On February 18, 2017 the Palestine House (البيت الفلسطيني) and the Arab Palestinian Association (المجلس الكندي الفلسطيني) held in Mississauga, Ontario an event in solidarity with the Palestinian people celebrating the 52 anniversary of the Palestinian revolution that started with Fatah movement’s first armed attack against Israel on January 1, 1965. Liberal MP Omar Alghabra attended the event.
An adjudicator with the Human Rights Tribunal awarded a Muslim couple $12,000 because of the couple’s claim that their Christian landlord discriminated against them based on their creed, failed to accommodate their religious practices and harassed them by creating a “poisoned housing environment”.
In an interview with Bloomberg News in Toronto on April 20, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the rise of populism and nationalism is a response to “fears” which are been treated by implementing an economic policy that allays those fears.
“The real threat to Canada is not Islamophobia, it is radical Islam and Islamofascism,” said Muslim activist and panel member Asif Javaid, at a groundbreaking event that brought Muslims together who oppose a Liberal MP’s motion to condemn Islamophobia. They packed the hall in a Mississauga venue.
A Regular Meeting of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 was disrupted by members in the audience who opposed the Board’s decision to allow an extended religious accommodation for Muslim students including in relation to the Friday prayers in the public schools.
By Daniel Pipes I just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania, in part out of interest in the topic (“American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900“), in part to get a first-hand sense of discourse in the humanities at the contemporary university. As the founder of Campus Watch, I wondered if it is as bad as our ...
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Protesters affiliated with the Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens (CCCC) held at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square a rally in support of free speech and against Motion 103, also known as the anti-Islamophobia motion.
The Canadian government has passed Motion 103, the same day as an Angus Reid Institute survey was published asking Canadians how they’d vote if they were MPs. A plurality of 42% said they’d vote against it. While only 29% would give it the go ahead.