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Town rallies around vandalized Cold Lake mosque
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When Mahmoud Elkadri arrived at the mosque in Cold Lake, Alta., early Friday morning, he was met with a disturbing sight. The words “Go home” and “Canada” had been sprayed across the front face of the building sometime over the night. […]




Man with sword stopped by stun gun outside Islamic centre
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Police arrested a 47-year-old man early Tuesday morning who was caught trying to vandalizing a Rosemont Islamic community centre. It’s the fifth time since April that same mosque has been targeted.




Canada: Man Charged with Racial Assault on Muslim Teenage girl
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What’s up with these violent old White males attacking Muslim female teenagers? Is this part of an effort to liberate them? A Hamilton man is charged with assault after he allegedly yelled racial slurs at a teenage Muslim girl and chased her out of her apartment building.




Montreal Islamic centre gets axe thrown through window
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Montreal police are investigating a possible hate crime at an east-end Islamic community centre where an axe with an anti-Muslim message written on it was thrown through a window early Tuesday morning.




Pauline Marois loses riding then resigns, as Quebec Liberals hand Parti Québécois a stunning defeat
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MONTREAL — She campaigned on a promise to rid the public sector of employees wearing hijabs, but in the end it was Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois who was shown the door by voters Monday — and with a slam.




Montreal rally unites faiths against ‘secularism’ charter
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Speaking to nearly 500 people at the synagogue in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Dowd said he purposely wore his most ostentatious outfit to the multi-faith rally against the Parti Québécois government’s proposed secular charter.




Wilders helps to launch anti-Islam party in Australia
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An anti-Islam party based on the hardline views of Dutch politician Geert Wilders plans to field candidates at the next federal election, raising fears among moderate Muslims of a rise in extremism.




How Stephen Harper divides and conquers our many minorities: Siddiqui
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Stephen Harper governs not so much for Canada as for his Conservative party. He used to do it by stealth. Now he does it openly, like the Republicans in Washington who, in fact, are beginning to pull back from their partisan brinkmanship just as he is bulldozing ahead with greater arrogance.




Quebec halal butchers vandalised and shot at
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A halal shop owner in Quebec’s Eastern Townships is blaming the provincial government’s secularism charter for acts of vandalism and violence, including air-rifle shots fired at his window.




How Muslims helped Ireland during the great famine
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by Mehedi Islam

160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and 3 shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.