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October 2014

MOHARRAM – The Islamic New Year and what it should mean for Muslims.

DATE : October 27, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“My faith is that the progress of Islam does not depend on the use of sword by its believers, but the result of the supreme sacrifice of Hussain (A.S.), the great saint.” Mahatma Gandhi Tonight starts the advent of the Islamic New Year 1436 for Muslims. Dating from the time that the messenger of Islam, […]

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CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

DATE : October 25, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Copied below (in their entirety) are two articles published after the Ottawa tragedy which give us very clear insight into the mindset of two leaders of local Islamic Organizations who also preach from the pulpit to large congregations. The first press release is from The North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF) who holds a charitable status […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CANADIANS – Canada is under attack!

DATE : October 22, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 54 Comments

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CANADIANS – Please forward this to CSIS, RCMP, your elected representatives and officials. From Raheel Raza Canada is under attack. Since 9/11 and perhaps even before that, some of us Muslims have been insisting that Canada is not safe from terrorist attacks and that it’s just a matter of time. […]

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Maligning Malala

DATE : October 19, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Ever since Malala Yousafzai — winner this month of the Nobel Peace Prize — came on the scene in October 2012 in a shocking way, after being shot in the face by the Taliban at the age of 15, I have been watching the conspiracy theories unfold.

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“Boxed and Packaged Islam” Trying to Pass Itself Off as Mainstream Islam

DATE : October 17, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“In one short interview, the two Muslim speakers had ensured that: a Zionist conspiracy is in place; ISIS is not really dangerous; the West is at war with Muslims, and the killing must continue; Muslims must not speak out on Western media about violence within the faith, and those who do are liars desperately seeking the limelight. So most Muslims stay silent.”

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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT – A visit to The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

DATE : October 8, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

This past weekend I was in Winnipeg for a conference hosted by Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WomeninAfghanistan) and on Sunday they had arranged for a visit to The Canadian Museum For Human Rights. I had read about the controversy surrounding the opening last month, but decided that I want to see for myself […]

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“THE PRICE OF HONOR” A FILM BY NEENA NEJAD AND XOEL PAMOS

DATE : October 6, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Being an activist for Women’s Rights and a recent participant in the award-winning documentary Honor Diaries, anything related to the issue of honor based violence is compelling. So when I heard about the film The Price of Honor, I was intrigued, especially because the two sisters, about whom the film is made, were mentioned in […]

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