In an interesting turn of events, David Saperstein, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom posted a blog on Wednesday titled “Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression”.
There’s a new twist in the burqini drama in France, as the highest court in the land, the Council of State, rules against the ban.
Quick question, Canadian islamophobes: If I told you that a government was enforcing a dress code for women (and women only) for the sake of “respecting good morals”, because if women wear what they please it might “draw a crowd and disrupt public order”, and thus the government was enacting … Continue reading
Before discussing the technicalities of Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), I think it is important to know where it came from. Understanding its genesis will not only help frame the discussion of the judgment and its implications, it’s an interesting story in its own right about a fellow unbeliever … Continue reading
Until They Change themselves – One Day Mini-Conference at Islamic Centre of Clarington 31 December 2013 Guest Speakers: Abu Usamah Attahabi – Imam of Green Lane Masjid | Birmingham, U.K. Shazim Khan – Imam of Masjid Al Salaam | Peterborough, Canada AbuMaryum Mamoun Hassan – Imam of Masjid Al Ameen … Continue reading
On Saturday, sometime before 11 PM, someone set fire to the only mosque in Peterborough. No one was hurt, thankfully, and while the damage was considerable inside, the Masjid Al-Salaam building itself survived. A neighbour noticed the flames and alerted fire services, who managed to quickly confine the flames to … Continue reading