COMMUNIQUÉS ET DÉCLARATIONS DE NOUVELLES


Le tireur de la mosquée de Québec condamné à 40 ans avant d’être admissible à une libération conditionnelle

-Pour diffusion immédiate- Un tribunal reconnaît que l'attaque est un crime motivé par la haine qui a «déchiré le tissu social» (Québec - 8 février 2019) Le tireur d'une mosquée québécoise, Alexandre Bissonnette, a été condamné aujourd'hui à 40 ans d'emprisonnement, avant la libération conditionnelle, du meurtre de six hommes musulmans et de la tentative d'assassinat de 35 autres fidèles, lors de l'attaque islamophobe au Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ) le 29 janvier 2017. Au moment où le juge a rendu sa sentence, il a répété ...

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CNMC : Les remarques du premier ministre du Québec niant l’existence de l’islamophobie dans la province sont offensantes et inexcusables

- Pour publication immédiate - Le CNMC exhorte le premier ministre Legault à se rétracter et à s’excuser (Montréal - le 31 janvier 2019) Le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) estime que les commentaires du premier ministre François Legault aujourd’hui niant l’existence de l’islamophobie au Québec sont « très offensants et inexacts », et exhorte ce dernier à se rétracter publiquement. Selon certains bulletins d’information, lorsqu’on lui a demandé ce qu’il pensait d’une journée nationale pour commémorer la tragédie ...

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Commémoration du 29 janvier : Événements organisés partout au Canada en solidarité avec les victimes de la tuerie survenue à la mosquée de Québec / Remembering January 29: Solidarity events with Quebec mosque massacre victims held across Canada

La version en anglais suit (Ottawa – 29 janvier 2019) La journée d’aujourd’hui marque le deuxième anniversaire de l’horrible attaque islamophobe contre le Centre culturel islamique de Québec (CCIQ). Le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) ainsi que les Canadiens et les Canadiennes de partout au pays honorent la mémoire des six hommes musulmans brutalement assassinés et des dix-neuf autres blessés le 29 janvier 2017, lorsqu’un homme armé est entré dans la mosquée et a ouvert le feu sur des fidèles après les prières du soir. Les six ...

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NCCM: Government’s Terrorism Report Unfairly Stigmatizes Canadian Minority Communities

-For Immediate Release- Urges government to recognize report's deeply flawed nature and to stop using misleading language in public reports (Ottawa – December 14, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization, says that the federal government's 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada unfairly stigmatizes Canadian Muslim communities and other racialized minority groups while minimizing the growing role of white supremacist and far-right groups in perpetuating violent attacks inside Canada...

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Hate Crimes Targeting Muslims in Canada Up 151% in 2017, According to New Data

-For Immediate Release- Statistics Canada data released today shows stark increases in hate crimes against most racial, religious and other minority groups (Ottawa - November 29, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) says it is deeply concerned by new data from Statistics Canada showing significant country-wide increases in police-reported hate crimes in 2017. Hate crimes increased by 47% overall, while those targeting Muslims increased by 151%. Black and Jewish communities also saw disturbing increases of 50% and 63% respectively. “The data, ...

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(EN/FR) NCCM: New ‘Open Letter’ to Government Calls for January 29 to be National Day of Action against Hate & Intolerance

La version en français suit – For Immediate Release – (Ottawa – November 22, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) today sent an open letter to the federal government urging them to designate January 29 as a National Day of Action against Hate and Intolerance. The NCCM previously called on the government to designate this day as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia following the horrific Islamophobic attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City in which 6 men were killed and many others injured almost two years ...

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NCCM condemns horrific shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - October 27, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) categorically denounces today's devastating attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of several Jewish worshippers. Law enforcement in the United States have said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime, with many noting this may be the deadliest antisemitic attack in the country’s history. “With heavy hearts, we extend our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community following ...

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(Eng/Fre): Quebec Court of Appeal Upholds Religious Freedom in Hijab Case

Le texte français suivra - For Immediate Release - NCCM says decision in favour of Rania El-Alloul is “a significant victory for fundamental rights and freedoms” (Montreal – October 3, 2018) The Quebec Court of Appeal today issued its decision in the case of Rania El-Alloul, definitively ruling that no person can be prohibited from wearing their hijab in the courtroom if it is worn on the basis of their sincerely held religious belief and does not conflict with an overriding public interest. In 2016, a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled that Montreal resident ...

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NCCM, UARR & Other Community Groups Denounce Planned Hate Rallies in Toronto

-For Immediate Release- (Toronto – September 7, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) categorically condemn the rallies due to be held in Toronto on Saturday September 8 by Pegida Canada and on September 9 by the Canadian Combat Coalition. While ostensibly about commemorating the 9/11 attacks and in remembrance of the “victims of Islamism”, the Islamophobic and anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric employed regularly by both groups is deeply troubling. Pegida Canada is an offshoot of the European ...

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NCCM, UARR Welcome WCAI Decision to Postpone Hate Rally

(Toronto - August 9, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) welcome news of the postponement of an anti-Muslim hate rally which was due to be held in Toronto on Saturday August 11 by the self-proclaimed “Worldwide Coalition Against Islam” (WCAI). The NCCM, UARR and a consortium of community organizations were due to hold a News Conference at Toronto City Hall to denounce this rally on Friday morning. This conference is now cancelled. “While we welcome the postponement of the planned rally, we note ...

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