On November 6 at Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver’s diverse Muslim Communities commemorated Eid al-Adha.
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 | Posted by admin
Eid Celebrated At Vancouver City Hall!
On November 6 at Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver’s diverse Muslim Communities commemorated Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is one of the oldest Muslim festivals in Islamic history. It marks the completion of the Hajj and commemorates the story and symbolic sacrifice by Prophet Abraham, the central prophet connecting the histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The program featured comments by Mayor Gregor Robertson, comments from BC’s diverse Muslim Communities, as well as comments from the Jewish and Christian communities, and an explanation of the significance of this major Muslim festival. The program was organized by the diverse Muslim communities of Vancouver. Mayor Gregor Robertson addresses the audience during the commemoration of Eid al-Adha at Vancouver City Hall.
Photos by Sultan Baloo
UPDATE: Surrey officer killed in crash was second-generation Mountie
By Staff Writer – Surrey North Delta Leader Published: November 13, 2012 8:00 AM Updated: November 13, 2012 3:22 PM The Mountie killed early Tuesday morning in a crash with a transport truck had been a police officer in Surrey for three-and-a-half years and was a second-generation RCMP member. Const. Adrian Oliver, 28, was on duty when his unmarked police vehicle and a semi-trailer collided in the intersection of 64 Avenue and 148 Street in Newton. Continue reading
Canadian Sikhs Applaud PM Harper’s Stand On Free Speech And Telling India To Stop Crying About “Khalistan” Free Expression In Canada
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 | Posted by thelinkpaper.ca admin
The Indian government has consistently raised concerns of “Sikh extremism” in Canada with their Canadian political counterparts. The Canadian Sikh community has always responded that no signs of such extremism exist and that India’s allegations are nothing but baseless accusations. This time the Prime Minister responded with a similar statement that Canada is competent in monitoring its internal affairs and has a close watch on any forms of violent threat. However, mere dialogue on the topic of Khalistan cannot be classified as “extreme” as all Canadians are granted the freedom of expression and political association by the Charter. Continue reading