FMC-CMF condemns the Terrorist Attack on Muslims in Quebec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Montreal, January 30, 2017 – The Canadian Muslim Forum condemns the terrible terrorist shooting in a mosque in Sainte-Foy against Muslims in Quebec and is deeply shocked.

The Canadian Muslim Forum (CMF-CMF) expresses its utter dismay at the extremist attack in Quebec City which resulted in several deaths and injuries.  “Faced with the continuing and incessant increase of violent attacks on community places of worship in Quebec, violence is escalating and here we are, facing a massacre: fathers of families and young men shot atrociously by Barbaric shooters,” said Samer Majzoub, the president of the Canadian Muslim Forum.

The Muslim community in Quebec is suffering from a flood of hate attacks on places of worship and now the attacks are escalating and bringing back the death of innocent people. We firmly believe that such attacks are fuelled by the Islamophobic sentiment and the smear campaigns that we have seen recently in the province. ”

“We call upon authorities to work hard to control the situation and stop these murderers from preaching violence in the country. We also call on the provincial and federal governments and the responsible authorities to step up their efforts to ensure the safety of their people by taking measures to ensure the safety of all Quebeckers. ”

“ The FMC-CMF shares the grief of the families of the victims and prays for the innocent: “My prayers are with families, friends and loved ones in mourning,” adds Majzoub and continues with certainty that “this massacre does not represent the values Quebecers and Canadians of peace, equality and freedom of belief and will not disunite us. ”

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Contact:

Samer Majzoub: 514 884 0852

 

Le FMC-CMF condamne l’attentat terroriste contre les musulmans québécois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Montréal, le 30 janvier 2017 – Le forum musulman canadien condamne l’irrévocable fusillade terroriste dans une mosquée de Sainte-Foy contre les musulmans québécois et est profondément sous le choc.

Le Forum musulman canadien (FMC-CMF) exprime son extrême consternation face à l’attentat extrémiste qui a eu lieu à la ville de Québec et a engendré plusieurs morts et blessés.

« Face à la continuelle et incessante augmentation des attaques violentes contre des lieux de culte communautaires au Québec, la violence est en escalade et nous voilà, devant un massacre : des pères de familles et des jeunes hommes fusillés avec atrocité et sans froid par des tireurs barbares », déclare Samer Majzoub, le président du Forum musulman canadien.

La communauté musulmane du Québec souffre d’un flot d’attaques de haine contre les lieux de culte et maintenant les attaques s’accentuent et ramènent la mort d’innocents. Nous croyons fermement que de telles attaques sont alimentées par le sentiment islamophobe et les campagnes de dénigrement que nous avons vus dernièrement dans la province. »

« Nous appelons les autorités à travailler fort pour contrôler la situation et ne pas laisser ces meurtriers prêcher la violence dans le pays. Nous demandons aussi au gouvernement provincial et fédéral et aux autorités responsables d’accentuer plus l’effort afin d’assurer la sécurité de sa population en prenant des mesures qui garantissent la sécurité de tous les Québécois. »

Le FMC-CMF partage la douleur des familles des victimes et prie pour les innocents : « Mes prières sont avec les familles, amis et proches en deuil », ajoute M Majzoub et poursuit avec certitude que « ce massacre ne représente pas les valeurs québécoises et canadiennes de paix, d’égalité et de liberté de croyance et ne va pas nous désunir. »

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Contact:

Samah Jebbari: 514 886 8414

Kathy Malas : 514 594 1402

Outstanding Achievement Fulfilled by Canada and Community, op-ed by Hussein HobAllah

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*Hussein Hoballah, chief editor of Sada Al mashreq.

Last Tuesday, the 25th of October, two-thirty a.m. was attack time that befell the Muslim Cultural Centre in Sept-Îles’, which lies about 900 km to Montreal’s northern east. A few weeks ahead of commencing work, the centre’s furniture was destroyed. Now that the centre had lost around $5,000, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, as well as the entire parliament, condemned the incident on the 26th of October. The next day, the attacker gave himself up to the police that made a mitigating statement, saying the attacker had been driven by drunkenness rather than hate. He has therefore been released until trial. A day ahead of the incident, Bloc Québécois’ MP Mariléne Gill, objected when a visiting Ahmadi Muslim group asked for room to pray. Gill sounded uneasy and enraged enough to provoke the hate of any listener against the group, even if she didn’t mean it. However, Liberal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Randy Boissonnault, was quick to respond, confirming that the Canadian Constitution spoke of respect to multiculturalism and faith in and outside parliament.

The attack, in addition to Ms Gill’s provocative speech took place when the Muslim community was working to get parliamentarians to condemn all forms of Islamophobia in Canada. Back on the 5th of last month, the motion failed to pass; a Conservative MP had voted against it.  Even earlier, community members in different Canadian regions had begun to suffer from attacks and harassments. An online petition signed by around 70,000 Canadian citizens had not been enough.

Back on last Wednesday, nearly an hour after parliament had condemned the Sept-Îles attack, MP Thomas Mulcair again proposed an Islamophobia-condemning motion- whatever form Islamophobia took. All accepted it, including MP Gill. That was great success for the Canadian Muslim Forum (CMF), the community and scores of other Canadian citizens, who had managed to get the online petition around 70,000 signatures. To the community, that is great achievement to take pride in; community members all across Canada have collaborated in coordination with the CMF. Canada, too, has the right to take pride in that because it means that the Canadian values protecting all citizens have been met. After all, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms confirms respect for multiculturalism and faith.

Now that Islamophobia has been condemned, this is not the end, but rather the beginning, like Mr Samer Majzoub puts it. Having launched the petition first, the interviewee says, “We need to continue working politically and socially and with the press.” They used to doubt the existence of Islamophobia, but now we do not have to worry about that; all blocs and political figures, represented by Canada’s supreme legislative authority, have spoken of that existence. In the offing, we need to get policy makers to do something, especially when it comes to the Liberals, who have shown distinct openness regarding Muslims and all ethnicities. After condemnation, policies must be made. Mr Majzoub says, “All of us must work hard to maintain our peaceful, social and humanitarian struggle so that condemnation is followed by comprehensive policies.”

This time it seems clear that collaboration, cooperation, loyalty and perseverance while claiming rights do not go useless. We need to keep that up in order to better our future and face the coming challenges “as long as some biased and racists are insulting, defaming or harassing citizens or even destroying and burning institutions.” We need to get more involved in political and social life and any other proper place so that we can protect our rights.

Let the community, including all institutions, enjoy this great achievement! Thanks to the CMF, whose president says, “This is everybody’s success, not just someone’s or an institution’s or a community’s.” Thanks to Mr Mulcair and his party for presenting the condemnation motion to parliament. Thanks, too, to MP Frank Baylis and his party for adopting the parliament’s online petition. We show gratefulness to all parties and MPs who have supported the motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet on the Islamophobic outrageous attack on the community center in Sept-Îles, Quebec.

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https://twitter.com/cndmuslimforum/status/791130124322308096

FMC-CMF calls on Police to arrest the perpetrators of the outragious islamophobic attack on the community center in Sept-Îles.

La pétition e-411 pour condamner l’slamophobie est signée par des milliers/The anti-Islamaphobia petition, e-411, was signed by thousands.

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English Follows :

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Montréal, le 07 Octobre 2016 -Le (FMC-CMF) félicite les dizaines de milliers de Canadiens, à travers tout le pays, pour leur soutien de la pétition déposée à la Chambre des communes pour dénoncer la discrimination, l’intolérance et le discours de haine.

«Je suis ravi d’avoir des signataires canadiens de diverses communautés pour soutenir la pétition condamnant l’islamophobie. Cet appui solide, qu’a eu la pétition e411, est un message fort à nos élus et représentants à la Chambre des communes pour se positionner tous contre toutes sortes de préjugés et de haine que peuvent subir les canadiens », a déclaré M. Samer Majzoub, président du Forum musulmsn canadien (fmc-cmf) et instigateur de la pétition e411.

M. Majzoub a annoncé : “le (FMC-CMF) et moi tenons à remercier ardemment les bénévoles, les dirigeants communautaires et les militants civils pour le travail inlassable qu’ils ont montré pour la promotion de la pétition e411 pour condamner l’islamophobie partout au Canada », et a ajouté : « nous offrons nos sincères appréciations à M. Frank Baylis, le député fédéral de Pierrefonds-Dollard, qui a parrainé la pétition et a rejoint tous les efforts contribuant ainsi à la réussite du projet ».

M. Frank Baylis a commenté à son tour lors de la clôture de la pétition : «Je suis tellement heureux de voir à quel point les Canadiens ont répondu à cette pétition. Nous vivons dans un grand pays ”

CMF-FMC appelle tous les élus fédéraux de tous les partis politiques représentés à la Chambre des communes de répondre aux attentes des Canadiens, de protéger la dignité de tous les citoyens, d’être inclusifs, et de promouvoir les valeurs canadiennes en prenant une position claire contre toutes sortes de xénophobie et d’adopter la motion pour condamner toutes les formes de discrimination et d’islamophobie.

Contact :

Samah Jebbari : 514 886 8414

Kathy Malas : 514 594 1402

English :

Montreal, Oct 7, 2016 – The Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF) congratulates the tens of thousands of Canadians, from coast to coast, for their support of the petition requesting from the House of Commons to denounce discrimination, bigotry and hate speech.

“I do express my gratefulness for having Canadians from various communities sign the anti-Islamophobia petition. The solid support that petition got sends a strong message to our representatives at the Ottawa Hill to stand up against any sort of prejudice and hatred in Canada,” stated Mr. Samer Majzoub, FMC-CMF president and initiator of e-411 petition.

Mr. Majzoub added, “FMC-CMF and I would also like to whole-heartedly thank all the volunteers, community leaders, and activists for their tireless work toward promoting the e-411 petition all over Canada. Special appreciation goes to Mr. Frank Baylis, the Federal MP of Pirrefonds-Dollar, for sponsoring the petition and joining the effort to make it a successful project”.

Mr. Frank Baylis commented during at the closing hours of the petition, “I am so happy to see how Canadians responded to this petition. We live in a great country.”

CMF-FMC calls on all Federal political parties represented in the House of Commons to measure up to the expectations of all Canadians: to protect the dignity of all citizens, to be inclusive, to carry true Canadian values by taking a solid stance against all forms of xenophobia, and to adopt an attitude that condemns all forms of Islamophobia .

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Contact :

Samer Majzoub : 514 884 0852

CJAD Interview: Samer Majzoub reacts to Jean-Francois Lisee’s comments on banning of dress code.

 

 

 

 

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Barry Morgan Show on CJAD. Interview: Jean-Francois Lisee’s comments on banning of dress code.

GUEST: Samer Majzoub, president Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF).

Barry Morgan of CJAD interviewing Samer Majzoub for the proposed burkini ban in Quebec

 

FMC-CMF commentant les conclusions du récent rapport du CPRMV/ FMC-CMF commenting on the findings of the recent report by CPDLV

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English follows:

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Montréal le 22 août 2016. À la suite du  nouveau rapport publié par le centre de prévention de la radicalisation menant à la violence ( CPDLV ) , il devient clair que l’intolérance, la discrimination et les politiques d’exclusion sont des facteurs néfastes qui contribuent à la radicalisation violente et aux dérapages d’une partie de la jeunesse québécoise.

Nous avons fait appel depuis longtemps à une forte volonté politique pour mettre fin aux discours haineux et dénigrant les citoyens à cause de leurs valeurs sociales et leurs croyances religieuses », a déclaré M. Samer Majzoub , président du FMC –CMF.

“Se sentir chez soi exige des politiques d’inclusion claires et applicables à tous les niveaux . Des mesures concrètes devraient être prises pour affirmer l’égalité de tous les citoyens sur le marché du travail , la liberté de convictions religieuses,  le respect des droits fondamentaux et la liberté de choix des femmes de leur code vestimentaire,” ajoute M. Majzoub .

FMC -CMF appelle les élus et les groupes civils à travailler main dans la main pour le bien-être de la jeunesse et de l’unité de la société québécoise . 

https://info-radical.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/RAPPORT_CPRMV.pdf

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Contact:

Samah Jebbari: 514-886-8414

Kathy Malas: 514-594-1402

English:

Montreal, 22nd August, 2016. Following the new report published  by the prevention center of radicalization leading to violence (CPDLV), it becomes clear that bigotry, discrimination and policies of exclusions are  negative factors that are contributing to Quebec youth falling into violent radicalization and other sorts of wrong doing .

We have been calling for so long for strong political will to put an end to hate speech and bashing of social values and religious beliefs of citizens” stated Mr. Samer Majzoub , FMC-CMF, president .

“Feeling home requires firm and applicable inclusion policies at all levels. Concrete steps should be taken to affirm equality of all citizens to the job market, freedom of religious convictions and respect of women human rights of freedom of choice in dress code.” Added Mr. Majzoub .

FMC-CMF calls on elected officials and civil groups to work hand in hand for the well being of Quebec youth and unity of the society.

https://info-radical.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/RAPPORT_CPRMV.pdf

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Contact:

Samer Majzoub: 514-884-0852

“Burkini”ban in Quebec: Samer Majzoub interview on CJAD by Aaron Rand.

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The president of the FMC-CMF interviewed by Aaron Rand on CJAD over suggestions to ban women from swim suite known by “burkini”.

-#Toujours Ensemble/ #Always together – Un appel à tous les Canadiens/ A call to all Canadians

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Un appel à tous les Canadiens/ A call to all Canadians –

#Toujours Ensemble/ #Always together

English follows :

Une pétition a été rédigée pour condamner l’islamophobie dans tout le Canada.

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/fr/Petition/Details?Petition=e-411

Cette pétition sera présentée à la Chambre des communes afin de passer au vote et à l’adoption par le Parlement fédéral du Canada.

Avec le  plus de signatures que nous recevrons, la pétition aura le plus grand impact et créditbilité.

Nous appelons, les membres de vos familles, vos amis, et vos contacts à participer à cette campagne de signatures ” en ligne” dans le but de rendre nos voix et nos préoccupations entendues.

Pétition parrainée Par: le député libéral. M. Frank Baylis, député de Pierrefond pour le Parti libéral du Canada.

Lancée par Samer Majzoub de Pierrefonds (Québec) le 8 juin 2016 à 17 h 45 (HAE).

Forum musulman canadien (FMC -CMF ) invite tous les Canadiens à signer la pétition en ligne en grand nombre .

 anti-islamophobie@fmc-cmf.com

English:

A call to all Canadians #Always together

A petition has been drafted a in order to condemn Islamophobia in all of Canada.

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-411

This petition will be presented in the House of Commons in order to be voted and adopted by Federal Parliament of Canada.

The more signatures we have, the easier and the bigger impact that petition will have. We call upon you, family members, your friends, and your contacts to participate in this campaign of   ‘ online ‘ signatures ‘ in order to make our voices and concerns heard.

Petition sponsored by: sponsored by the Liberal MP . Mr. Frank Baylis , MP  for Pierrefond for the Liberal party of Canada.

Initiated by Samer Majzoub from Pierrefonds, Quebec, on June 8, 2016, at 5:45 p.m. (EDT).

Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF) urges all Canadians to sign the online petition in big numbers.

anti-islamophobia@fmc-cmf.com