• Ottawa mosque loses charity status for promoting ‘hate and intolerance’
    The Canada Revenue Agency took action against the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque following audits that raised concerns about its roster of guest speakers.
    Aug 9, 2018
  • CRA case shows M103 motion has failed to address ‘Islamophobia’ in government
    M103 was passed in March 2017. Imam Rashid Mohammed says Canadians must ask if the federal government has made good on its promise.
    Jul 13, 2020
  • Canadian Council of Imams alleges ‘Islamophobia’ at CRA after Ottawa mosque loses charity status
    The Canadian Council of Imams is calling on the federal government to investigate their allegations of Islamophobia within the Canada Revenue Agency.
    May 29, 2020
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  • Canadian Muslim charity asks Supreme Court to review CRA suspension
    The Canada Revenue Agency levied the one-year suspension in July 2021 following an audit by the revenue agency's charities directorate that flagged concerns about six initiatives.
    Jul 14, 2022
  • Muslim charities unfairly targeted for audits by CRA: civil liberties coalition
    A national civil liberties coalition says a secretive division of the CRA is unfairly targeting Muslim charities for audits based on flimsy reasoning, amounting to discrimination.
    Jun 9, 2021
  • CRA suspends, fines major Islamic charity over concerns it may have ‘provided resources’ to armed militants
    The CRA has fined and suspended a major Canadian Islamic organization as it may have "provided resources" used to support armed militancy to the war-torn Kashmir region.
    Oct 1, 2018
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  • Inside an Ottawa mosque’s fight against radicalism
    The alleged reaction from one regular member of the congregation to the sermon shocked the room.
    Nov 24, 2014
  • Ottawa police investigating after package left outside mosque
    Police say there is currently no criminal element but investigators are looking to get to the bottom of why the bottles were left on the bench outside the mosque.
    Dec 5, 2019
  • Government revokes charity status of Canadian Jewish group that supported ‘foreign armed forces’
    A Toronto-based Jewish organization had its charity status revoked after government auditors found it had provided support to the Israeli military
    Jan 28, 2019
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  • Ottawa man ordered to surrender passport, keep away from ISIS
    On Monday, an Ottawa judge ordered Abdulmuti Elmi to surrender his passport and stay away from ISIS supporters.
    Sep 12, 2018
  • CRA audits of ultra-wealthy Canadians have resulted in zero prosecutions, convictions
    Data from the Canada Revenue Agency shows its recent efforts to combat tax evasion by the super-rich have resulted in zero prosecutions or convictions.
    Jun 22, 2021
  • ‘Stand together’, Imams urge as New Zealand mosque attacks shock Ottawa’s Muslim community
    Farhan Iqbal and Luqman Ahmed, both Imams in Ottawa, said Muslim residents in the city are "rightfully worried" but urged them to continue to go to mosque.
    Mar 15, 2019
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  • Police upping presence near all Ottawa mosques after New Zealand shootings
    Chief Charles Bordeleau said the police service has "no intelligence to suggest that any group in Ottawa is allied with the suspects in New Zealand."
    Mar 15, 2019
  • CRA to send more letters to CERB recipients checking eligibility, possible repayments
    The Canada Revenue Agency is sending out letters to individuals it has some, but possibly incomplete, information on whether they need to repay some of their COVID aid.
    Jan 27, 2022
  • Ottawa commits nearly $15,000 for security upgrades at Halifax mosque
    Halifax MP Andy Fillmore announced Friday that the Ummah Masjid and Community Centre will receive up to $14,812 in federal funding.
    Jul 19, 2019
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  • ‘It’s really comforting’: Islamic call to prayer heard for 1st time in Canada amid coronavirus
    Usually, the musical chant that ushers Muslims into their house of worship for prayer is prohibited under city noise bylaws. But across Canada, cities are allowing the call, or adhan, during the COVID-19 crisis, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
    May 15, 2020
  • Audit of B.C. mosque charity alleges personal spending, ‘relationship’ with Qatar group accused of supporting terror
    A charity that runs a Vancouver-area mosque has been penalized by federal regulators after an audit found personal spending by its former president and alleged ties to a Qatar organization accused of supporting terrorism.
    Sep 27, 2017
  • Toronto charity disputes CRA accusation it was formed to spread ‘Iranian revolutionary ideology in Canada’
    The Canada Revenue Agency has revoked the charity status of the Islamic Shia Assembly of Canada, alleging it is aligned with a Tehran-based group close to the Iranian regime and Hezbollah. The group has appealed to the court.
    Feb 14, 2019
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