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In another interesting piece for the The Toronto Star Azeezah Kanji reminds readers about the legal background to the Omar Khadr case. The outrage and rhetoric surrounding Omar Khadr often betrays a one-sided understanding of the story. In order to avoid simply making islamophobic arguments it is important to consider the reasons why Canada became legally obligated to pay a settlement to Khadr.
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Please see the announcement from Parliament of World Religions
Ramadan mubarak and Shavuot sameach from CAJM!
Ramadan is a month of forgiveness and mercy which our Muslim brothers
and sisters use to combat divisive hate. We hope that these coinciding
holidays are used as opportunities to build bridges and strengthen
relationships between different faith communities.
culture in honour of two Muslim holidays. Eid al-Fitr, marks the end
of Ramadan it is a time for prayer, lavish meals and family
gatherings. Eid al-Adha commemorates the Koranic and Biblical story of
the binding of Isaac and marks the end of the Hajj, or annual
pilgrimage to Mecca. Gift-giving and charity are important features of
the Eid al-Adha festivities. This stamp and the holidays it celebrates
offer incredible opportunities for reflection and relationship
building between different communities.
The stamp’s story and meaning can be found here: https://goo.gl/vd2qMN