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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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

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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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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”.

Comment on the stabbing incident at Canadian army center in Toronto, 14 03 2016.

Comment on the stabbing incident at Canadian army center in Toronto, 14 03 2016.
To start with , all sorts of violence is condemned . There is no excuse nor legitimacy for any type of violence what so ever.
It’s worth to note the following:
– The moment the attacker has been reported uttering the word “Allah” , right away, and without further delay, media starts dealing with the subject as “terror link”. In other word, since the attacker turned to be of Muslim faith, the word terrorism has to be up promptly.
-It has been reported that that the attacker has said ” Allah Has asked him to do so….” . Basically, this is an issue that needs very careful attention. In Islam the tradition of Allah speaking to individuals doesn’t exist at all. It neither in Islam’s doctrine nor in it’s culture. Even the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, him self had never been “spoken” by Allah swt. In this situation, the mental situation of the attacker should be taken into consideration.
-All sorts of violence looks for kind of legitimacy by the perpetrators. This even apply on those may have issues “mentally” speaking.
-As its becoming the norm, unfortunately, in such incidents ,the hate mongers rush to raise their Islamophobic sentiments at certain media outlets and social media. Toronto police chief has warned of this trend ” “I don’t want this categorizing a large group of people; that will be very unfair and very inaccurate,” he said, adding he doesn’t want to see any of this “Islamophobia nonsense.”

Is Islamaphobia growing in Canada?‏

 

 

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Samer Majzoub of the FMC-CMF with Barry Morgan on CJAD.

Islamaphobia following shooting in Calgary and Pepper Spraying in BC. GUEST: Samer Mazjoub – Chairman of the Canadian Muslim Forum

https://soundcloud.com/barry-morgan-show/is-islamaphobia-growing-in-canada-january-11-2016

FMC-CMF on CTV : interview on Syrian refugees …its heart broken!‏

 

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http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=784725&playlistId=1.2730455&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

Canadian Muslim Forum president Samer Majzoub says it’s heart-breaking to see people who have ‘fled tyranny’ be mistreated here.

The attack has been labelled an act Islamophobia by Samer Majzoub, president of the Canadian Muslim Forum.
“What could this be, beside hatred or racism?” Majzoub said on CTV’s News Channel Saturday.
Unfortunately, attacks on Canadian Muslims are “not something new to the Canadian Muslim community,” Majzoub said, pointing to reports of hijab-wearing women being attacked in public places.
Majzoub repeated the prime minister’s message that the Vancouver attack “does not in any way reflect who we are as Canadians.”

Samah Jebbari (FMC-CMF) entrevue sur /interview: “Trump fustigé pour son appel à fermer les frontières aux musulmans”‏

Reuters interview with Samer Majzoub; In Quebec, like France, security fears may deepen rift with Muslims

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/20/us-france-shooting-canada-migrants-idUSKCN0T90FV20151120#qkjqPpudDAb8MXBF.97

For members of Quebec’s Muslim communities, the debate over the Syrian refugees highlights the distrust of them they say has been deepening for years.

“We don’t ask for the security to be compromised, but to associate (terrorism) with the Syrian refugees is so much injustice,” said Samer Majzoub, president of the Canadian Muslim Forum in Montreal, which advocates for Muslim interests across Canada.

DISTRUST

He said that Quebec appeared to have a higher level of distrust of its Muslims than other Canadian provinces, something he attributed to Quebec’s efforts to retain a distinct French culture in a mostly English-speaking country. Quebec has attempted to separate from the rest of Canada twice since 1980, arguing its laws, language and culture are unique.

“There is no doubt that the sentiment (of Islamophobia) here is felt much higher,” he said.

Oct 19 2015, “Canadian Values” victory-day: inclusion over exclusion!

 

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http://samermajzoub.com/2015/10/26/oct-19-2015-canadian-values-victory-day-inclusion-over-exclusion/

The call for the 42nd Federal Canadian  election was issued by the Governor General David Johnston on   August 4. The subsequent campaign spanned 78 days from the dissolution of Parliament to the election, one of the longest campaigns in Canadian history. This was also the first time since the 1930 election when a Canadian Prime Minister tried to win a 4th consecutive term in power.

The main parties’ standings at dissolution of the 41st Parliament was 159 seats for the Conservatives, 95 for the NDP, 36 for the Liberals and 2 for the BQ. From the early stages of the election campaign, it was clear that it would be a hard-fought election due to what was considered a 3-way race between the three main federal parties, CPC, PLC and NDP.  The NDP, being a front-runner, gave this particular election more enthusiasm as historically the Conservatives and Liberals have always ruled the country.

As the elections campaign persisted, polls were clearly showing that Canadians wanted change after almost a decade of Conservatives rule. In spite of the conservatives’ extensive elections media campaign presenting Mr. Stephan Harper as the best leader for the country, by early September, surveys of Canadians had shown the contrary: they were looking for a new PM. All indications were obviously directing towards a new resident at 24 Sussex Drive  in Ottawa, the nations’ capital, on Oct 19.

The three main competing parties, CPC, PLC and the NDP put up strong media campaigns targeting voters with their political platforms. The parties’ leaders wasted no time to present their arguments and points of views over various subjects and topics. This continued until Sept 15 when a Federal Court of Appeal panel dismissed a government appeal over a ban on face coverings at citizenship ceremonies in what amounts to a major policy rebuke of the Harper government. At this point, the election campaign witnessed a sharp spin towards what has been considered by many as ugly and horrible conducts by the Conservatives adopting a very divisive approach and rhetoric in hopes of winning the election.

The Conservative era in the last decade has been overshadowed by controversial policies in many aspects, but mainly by human rights violations under security excuses. The Conservative government ended its ruling period with the very contentious bill C51 and bill C24. Both bills have been considered “ as an attack on constitutional freedoms and an “extraordinary inversion” of the role of judges”  and  “a two-tiered system in which naturalized Canadians are treated as second-class”  .

The election rhetoric based on fear-mongering against women who wear the niqab took over air waves, campaigns, interviews and polls. The campaign turned women’s safety and rights into a political game that distracts from the realities and significant concerns of Canadians. Muslims and Arabs have been problematized as not only a security problem, but as a socio-cultural problem in Canada. The Conservatives thinking they will win more votes from the niqab controversy, sank deeper into their conflict-ridden political campaigns. What made such negative policy bitter is the fact it was run by the prime minister of the country whose main role is to unite Canadians and protect women’s rights.

Muslim Canadians felt and without prior notice that they have been used as a political football for election purposes. The majority of Canadians started to believe that the Muslim community is being used to capitalize on misconceptions and to create fear in the hearts and minds of fellow citizens. As a result, in the midst of the elections movement the xenophobic and Islamophobic sentiments hit a peak and the expected constructive political debates during campaigns turned to be theaters where Islamophobia became a free-for-all scene.

As the election campaign came to its last session, it became clear that the niqab debate that was initiated to the advantage of the Conservatives had back fired.  Mr. Harper relied on polls he ordered himself and bet big time on the niqab debate and lost. Canada is a great country by all means. It can’t accept bigotry, hatred and discrimination. Canadians, on Oct 19 2015, made it clear and loud: yes to inclusion no to exclusion.  The majority of Canadians chose the Federal political parties that have championed Canadian values of unity, harmony, equality and freedom of choice to represent them in the House of Commons. The election results will send a strong message to those politicians who have pursued campaigns of hate, prejudice, Islamophobia, fear and division amongst Canadians that they have harvested what they have planted, loss and defeat.

Samer Majzoub, Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal ; President of Human right’s advocacy group ; Recipient of many recognition awards.