Hamza Yusuf, an American Islamic scholar and the co-founder of Zaytuna College, came under fire in the Muslim community in the US and Canada following his statements at the Reviving the Islamic (RIS) Spirit conference in Toronto (December 24-27, 2016) about black on black crime. Numerous American and Canadian Muslim scholars, Imams, community leaders and activists harshly criticized Hamza Yusuf ...
From his end-of-year vacation outside Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement condemning the terrorist mass shooting at a nightclub in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey, on 1 January 2017. At least 39 people were killed and at least 69 were injured in the attack.
In recent months, Ghada Sadaka, a principal of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School in Markham, ON, has been the centre of controversy after she was accused by parents and Muslim community leaders of posting Islamophobic posts on Facebook.
Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLM – TO), the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence, police brutality,” shared on its official Facebook page a letter that allegedly was sent last week by Toronto Mayor John Tory to BLM-TO.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued on December 31, 2016 a statement greeting Canadians on the occasion of the New Year. Trudeau presented the achievements of his government during the last year that “put more money in the pockets of the middle-class” and vowed to keep standing against the “politics of fear and division” emphasizing “that is my New Year’s resolution to ...
The Canadian Coptic Centre Church of Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga, Ontario held recently an event commemorating the victims of the suicide attack (December 11, 2016) at the El-Botroseya Coptic Church in Cairo which left 27 dead and 47 injured.
The editorials of the Toronto Star and Globe & Mail on December 30, 2016 hail the Obama Administration for facilitating the passage of the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2334. The US abstained from vetoing the anti-Israeli resolution that declared the settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal and a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.