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Somali refugee faces terror charges in Canada attacks

SHAFAQNA- Canadian media say a Somali refugee has faced five counts of attempted murder and other terror charges in connection with the recent stabbing and car-ramming attacks in the western city of Edmonton. Police did not identify…

Edmonton Woman Hopes to Replace Hate with Flowers, Smiles

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim woman in Edmonton Canada is bringing love to an LRT platform she says was filled with hate early last month. Janelle Venne is holding an event called "This Is For You” at the University of Alberta LRT station where…

Canadian Muslim Women's Group Puts Up Billboard Condemning Violence

SHAFAQNA- "We have been trying to combat misconceptions about Islam. Lots of people are misinformed, and there are some negative stereotypes about Islam which we, as practicing Muslims, don’t see,” said Afshan Fatima, with the Islamic Circle…

Canadians unite in rally against racist flyers

SHAFAQNA- People of all backgrounds and faiths rallied against hate Friday after anti-Islamic flyers were distributed in the city for the fifth time in just over a month in Edmonton. They signed their names to a banner with messages of love…

Edmonton Muslims disturbed by newest Islamophobic posters

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim man says Islamophobic posters circulated over the weekend in a north-east Edmonton neighbourhood make minorities feel unsafe. Explicit posters calling for a ban of Islam, which are too graphic and hateful for Metro to…