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Canadian college student experiments with wearing a hijab

Source : Daily Mail / 15 Apr 2014

A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab - a traditional Muslim veil that covers a woman's head and chest - and what she discovered was a bit unexpected.

 

Ontario Muslims Fund Hospital

Source: Islam Online / 01 Mar 2014

Muslim in Ontario’s city of Mississauga have raised $250,000 to support an emergency care program in their city hospital as they held the community’s 4th annual Family Walkathon.

''We’re so humbled to share this initiative with the Mississauga community as we raise funds for our local hospital,'' Abdul Qayyum Mufti, Chair of the Family Walkathon, Mississauga Muslim Community, told South Asian Focus.

 

While Quebec plans ban, Edmonton adopts new hijab uniform for police officers

 

Source : Islamophobiawatch.co.uk / 10 Dec 2013

Edmonton Police Services has designed and approved a new hijab female police officers can wear as part of their uniform.

A hijab tailor worked with the police tactics training unit, as well as the police equity, diversity and human rights team, to design a head scarf that covers the head and neck of an officer without covering the face.

 

Islamophobia on the rise in Quebec: Survey

Source : Presstv / 08 Nov 2013

Islamophobic abuse has soared in the Canadian province of Quebec since the government proposed a ban on religious symbols for public workers, a survey shows.

The Collectif Québécois contre l’islamophobie, a local anti-Islamophobia group, said on Tuesday that 117 complaints of verbal or physical abuse against Muslims were made between September 15 and October 15.

 

Canadian Muslims: The Highlight of A Mosaic

By Dr. Zijad Delic / 2 Nov 2013

Among the most educated, youngest, and diverse groups in Canada, the vibrant Canadian Muslim community is witnessing significant developments that would allow it to offer a lot to their Canadian homeland.

Dating back to the middle of the 19th century, Muslims have been arriving to Canada from abroad to settle down and establish their lives and build up their new homeland.

 
 

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