Political Reaction to the Omar Khadr Case

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.

The article could be read here:


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Reaction to Omar Khadr

The The Toronto Star published an important read about Canadian’s reactions to the Omar Khadr ruling. The piece serves as a reminder of how prevalent islamophobia is in Canad. As the article explains, islamophobic logics defy facts, court proceedings and human rights law. We at CAJM hope that when communities come together and learn from each other, damaging myths may be dispelled.
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Ramadan Mubarak and Shavuot Sameach

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
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New Stamp Celebrates Muslim Holidays

Canada Post has issued a beautiful stamp celebrating Muslim art and
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