Canada truck attack: The deadly cost of endemic Islamophobia

Vehicle ramming in London, Ontario, is just the latest incident showing that Canada has much to unlearn and relearn about Islam. A man driving a pickup truck plowed into a Muslim family of five out for a Sunday evening stroll in the Canadian city of London, Ontario, in what police are calling a “premeditated” hate crime. A teenage girl and […]

Canada Revenue Agency profiling of Muslim charities may pose a national security threat

A recent report confirms the concerns of many Muslims about unfair treatment “Do you know any trusted person we can disburse our zakat (charity) through?” I am getting this a lot this Ramadan, as Canadian Muslims — like their coreligionists elsewhere — look for ways to distribute their charity as an act of worship. For […]

The Muslim 500 – 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of the must-own book about the movers and shakers in the Muslim World is now available. The Muslim 500 and its complementary website have become the world’s premiere source for a listing of the world’s most influential Muslims. And with each edition the annual publication increases its scope and depth. View Details […]

Alleged Police Brutality Against Black Ontario Couple Reveals Hospital Failures Too: Lawyer

TORONTO — Livingston Jeffers accompanied his wife Pamelia to the emergency department of an Ontario hospital one night in October 2018, seeking relief for her insomnia and stomach ache. Their grandson dropped them off, believing his grandmother would get the help she needed. Hours later and tired of waiting, the Black couple, who are both […]

Video of 2018 arrest in Ajax continues to spark new outrage

According to lawyer Faisal Kutty, an elderly black couple was violently arrested outside the Ajax/Pickering hospital in October 2018. He has shared a video (see below) of part of the arrest on YouTube. The caption reads: “An elderly black couple, Mr. Jeffers and Mrs. Jeffers, went to the Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital because Mrs. […]

Elderly Black couple suing Durham police alleging wrongful arrest, assault

A pair of seniors from the Durham region are taking legal action after an incident outside an Ajax hospital saw the two tackled to the ground by police and hospital staff. The lawyer for Livingston and Pamelia Jeffers released a video on Monday of an incident from 2018. Pamelia had been brought to Lakeridge Ajax […]

Witness video captures violent takedown of elderly Black couple at GTA hospital

An elderly Black couple are alleging that Durham Regional Police and staff at an Ajax, Ont., hospital assaulted and abused them during a fall 2018 confrontation, and then tried to suppress video of the incident via threats of arrest and legal action. Livingston Jeffers accompanied his wife, Pamelia, to the emergency room at Lakeridge Health […]

Black Couple Allege Police Assaulted Them Outside Toronto-Area Hospital

A Black couple is appealing a decision that cleared police of wrongdoing after officers allegedly assaulted them outside of a hospital near Toronto. Livingston Jeffers, 70, and his wife, Pamelia Jeffers, 69, went to Lakeridge Ajax Hospital in Pickering, Ontario on October 30, 2018 because Pamelia was feeling physically unwell and struggling with insomnia, according […]

Lawyers call for new investigation into Durham officers’ arrest that left Black senior ‘semi-conscious’

Livingston and Pamelia Jeffers were dropped off by their grandson at the emergency department of Ajax Pickering Hospital the evening before Halloween two years ago. Pamelia had not been feeling well, and their housing situation was precarious. Within hours, the elderly Black couple would find themselves handcuffed and held for mental health reasons, and Livingston […]

Video Shows Police Officer in Canada Punching Elderly Black Man as Wife Screams Nearby

Video footage shared to Twitter appears to show police in the greater Toronto area detaining a black couple outside a hospital as one officer repeatedly punches the husband, who can be heard screaming “murder.” The video clip, filmed by an eyewitness to the October 2018 incident, was posted to Twitter on Monday morning by journalist […]