The family of Soleiman Faqiri have launched a petition address to Premier Doug Ford and Michael Tibbolo, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services seeking justice after Soleiman was beaten to death by staff at the Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) in Lindsay, Ontario. Soleiman was in custody after he was charged with assault, these charges were later dropped.
Yusuf Faqiri has been speaking out as part of the Justice for Soli Campaign over the last year trying to get answers about this brother's death and demanding accounablity on the part of those responsible for it.
Aatif Baskanderi grew up in a place where not many people looked like him or believed in the same things that he did. As a Muslim child of Pakistani immigrants, Newfoundland became home. His experiences growing up on “the rock” was like something out of a storybook. On this cold, isolated island in the Atlantic ocean, Aatif learned sincerity and appreciation for others that would set him up for remarkable success in life.
With a name that sounds like a fatwa on footwear, Halal Socks is a company that makes colourful, festive, Muslim-themed socks that aim to celebrate Islam and fight Islamophobia. Founded by Toronto couple Sherry and Sara Qureshy, the brand was launched into the international limelight last year when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore their Eid Mubarak socks to the Pride Parade (the parade happened to fall on Eid ul-Fitr). The story was picked up by news outlets around the world and Halal Socks got a publicity boost that a start-up can only dream of.