Category: Muslim community

Refugee moms at serious risk for postpartum depression

https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/refugee-moms-at-serious-risk-for-postpartum-depression/Content?oid=18954973 Salma Almukhaini, from Oman, is a first-year PhD student at Dalhousie University’s school of nursing. SUBMITTED Evidence shows that the risk of postpartum depression in refugee women is five times higher than for Canadian-born women. In Syrian refugee women, this could be attributed to many challenges that they often experience before arriving and after […]

Pair charged in youth court with 2nd-degree murder of 17-year-old Muslim male from Nuns’ Island

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/2-teens-arrested-nuns-island-teen-death-1.4904590 A pair of 17-year-olds have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of another 17-year-old whose body was found in a wooded area on Nuns’ Island on Monday. The accused, a boy and a girl, appeared in youth court in Montreal this afternoon. The Crown is requesting they be tried as adults. A […]

Fredericton’s growing Muslim community is searching for a permanent cemetery

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fredericton-muslims-cemetery-1.4885395 The father of five was one of the first Syrian refugees to settle in New Brunswick in 2015. The tradesman took English classes at the Multicultural Association of Fredericton and, two winters ago, went snowmobiling with his children for the first time. Alsalh, 49, was also one of the first Syrian newcomers in the […]

Somali asylum seeker deported for previous ‘serious criminality’

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/somali-asylum-seeker-deported-serious-criminality-1.4498483   A Somali asylum seeker charged with assaulting a Canadian border guard last April has been deported — but it wasn’t those charges that had him removed. Ahmed Aden Ali was deemed inadmissible to Canada because he had been earlier convicted of grand theft auto in the U.S. It’s considered “serious criminality” under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, […]

Rehabilitation program for Edmonton offenders in jeopardy, advocates say

Dunia Nur, Ayan Omar and Maymuno Warsame hope government officials will see the benefit of the Step Up program and provide financial support. (CBC/Peter Evans) The Alberta Somali Community Centre says nearly half of their 49 clients have not re-offended https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/remand-inmates-recidivism-trauma-somali-alberta-justice-mental-health-addiction-mothers-1.4875475

Etobicoke’s most wanted 2002 to 2018

https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8874200-etobicoke-s-most-wanted-2002-to-2018/ Suleiman Abdi Ahmed is wanted for second-degree murder in the Sept. 2, 2002 stabbing death of 20-year-old Mahad Tahlil. – Toronto Police Service/photo   Yanga Barri Wanji is wanted for second-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife Frania Cardenas. – Toronto Police Service/photo Ubaid Said is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for […]

Murder charge shocks B.C. communities that sponsored accused killer’s journey to Canada

  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/marrisa-shen-ibrahim-ali-1.4818994 Burnaby teen Marrisa Shen, who was 13 when she was killed, is shown here in an undated photo supplied by police. Ibrahim Ali is charged with her murder. (Supplied by RCMP) St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church lead minister Dan Chambers issued a brief statement Tuesday in response to questions about Ali, a Syrian national who […]

Syrian community fears scapegoating after man new to Canada charged with murder of Marrisa Shen

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/marrisa-shen-murder-1.4818244 Marrisa Shen (pictured) went missing from her home near Central Park in Burnaby on July 18, 2017. Ibrahim Ali, 28, has been charged in connection with her death. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC)