FMC–CMF invite tous les Canadiens à offrir leur empathie et support aux victimes des innodations/FMC-CMF invites all Canadians to offer their empathy and support to the victims of floods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FMC–CMF invite tous les Canadiens à offrir leur empathie et support aux victimes des innodations

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Montréal, 6 mai 2017-  Le Forum Musulman Canadien (FMC-CMF) invite la communauté et tous les citoyens à exprimer leur empathie et leur soutien aux victimes des zones inondées et endommagées à Montréal et dans les reste de notre province du Québec.

«Nous encourageons les citoyens  à contacter les responsables de leurs villes respectives afin de comprendre et contribuer aux meilleurs moyens et mesures pour contrer les séquelles de ces innondations ainsi que d’offrir leur soutien à leurs voisins victimes de ce désastre», exprime Samer Majzoub, président du FMC-CMF.

Tous les citoyens sont de tout cœur avec les victimes prises avec des grands dommages personnels.

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Contact

Samah Jebbari, (514) 886-8414

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FMC-CMF invites all Canadians to offer their empathy and support to the victims of floods

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Montreal, May 6, 2017- The Canadian Muslim Forum invites the community and all citizens to express their empathy and support to victims of flooding in damaged flooded areas in Montreal and the rest of our province of Quebec.

“We encourage citizens to contact the officials of their respective cities to understand and contribute to the best means and measures to counter the aftermath of these floods as well as to offer their support to their neighbors who are victims of this disaster,” said Samer Majzoub, President of the CMF-CMF.

All citizens are heartfelt with the victims taken by great personal damages.

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Contact

Kathy Malas 514 594 1402

Article: Canada Needs The Political Will Required To Tackle Hate

A young mourner is comforted during a funeral ceremony for three of the victims of the deadly shooting of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre at the Congress Center in Quebec City, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Canada Needs The Political Will Required To Tackle Hate

*Samer Majzoub

As bullets harvested the souls of the victims, one after another, on the night of the Jan. 29, 2017 at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre, a new era of terror was inaugurated, signed by the bloodshed of those who lost their lives and the tears that have been shed by the 17 orphans and six widows left behind.

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A young mourner is comforted during a funeral ceremony for three of the victims of the deadly shooting of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre at the Congress Center in Quebec City, Feb. 3, 2017. (Photo: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

The shock waves of that bloody night hit very hard across the country, creating fears, worries and uncertainties. The first few hours after the massacre, the main question that was uttered by the media, citizens and politicians was who had committed this crime. The picture came to be clearer when it was revealed that the shooter was a young student, from the same university where most of the victims either graduated from or worked at. Moreover, based on Facebook posts, comments and information from those who knew the shooter, it was revealed that his right-wing ideology was his instigator, leading him to murder innocent worshipers.

The only “sin” those murdered in the mass shooting carried was that they were all Muslims, who happened to be praying in the Centre. And the only reason why the killer decided to end their lives was a hate doctrine, represented by the Islamophobia and bigotry that have plagued the environment in Quebec, and the rest of the country, for many years.

Following Quebec’s tragedy, columnists, civic organizations, NGOs, politicians and the general public all agreed that xenophobia, Islamophobia and prejudice were the drive behind the violent incidents that have been targeting Muslim citizens. For years and years, warnings and public advice have been given to society’s stakeholders and the political classes regarding Islamophobia as an extreme form of discrimination and radicalization, which has been leading to violence targeting Muslim community.

The Quebec City massacre is a clear demonstration of the tragic end-product of letting Islamophobia go unchecked.

For many years, besides some soft talk, the concrete political will to tackle Islamophobia and other sorts of hate speech was almost totally absent from the public scene. On the contrary, various political platforms embarked on divisive agendas that inflamed the extreme ideologies that implanted the concept of “us versus them.”

Furthermore, some mainstream and social media became unchecked podiums for all those who shared their animosity and hostility toward their fellow citizens of different skin colours or beliefs. This dangerous combination can, very expectedly, create a path of hatred that may lead to fatal incidents. The Quebec City massacre is a clear demonstration of the tragic end-product of letting Islamophobia go unchecked.

Following the cruel killing of the six worshipers in Quebec City, there was an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity coming from every corner in the county in support of the families of the victims. Words of condemnation came from almost all politicians and public figures, bringing together all Canadians in their denunciation of the terrorist attack. The unfortunate reality came after this short term of solidarity which was presumed to be genuine enough to cause change in the toxic and bigoted environment that preceded the attack.

During the burials of the six victims, a spike of hate-related incidents were reported in various areas throughout the country, from Mosques being fire bombed to Muslim citizens being exposed to various physical attacks. Furthermore, there was a sudden increase of xenophobic incidences in many areas around the country as a result of political statements and positions held by those who have placed themselves at the forefront of the divisive rhetoric, creating friction within the Canadian social fabric.

Day after day and incident after incident, it has become a necessity that all systemic, racial and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia, must be studied thoroughly to come up with policies that will cure these social diseases once and for all.

Samer Majzoub, president of the Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF)

FMC-CMF call to support Iqra Khalid for M-103.Stand up for Canadian values.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send Iqra Khaled an appreciation and a thank you message for her stance on combating systematic religious and civic discrimination.

Iqra.Khalid.A1@parl.gc.ca

M-103Systemic racism and religious discrimination:

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Iqra-Khalid(88849)/Motions?sessionId=152&documentId=8661986

M-103Racisme et discrimination religieuse systémiques

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/fr/members/Iqra-Khalid(88849)/Motions?sessionId=152&documentId=8661986

 

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

 

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.

Islamophobia Double front and back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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

“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

Islamophobia Double front and back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#Toujours Ensemble/ #Always together

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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

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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

Tweet on alleged anti-Muslim rhetoric online by Hamilton Police officer

Tweet on Hamilton police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMC-CMF calls on Hamilton police for quick & transparent investigation over alleged islamophobic rhetoric online.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-police-online-activity-1.3684456