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Muslim school targeted with graffiti in Ottawa, police investigate hate crime

SHAFAQNA- Ottawa police have launched a hate crime investigation after someone spray-painted messages on the wall of a Muslim elementary school in Ottawa overnight. People who live near the Ahlul-Bayt Islamic Education Centre in Vanier…

Ottawa Hijab Solidarity Day to Combat Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA- Sado Ibrahim has been wearing a hijab for almost 25 years – a personal choice she said she made after leaving her family in Somalia in the 1990s. She is encouraging other women to do the same on Thursday during Ottawa Hijab…

Ottawa Women's Group 'Outraged' At Anti-Islam Facebook Comments

SHAFAQNA- An Ottawa group’s invitation to wear a hijab in solidarity with Muslim women has spurred dozens of anti-Islamic and xenophobic comments on social media. The City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) posted details for "Ottawa Hijab…