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Muslim Canadians worry about effects of anti-terror talk

CBC News – “I’m a Muslim. I’m labelled a terrorist. I trust you, do you you trust me? Give me a hug.”That’s what Mustafa Mawla’s handwritten signs read as he stood in Toronto’s Dundas Square on a frigid day in January. It was … read more »

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Edmonton man Omar Aden believed to have joined ISIS

CBC News — It is thought that another man from Edmonton has been recruited to join ISIS, CBC News has learned.Omar Aden is in his mid-twenties. He was living in Edmonton before leaving in the summer of 2013 to study … read more »

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Three arrested after potential threat made against Halifax mall

AFP – OTTAWA-Police arrested two men and a woman in a raid Tuesday over a “potential threat” to a mall near Canada’s port city of Halifax, home to the navy’s Atlantic fleet. It comes after security officials last month warned shoppers … read more »

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New Alberta-wide Somali TV show will connect community

Edmonton Journal – EDMONTON – People in Alberta’s Somali community will hear their own stories in their own voices on a Somali-language television news program airing Sundays, says the show’s host.The half-hour Omni television show, called Somalis in Alberta, started in … read more »

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Meet the Canadian star of Somalia’s national bandy team

Toronto Star – In Newmarket, Anwar Hared was just another minor league hockey player: average, albeit enthusiastic. In Khabarovsk, a sprawling city in Russia’s frigid Far East, the 18-year-old solidified his position as the star of Somalia’s national bandy team. “I’ve … read more »

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Al-Shabab threat ‘disgusting’ says leader of Edmonton’s Somali community

Global News — EDMONTON — Edmonton’s large Somali community is “disgusted” and “insulted” to be mentioned in a recent video allegedly released by Somali-based extremist group Al-Shabab.“This group is known to have caused a lot of destruction and death back … read more »

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Famous Somali Restaurateur, La Brezza owner Marco Abdi dead at 59

Calgary Herald – Calgary has lost a legendary business man, restaurant owner and personality. Marco Abdi, owner of Italian restaurant La Brezza in Bridgeland for about 30 years, died of lung cancer on Sunday in a Calgary hospital. He was 59. A … read more »

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Toronto Somali community concerned about resurgence of violence in Calgary

Toronto Star The Toronto Somali community is concerned about a possible resurgence of violence in Alberta following the New Year’s Day murder of a Somali man in Calgary, says a community leader.Abdullahi Ahmed, 26, sustained life-threatening injuries when gunshots rang … read more »

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NDP’s Faisal Hassan, Running for Etobicoke North Nomination

Toronto – After serving the NDP and the Canadian public in various capacities, Mr. Faisal Hassan, a prominent social activist and human rights advocate is seeking the NDP nomination for the next Federal election in Etobicoke North.From housing activist to … read more »

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VIDEO: Police on the hunt for robbers who shot Calgary businessman

Global TV (Canada) Three days after a prominent member of Calgary’s Somali community was robbed and shot in the face, police continue their search for two men. Yusuf Mohamed was shot by the two masked men during a holdup Friday … read more »

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Canada: Southeast shooting victim remains in medically induced coma

CTV News Yousef Mohammed, the victim of a Friday evening shooting along 17 Ave. S.E., is comatose in hospital with his wife at his bedside. According to Imam Abdi Hersy, Mohammed is considered to be in stable but critical condition. … read more »

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Slayings ‘a tragedy we share,’ says prayer leader as hundreds mourn East York family

Toronto Star A huge crowd gathered to honour the lives of Zahra Abdille and her two young sons on Friday, but the slain family had no immediate relatives at their funeral. Abdille’s mother is dead and her father leads a … read more »

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Triple homicide: Slaying victim cried out for help but fell through the cracks

Toronto Star The legal system failed Zahra Abdille and her children and they returned to the violent home where they were eventually killed. Last year Zahra Abdille cried out for help, fleeing her husband for a safe house and asking … read more »

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VIDEO: Somali Canadians seduced by ISIS

According to an Edmonton community leader, there’s a surge in Somali-Canadian youth joining ISIS. Sun News Network EDMONTON – In an online video made by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a twenty-something former student from Calgary’s Somali-Canadian … read more »

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Canada Working with International Community to Support Somalia

Government of Canada Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, highlighted Canada’s ongoing efforts to stabilize Somalia during the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum, which took place on November 19 and 20, 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Opitz reiterated … read more »

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Toronto school board sets higher improvement targets for students based on race, sexual orientation

For the first time in Ontario, a school board has set a different — and higher — target for raising the marks of students who are black, Spanish-speaking, aboriginal, Portuguese, gay or lesbian, than the target for its students overall. … read more »

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Canadian parliament locked down, one suspect reported dead

(Reuters) – A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country’s parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. A … read more »

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Somali-Canadian council candidate faces racist graffiti

Toronto — Somali-Canadian woman running for a city council seat is brushing off prejudiced messages scribbled on her campaign signs. Munira Abukar, who wears a purple headscarf in the photo on the campaign signs, tweeted images on Friday showing apparently … read more »

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The Man Who Tried to Sell the Rob Ford Crack Tape Claims There’s a Second Tape, Featuring a Crack-Smoking Judge

Earlier this week, Mohamed Farah, a community organizer from Toronto’s Dixon neighbourhood in North Etobicoke, contacted VICE Canada and offered us a tell-all interview. If his name isn’t familiar to you, Farah was the man who tried to broker the … read more »

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Farah Mohamed Shirdon, Canadian jihadist thought killed in Iraq, appears in Vice video

Ottawa – A Calgary man who was rumoured to be dead after travelling to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria appears to be alive and has conducted a video interview with media outlet Vice. Farah Mohamed Shirdon, of Calgary, first came to attention in … read more »

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