biggest halal fair, took Muslim visitors back in time to see their achievements and contributions in the Canadian society. Over the course of two days, more than 35,000 people…

Quebec City Muslim Cemetery Rejected in Referendum

SHAFAQNA -  It was by the slimmest of margins that a plan to establish the Quebec City area’s first Muslim-owned and run cemetery was defeated in a referendum Sunday by a vote of 19 to 16. Voters were deciding whether or not to allow a…

49 voters to decide fate of Muslim cemetery in Quebec city

SHAFAQNA- Whether the Quebec City region will get its first cemetery owned and operated by Muslims will be decided Sunday by 49 people in a referendum. The land for the cemetery was purchased in February and the project was approved May…

49 people to decide whether Quebec City's Muslims get their own cemetery

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SHAFAQNA - After six Muslim men were shot dead inside a Quebec City mosque last January, relations between Muslims and the rest of the community were excellent, said Mohamed Kesri — and then the cemetery issue came up. Plans are underway…

Halal food festival in Toronto

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SHAFAQNA - For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be healthy…

Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA - For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA- For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

Muslims in Canada thrive on brilliant legacy left by ancestors: Report

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SHAFAQNA - The presence of Muslims in Canada dates back to 1854 with the first recorded birth of a Muslim, to Scottish parents James and Agnes Love. From then on, history shows a small, diverse and widely dispersed community making noticeable…

Windsor, Canada Muslim charity food drive spreads across country

SHAFAQNA - A charitable food drive that began with Windsor's Muslim community is spreading to communities across the country and organizers hope to have it in every region of Canada within just a few years. Sousan Khaled helped launch…

Pro-Muslim rally peaceful ahead of anti-Islam rally planned for Sunday

SHAFAQNA - A group of Calgarians gathered at city hall on Saturday ahead of a march against Islam planned for Sunday at the nearby Olympic Plaza. Organized by the Calgary Anti-Oppression Network, the Saturday afternoon event drew about 70…

Muslim leaders urge government to help protect mosques, schools

SHAFAQNA - Statistics Canada report last week showed hate crimes targeting Muslims rose by 60 per cent across the country in 2015, but applications for government funding for protection often rejected. Some Muslim community leaders are urging…

Quebec City mosque has words of support for Muslims in London

SHAFAQNA - An attack Monday outside a mosque in London was all too familiar for Muslims in Quebec City, where just six months ago a gunman burst into a prayer room, killing six and injuring 19. In a speech broadcast live over social…

Canadian Politician Joins Muslims for Ramadan Fast

SHAFAQNA- A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan said he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the support received from Muslims. Mark Holland, Liberal Member of Parliament…

Canadian Politician Joins Muslims for Ramadan Fast

SHAFAQNA - A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan said he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the support received from Muslims. Mark Holland, Liberal Member of Parliament…

Oshawa, Ont., woman charged in 5 alleged assaults on Muslims over 2 days

SHAFAQNA - A 47-year-old Toronto-area woman is facing multiple assault charges after allegedly targeting Muslims on three occasions. Durham Regional Police allege the accused approached a couple including a woman wearing a hijab at an Oshawa,…

Racist graffiti aimed at Muslims found on Sikh Realtor's bus shelter ad

SHAFAQNA - A Realtor who has lived in Surrey for more than 25 years said he was surprised to discover racist graffiti written across one of his bus shelter ads in the city on Sunday. "I was kind of surprised," said Manni Gill, a Sikh. "We're…

Canadian Muslim elementary students experience Ramadan fasting for the first time

SHAFAQNA- Some students at Frank W. Begley are going without food or water during the day this month in order to observe the holy month of Ramadan. Many of the kids at the inner-city elementary school weren't born in Windsor or even Canada.…

Anti-Islam, Anti-fascist Groups Clash at Calgary City Hall

SHAFAQNA- With both saying they want the right to free speech, two groups with opposing views rallied outside the city hall in Calgary, Canada, on Saturday. On one side were supporters of a group called the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam,…

Benefit Iftar Supports Toronto’s Top Cancer Hospital

SHAFAQNA- The Faith of Life Network raised $35,000 for Toronto’s Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at its Annual Benefit Iftar held at the hospital on Thursday, June 1. The initial amount pledged to raise for the research center was…

Canadian Muslims to send help to Somalian famine victims in Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Volunteers in Canada will be partnering with the International Development and Relief Foundation to pack supply kits, which will be sent to families facing famine in East Africa. Ramadan is a time for fasting, prayer and renewal…

Muslims in Canada Volunteer to Help Famine Victims

SHAFAQNA- From Toronto to Ottawa and Calgary, Canadian Muslims are volunteering to pack supply kids to help families facing famine in East Africa, as they mark the holy month of Ramadan. “Ramadan is the time for us to show support to others,…

Muslims make Canada strong, open and inclusive place: PM Justin Trudeau message on Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in the video message said, "Muslim Canadians make enormous contributions to our country and help make Canada the strong, open and inclusive place it is today" Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau…