ISNA-Canada accused of money mismanagement

Devout Muslims donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of Canada’s largest Islamic organizations on the promise that the cash would be used to help the poor. But only one in four dollars donated to a special pool of money at the Islamic Society of North America Canada (ISNA Canada) actually reached the needy….

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A Canadian Line of Campbell’s Soups Has Activists Stewing Over Islamic Connection

Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they’re prepared according to Islamic dietary laws. Campbell Co. of Canada introduced the soups in a few Canadian markets in January, although American bloggers…

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Alleged “Honor Killing” of Four Afghan-Canadian Women from Montreal

Police identified 19-year-old Zainab Shafia, 17-year-old Sahar Shafia and 13-year-old Geeti Shafia as the sisters who were found in the vehicle submerged in the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario. The body of their aunt, Rona Amir Mohammed, 50, was also retrieved from the vehicle. All four victims were from St-Leonard, a borough in Montreal. Ms….

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    Concern raised over Ingrid Mattson’s invitation to speak at inaugural prayer service

    Ingrid Mattson was chosen to speak at President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural prayer service Wednesday. Mattson has been the guest of honor at State Department dinners and has met with senior Pentagon officials during the Bush administration. However, in 2007 and as recently as last July, federal prosecutors in Dallas filed court documents linking the Hartford,…

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    “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” convention opens in Toronto

    Canadian Muslims are meeting from December 26-28 in Toronto for the seventh annual “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” convention. Its press secretary Nadir Shirazi says, “with an average annual attendance of 15,000 participants, the convention draws a diverse group of attendees.” The gathering echoes the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in the U.S. The…

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