The new Muslim prayer space at Emmanuel College, a Christian seminary at the University of Toronto, cost $25,000, and was shared by the Canadian Jaffari Muslim Foundation, the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, the Islamic Institute of Toronto, the Muslim Chaplaincy, and the Muslim Students Association. However, the higher cost of the $75,000 ablutions (Muslim-only washing) facility was paid for mainly by non-Muslim students, their parents, and taxpayers.read more
Emmanuel College, a Christian college at University of Toronto, builds Muslim prayer space and ablutions facility mostly funded by the school
Posted by: Robert Sibley‘s Ideas & Consequences
I’m sure everyone knows the old saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Well, the sentiment might make a worthy motto for the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) in its attempts to stymie those who question extremist Islam.
CAIR-CAN, it appears, would like Canadians to believe it has discovered the virtues of tolerance, inclusiveness, diversity and, most marvelous of all, freedom of thought and speech. Nonetheless, the organization wanted the Ottawa Public Library to cancel a Monday night speech by British “mosquebuster” Gavin Boby, the founder of group devoted to “resisting the tide of Islam” in the United Kingdom. Boby uses legal processes and municipal bylaws to help Britons who don’t want mosques built in their neighbourhoods. He’s apparently been quite successful.read more
Côte-des-Neiges under fire for offering gender-segregated swimming
Sessions an ‘infringment on rights’: Drainville
CBC News Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:32 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2013 3:40 PM ET
Gender-segregated swimming hours should not be allowed, say Bernard Drainville, Quebec’s minister for democratic institutions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Facebook
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Gender-segregated swimming sessions at the Côte-des-Neiges sports centre have come under fire after an official complaint was filed with the borough.
Every Sunday, an hour is set aside for women-only swimming and another hour for men at the public swimming pool. The borough implemented the sessions 16 years ago at the request of some of its Muslim and Jewish citizens.read more
A Tenacious Spirit; As the first member of the Canadian Forces to wear a hijab, Wafa Dabbagh is a pioneer and has risen to the ranks of lieutenant-commander.
By Louisa Taylor, Ottawa Citizen December 7, 2010 7:24 AM
Brampton, Ontario: Wali ul Asr Elementary School student praises Ayatollah Khomeini and Hassan Nasrallah
GTA Muslim School Girl Praises Hezbollah Leader’s Defeat Of Zionist Regime In Madrassah Speech Competition
In 2010 the Wali ul Asr school, located in Brampton Ontario, staged a speech competition among its elementary school students.
Wali ul Asr is affiliated with the Shia sect of Islam. From it’s web site:
“Wali ul Asr School is a federally registered non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Muslim leaders who will support our Imam’s cause. The school strongly believes that Muslim children and youth can integrate into society as ambassadors of their faith and become leaders rather than followers who become merged and lost.”read more
Syed Soharwardy says that allowing Muslim women to testify in court wearing the nikab “takes the Canadian society in a forward direction rather than backward direction”.
Decision takes Canada in a forward direction
By Trevor Scott Howell and Natalie Stechyson, Calgary Herald; Postmedia News December 21, 2012
Leaders in Calgary’s Muslim community praised Thursday’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that could allow women, under certain circumstances, to wear a niqab while testifying in court.
“This is a very good decision,” said Syed Soharwardy, founder of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada. “It takes the Canadian society in a forward direction rather than backward direction. For a fair trial, it is OK to reveal your identity and remove the niqab. In my view it matches with the Islamic teachings.”read more