‘It’s gonna be nice. It’s gonna be beautiful. It’s gonna stand out in the city as a nice new building’
CBC News Posted: May 16, 2014 5:55 AM CT Last Updated: May 16, 2014 5:55 AM CT
A growing Muslim community in Iqaluit is getting help to build a mosque from the same foundation that helped establish mosques in Inuvik, N.W.T., and Thompson, Man.
It would be the first official Islamic place of worship in Nunavut.
“It’s gonna be nice. It’s gonna be beautiful. It’s gonna stand out in the city as a nice new building,” said Hussain Guisti of the Zubaidah Tallab Foundation, a Manitoba-based Islamic charity.
Guisti estimates there are currently 80 Muslims living in Iqaluit, and he expects that number to quadruple in the next two decades.
“There’s been a tremendous increase in the number of Muslims in the past 20-some years in Iqaluit, and we anticipate that number to continue to grow because Iqaluit is a booming, developing city,” he said.
“It’s attracting people from all nationalities for economic opportunities and job growth.”
Guisti says his group is working with the Islamic Society of Nunavut, founded in 2009, to construct a two-storey building.
Some of the materials are already in town and more will arrive on sealifts this summer.
They are looking at a site near the Road to Nowhere. The city says the group would have to apply to amend the zoning bylaw for the area.
The Islamic Society of Nunavut and the Zubaidah Tallab Foundation are still raising funds locally and in the south to help pay for the building and the associated costs.
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014 6:00 am
Mischa Popoff | 18 comments
For years now, Liberals and New Democrats have pretended Islamic terrorists deserved to be treated with kid gloves.
They said the Bush-Cheney doctrine was distinctly un-Canadian and that aggression only gave rise to more terrorism.
How did a proud nation that helped defeat Nazi Germany, fascist Italy, imperial Japan and the communist Soviets sink to the point where two of our men in uniform had to be murdered in cold blood on our own soil before we would collectively awaken from this isolationist trance?
First, we were told Maher Arar was tortured in 2002 when American intelligence pulled him off a flight and sent him to Syria for questioning about his ties to terrorists. He never proved his claims of torture and never denied having numerous conversations over the years with known terrorists.
Monday 3pm Bloor & Palmerston : Street Team to pass out flyers re: AUSMA MALIK – See more at: http://www.risecanada.com/2014/10/27/monday-3pm-bloor-palmerston-street-team-pass-flyers-re-ausma-malik/#sthash.J7TxQmuJ.dpuf
On Monday, Toronto will vote in municipal elections. One of the candidates for TDSB trustee (Trinity-Spadina), AUSMA MALIK, has participated in fundraising events for the infamous “Toronto 18″ charged Islamic terrorists. She has also participated in events where flags of banned Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah have been openly displayed. Tomorrow we shall be passing out the following flyer. – See more at: http://www.risecanada.com/2014/10/27/monday-3pm-bloor-palmerston-street-team-pass-flyers-re-ausma-malik/#sthash.J7TxQmuJ.dpuf
BY RON CORBETT, OTTAWA SUN
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If Mike Maguire can sit down yet — after the thorough spanking he received this week over his transit plan — I want him to know the worst is probably behind him.
And for what it’s worth, when Election Day comes around, I don’t think his transit plan will be seen as the worst idea of the campaign.
Why just this week a candidate in Gloucester-Southgate sent out a press release saying he would adopt sharia law at city hall if he were elected.
Meladul Haq Ahmadzai says sharia law would “restore transparency and accountability at city hall.”
Not a lot of reporters attended his sharia law press conference, nor has Ahmadzai been interviewed all that often, despite his press releases always ending with the cheerful reminder that “the media is welcome to ask questions.”