Kawartha Muslim Religious Association’s al-Salaam mosque (Ontario) hosted in recent years several imams for speaking engagements with the local Muslim community:
- Bilal Philips gave a speech in December 2012.
- Sheikh Musleh Khan gave the speech “A Happy Home: Keys to Building a Successful Household” on March 23, 2013 at St. Peter’s Secondary School (Auditorium) 730 Medical Drive Peterborough.
- Sheikh Abu Usama al-Thahabi was the guest speaker at the 2nd Annual Winter Conference “Strengthening a vibrant Muslim Community” held on December 28, 2013 at St. Peter’s Secondary School (Auditorium) 730 Medical Drive Peterborough.
- Sheikh Alaa ElSayed and Sheikh Zakariya Warsame were the guest speakers at the 3rd Annual Conference “Walking in the Footsteps of the Sahaba (Muhammad’s companions)” held on December 25, 2014.
Masjid al-Salaam was severely damaged in a fire on November 14. The arson was strongly condemned by the federal government, the City, faith groups and members of the public from all walks of life. More than $110,000 were raised in few days to help renovating the mosque. The Police treat the arson as a hate crime.
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Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau condemned the arson at Kawartha Muslim Religious Association’s a-Salaam mosque in Peterborough on November 14, 2015, which is being investigated as a hate crime.
In this statement issued on November 16, Trudeau repeated his strong belief that the diversity of faith groups which share the same Canadian values are a source of strength, not weakness. “The values that make our country great are values that celebrate our diversity and our religious tolerance. Canada is a country that is strong, not in spite of our differences, but because of them. Muslim-Canadians contribute enormously to the social and economic fabric of our nation.”
Two days later a-Salaam mosque in Peterborough was mentioned yet again and this time in Trudeau’s statement against the expressions of hatred and racism in the aftermath of Paris attacks. “Diversity is Canada’s strength. These vicious and senseless acts of intolerance have no place in our country and run absolutely contrary to Canadian values of pluralism and acceptance,” said Trudeau.
Does all Muslim religious leadership in Canada share the same values mentioned by Justin Trudeau? The Imam of a-Salaam mosque in Peterborough, Shazim Khan, provided an interesting perspective about the family values in Islam.
In a a speech at Abu Huraira Center in Toronto few years ago, Imam Shazim Khan explained that the wife has always to respond to her husband’s call to bed unless she has a genuine reason, to avoid suspicious behavior such as talking to other men, to serve her husband in order make her marriage successful. The husband, according to Imam Shazim Khan, should take care of all his wife’s needs, and to prevent his wife from having a job outside home unless there is necessity.
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last year she wrote an article claiming masculinity should be attacked. 14 months later she expect men to help women challenge male voilence
her hypocrisy is archived on the internet forever
Student leaders have pulled the mat out from 60 University of Ottawa students, ending a free on-campus yoga class over fears the teachings could be seen as a form of “cultural appropriation.”
Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering free weekly yoga instruction to students since 2008, says she was shocked when told in September the program would be suspended, and saddened when she learned of the reasoning.
Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believe that “while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students … there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice,” according to an email from the centre.
The centre is operated by the university’s Student Federation, which first approached Scharf seven years ago about offering yoga instruction to students both with and without disabilities.
The centre goes on to say, “Yoga has been under a lot of controversy lately due to how it is being practiced,” and which cultures those practices “are being taken from.”
The centre official argues since many of those cultures “have experienced oppression, cultural genocide and diasporas due to colonialism and western supremacy … we need to be mindful of this and how we express ourselves while practising yoga.”
The concept of cultural appropriation is normally applied when a dominant culture borrows symbols of a marginalized culture for dubious reasons — such as the fad of hipsters donning indigenous headdresses as a fashion statement, without any regard to cultural significance or stereotype.
But Scharf, a yoga teacher with the downtown Rama Lotus Centre, said the concept does not apply in this case, arguing the complaint that killed the program came instead from a “social justice warrior” with “fainting heart ideologies” in search of a cause celebre.
“People are just looking for a reason to be offended by anything they can find,” said Scharf.
“There’s a real divide between reasonable people and those people just looking to jump on a bandwagon. And unfortunately, it ends up with good people getting punished for doing good things.”
There were about 60 students who participated in the free program.
Acting student federation president Romeo Ahimakin denied the decision resulted from a complaint.
Ahimakin said the student federation put the yoga session on hiatus while they consult with students “to make it better, more accessible and more inclusive to certain groups of people that feel left out in yoga-like spaces. … We are trying to have those sessions done in a way in which students are aware of where the spiritual and cultural aspects come from, so that these sessions are done in a respectful manner.”
Scharf offered a compromise, suggesting she change the name from yoga to “mindful stretching,” since that would reflect the content of the program and would “literally change nothing about the course.”
“I’m not pretending to be some enlightened yogi master, and the point (of the program) isn’t to educate people on the finer points of the ancient yogi scripture,” she told the Sun.
“The point is to get people to have higher physical awareness for their own physical health and enjoyment.”
According to email correspondence between Scharf and the centre, student leaders debated rebranding the program, but stumbled over how the French translation for “mindful stretching” would appear on a promotional poster, and eventually decided to suspend the program.
Student federation official Julie Seguin sympathized with Scharf over e-mail, defending the use of the term “yoga,” and saying, “I am also still of the opinion that a single complaint does not outweigh all of the good that these classes have done.”
Seguin said “labeling the CSD’s yoga lessons as cultural appropriation is questionable (and) debatable” and called on further discussion with the student executive.
The Mirror has officially jumped the fucking shark. Now they’re openly shaming people for being straight. And by people, I mean men and boys (duh).
Transgender teens Claire, Devon, Arin and Katie have set out to expose the harsh reality of modern, teen relationships.
Appearing in a new BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans and Looking for Love, they let viewers see a glimpse of their lives as they struggle to find love.
The doc shows the moment Claire, from Virginia, meets a guy that she likes, only to be rejected by him as soon as he finds out she was born a boy.
In the video above, Claire takes to the beach in a bikini for the first time – having avoided the moment (and a bikini) since she transitioned to female nearly a year ago.
With the help of her friends, she builds up courage to speak to boys, saying: “I’m excited as there are a lot of cute guys out there.”
“What kind of guys are you into?” the beach boys ask, as Claire replies about her ideal type, revealing “I like the guys who are really funny.”
As the bikini-wearers find out the intentions of the boys, asking of they’re “cute”, the keen boys instantly reply with comments like “most definitely” and “gorgeous”.
One boy even asks: “We should hook up sometimes.”
Another says: “So I should put you in here [his phone] as ‘beautiful’?”
The boys, who were originally attracted to Claire, did not call after finding out that she is trans.
“That’s it, silence,” says Claire. “Like nothing from them again.”
Wait. Y-you’re trying to t-tell me…. If a boy pretends to be a girl and then tricks straight boy, the straight boy might not be cool with the fact that the imposter is actually a boy?
How on earth could this level of bigotry have even arisen in this world? Surely, it’s those evil right-wingers like Trump to blame. I even heard the rumor that he only fucks women with actual wombs. We must transcend this sexual ignorance. #LynchTrump2016
Seriously though. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; these progressives are fucking sick.
They don’t respect anything. Not your culture, not your race, not your laws or constitution, and certainly not your sexuality. They shout that you’re a bigot if you ever even make a joke about their sexuality. But they want to completely and totally dominate your sexuality. They want to dictate what fantasies you’re allowed to have. They even want to ban male sex toys they don’t like. They want to completely control where you stick your penis, because as a straight white man, choosing who you have sex with is just rapist-privilege.
Look, I honestly don’t have a problem with trans-people, as long as they don’t try to dictate a) my language or b) my sexuality. If you attempt to do either of those, I will have zero respect for you⸺obviously you have zero respect for me. I’m sure they would have the same problem with me if I tried to tell them who they should fuck or what words they should use. The social-engineering bubble is starting to burst.