Islamophobia/Islamophobie-Definition -Définition

Le français suit

Islamophobia has proven to be an extreme form of hatred , violent , discriminatory, stereotyping, populist based ideology!

On Jan 25 2019, the Canadian federal government, came with a clear definition of Islamophobia ;

“It defines Islamophobia as “Includ(ing) racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear or acts of hostility directed towards individual Muslims or followers of Islam in general. In addition to individual acts of intolerance and racial profiling, Islamophobia can lead to viewing and treating Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level.”



L’islamophobie s’est révélée être une forme extrême d’idéologie populiste fondée sur la haine, la violence, la discrimination et les stéréotypes !

Le 25 janvier 2019, le gouvernement fédéral canadien a donné une définition claire de l’islamophobie ;

Il définit l’islamophobie comme “incluant le racisme, les stéréotypes, les préjugés, la peur ou les actes d’hostilité envers les musulmans ou les adeptes de l’islam en général”. Outre les actes individuels d’intolérance et de profiling racial, l’islamophobie peut conduire à considérer et à traiter les musulmans comme une plus grande menace pour la sécurité au niveau institutionnel, systémique et sociétal”.

Samer Majzoub on the anniversary of the Quebec City Massacre: There are bad “apples everywhere”, whose voice are loud, but they do not represent Quebec, neither Canadian societies.

*the original interview in Arabic published by Sada AlMashreq newspaper, Montreal, on Jan 28 2023.

On the sixth anniversary of the Quebec City massacre, which was committed on 29 Jan 2017, in which six martyrs were killed, in addition to a number of wounded, and the orphanhood of many children and the survival of one of the brothers in a permanent state of disability, Ayman Darbali, Sada Al-Mashreq met with the head of the Canadian Muslim Forum(FMC-CMF) , Mr.  Samer  Majzoub talking about this painful occasion, where Mr. Majzoub pointed out that “it is true that we commemorate the Quebec Mosque, but the memory sums up what is happening in all the different Canadian provinces against the Muslim community, for nothing but their religious and cultural affiliation.”

Referring to the increase in cases of attacks against Muslims, he pointed out that “hardly a day goes by that we do not hear of cases of abuse or assault, either verbally or through social media or even through political platforms, all under the pretext of freedom of expression. As if freedom of expression can only be through infringement of the “dignities and beliefs” of other humans.

He pointed out that “we have received complaints over and over again that when someone is subject to hate “crimes” and a complaint is submitted to the police department, it is not dealt with as required.” He considered that “indolence in facing those who committed hate incidents sends the wrong message.”

He stressed that “the more we preserve our identity and respect to others, targeting the community will fail from whatever side and through any means. He also stressed the need not to stagnate”.

Majzoub pointed out in his interview that “our fellow Canadians have a lot of goodness and respect for people and their rights, but sometimes we find that there are those who fall into the clutches of what is published on social media, hatred, political agendas and interest groups without realizing it,” stressing that “There are negative events that happen and there are bad “apples within our societies”. These elements are loud, but they do not represent society. Society in general is an open society.” He also stressed that “Quebec is not racist; Alberta and Ontario are not, none of the other regions too. Canada is not racist either, and we are not at state of war.”

He called on the youth to “be proud of your identities and your convictions”. Moreover there is no need to any compromise on what you believe in, this is not what is originally required, as Canada is based on multiculturalism.” He calls on the youth to participate in the society and strive for its good, of which they are a part.

The  appointment of Mrs. Amira Al-Ghawabi to the position of government advisor on Islamophobia  on the date of the  sixth anniversary of the Great Mosque massacre in Quebec, what do you say?

The sixth anniversary of the Quebec City massacre, which was committed on the 29 Jan 2017, is an occasion to express the state of grief and sorrow caused by the massacre and the resulting martyrs, wounded, victims, widows and orphans, although this memory is not never out of  our minds at all times. It is true that we commemorate the Quebec Mosque, but it summarizes what is happening in all the different Canadian provinces against the Muslim community, for nothing but their religious and cultural affiliation.

Hardly a day goes by that we do not hear of cases of abuse or assault, either verbally or through social media, or even through political platforms w, under the pretext of freedom of expression. As if freedom of expression is only by infringing on the “dignities and beliefs” of others. This wrong concept of freedom of expression is exploited by supporters of racism and those who want to spread hatred.

Today, is the issue of Islamophobia declining or increasing?

This anniversary comes to put us before our responsibilities, noting that the phenomenon of Islamophobia is still present and on the rise. Canadian statistics indicate a rise of 71% in cases of Islamophobia, this matter is very frightening and disturbing, and puts us in front of great responsibilities to confront it collectively, practically and effective. This is what is required in the next stage.

What are the causes of hatred against Muslims?

I do not see any justification for hatred against Muslims or others of any background. The state of hatred may hide political agendas behind it, but there are the extreme right, populists, and others who may have different agendas, but, unfortunately, they agree that Islamophobia is a “natural” matter for them.

It is said that this tragedy has begun to be forgotten, despite the continuous attacks against Muslims in more than one city.. What is your opinion?

True, this is noticeable.. With the passage of time, cases of assault and abuse may become normal, not among the general public, but even among the victims themselves. We see this matter, and it is what many extremist elements in society are betting on, that we will be accepting to be second and third class citizens. The second thing is the lack of serious interaction  by the concerned authorities with the Islamophobic incidents in many regions in Canada.

He pointed out that we have received complaints time and time again that when someone has been subject hate crime and a complaint is submitted to the police department; it is not dealt with as required. The other thing is the intimidation that they are exposed to, especially the sisters, which constitute more pressures, whether moral or other, which come through the means of communication or at work, which pushes them to withdraw or accept the state of assault on them, hoping that the issue will pass unnoticed. This is what encourages the “perpetrators” to continue their aggressive misconducts without facing any legal punishment, or accountability. Indolence in facing those “perpetrators” sends a wrong message, as if it’s a normal matter, and therefore cases of aggression become more and more fierce and widespread.

Are you satisfied with the Canadian state’s handling of this issue?

We have repeatedly said that the federal government has taken important steps in the field of Islamophobia. We in the FMC-CMF have taken upon ourselves the issue of Islamophobia since 2009, and we know how it was dealt with by the various governments, but the current government headed by Justin Trudeau took it more seriously. And now the appointment of Sister Amira El-Ghawabi as a consultant in combating Islamophobia comes as a continuation step for what the federal government has done and preparing the ground for confronting Islamophobia, whether through steps in the  defining Islamophobia ways of dealing with the subject matter or through directives in the same perspective. On the other hand, we must be aware that the appointment position that Mrs. ElGhawaby has occupied is an advisory one, and it is the duty of the appointed person to provide advice to the concerned government departments on how to deal with the issue of Islamophobia.

Is this appointment the magic solution?

Certainly the answer is no.  The new created position is to reflect that the subject matter is serious, especially in government departments or the so-called systematic Islamophobia.  We are hoping that this post helps to reduce and tackle Islamophobia. It must be noted that the new position must be supported by the community and society standing continuously against racism and against Islamophobia. We do not want people to fall into the illusion that Islamophobia will end by this appointment. It is a first step, and there are many steps that we must work to accomplish.

We called previously and we call now that despite all the positives measures taken which we recognize and appreciate, we hope that combating Islamophobia will be transformed by the federal government into clear policy. Especially as we are approaching the stage of elections during the next two years and the time may not be sufficient to implement the promises made by the current government about confronting Islamophobia since with the arrival of a new government after the elections – we do not know its nature- it may lead to a cooling in interest in this issue.

What about the Quebec government?

As for the Quebec government, there is no indication that the Legault  government took the matter seriously. The CAQ government does not recognize the existence of Islamophobia in the first place, as Mr. Legault has referred to this position many times. Although, the provincial government tackling what Muslims Quebecers are exposed to, in terms of bigotry and hatred, is not at the same level as the federal government. However, this does not mean that the Quebec provincial government encourages hate incidents, of course not. This phenomena is certainly not limited to Quebec, but its widespread to other provinces as well. Generally speaking, across the country, the provincial governments’ dealings with the Islamophobic hate incidents are not at the same level as the federal counterpart.

Voicing our concerns about Islamophobia is a normal course of actions and this is our right as citizens and residents of this country because we are subject to grievances and we have the right to express it. Confronting Islamophobia is everyone’s responsibility. There is no doubt that governments have responsibilities not to give the green light to discrimination under any pretexts . Any government’s policies that give itself the right to discriminate between citizens based on their backgrounds is a green light for “populist” and “extremist” groups in society to move forward with their fanaticism. When the “extremists” see that the effects of some government policies discriminate between citizens, this becomes a motive for them to further extremism. Here discrimination becomes an ordinary matter, which is a very dangerous matter, and this is what we notice in some of Europe and in many other places around the globe.

What about Canadian civil society?

I I have already mentioned in a previous article in the Huffington Post that confronting Islamophobia is not only  the concern of Muslims alone, but rather it is a Canadian concern. And this is what the FMC-CMF sought when we set out towards the Canadian Parliament and towards civil society and politicians in the past since 2009 until our present time and in the future that God willing.

 The main concern was to turn the issue into a Canadian concern. There was success with the grace of God and concerted efforts, to turn the subject matter into a national concern. This makes it imperative for all concerned departments to combat racism and discrimination and targeting of citizens on the basis of their religious or other affiliation. This should include all provincial governments departments, police authorities, schools, educational institutions and workplaces. It should not be limited to the issue of targeting Muslims only , especially since there are other communities that are also targeted, such as African Canadians, Jews and Asians. We refuse  bashing the white race in anyway. When discrimination begins, no one will be spared at all.

What is the responsibility of the community here in putting an end to the exposure of Muslims, men and women, to hatred?

The Muslim community has responsibilities, the most important of which is not to compromise on identity and convictions, because bargaining   pushes the “offenders”  to increase their “aggressions” and be more emboldened. Secondly, that it does not compromise its security and dignity, and that it does not accept submissive submission. This is extremely important. But this is not meant to be violent confrontation, never. But that a person does not accept humiliation and abandonment of identity. the more we preserve our identity and respect to others, targeting the community will fail from whatever side and through any means. He also stressed the need not to stagnate”.

Another issue that is necessary in the framework of combating Islamophobia is not to withdraw into oneself. Self confinement and isolation makes you unknown; ignorance is among the causes of Islamophobia. Some people are ignorant of Muslims and at the same time they hear a lot of fabrications about Islam in some biased media and social media outlets. Therefore, we have to be part of the society and work for its good, not only within the community’s institutions, but also in the wider society, through volunteer work; caring for the elderly, food banks, helping the homeless, and others.

Our fellow citizens must know who we are and what our “identity” is. Even we have to keep our given names, which are an expression of this identity so that everyone knows who you are, thus appreciating what you do. We do not call it haphazard, but it has been tested through dozens of experiences that we have gone through, whether on a personal or collective level.

It has been proven that the more we contribute to the good of this country and the more we are part of the participation in the concerns of its citizens while preserving the identity, the greater the respect for will be and the greater the interest in helping and standing by the community. The people of our beloved Canada and Quebec have a lot of good in them and they respect people and their rights, but sometimes we find that there are those who fall into the clutches of what is published on social media and hatred without realizing that ignorance of us, our culture and our history contributes to that.

Do you have a final word?

It is true that Islamophobia have increased and that there is a state of psychological and moral pressure on the members of the community, but at the same time we must point out in loud and clear that we are not in a state of war. We are not in a society that is all bad or all racist. Quebec is not racist and neither are Alberta and Ontario or any other region.  Canada is not racist either. Yes, there are undesirable events that happen and there are, as mentioned, bad “apples elements”. These elements are loud, but they do not represent the society. The Society in general is an open and inclusive one. We are members of this society, we have rights we have as we have duties . Our duty is to respect the laws, pay the taxes, participate and follow the norms. At the same time, we have rights, and they are not a favours given by anyone.

My message in particular to our youth is to be proud of your affiliation and your convictions and to participate in the society and strive for its good of which you are a part of.

In conclusion, I would like to pay tribute to Sada Al-Mashreq newspaper and its pivotal role in spreading awareness, uniting the community, uniting efforts, and spreading the news in the Arabic language, which remains for the so many the main language. Thank you and we ask God to assist us all to cooperate for the good.

سيدنا عيسى عليه السلام نبي الله و رسول السلام ، مصلحً، متحدياً، مضحياً

اصلاحا للبشرية . أتى لكي يكمل رسالة الأنبياء من قبله و اخراجا من عبادة العباد الى عبادة رب العباد . و كان بشرى للبشرية جمعاء .”إذ قالت الملائكة يا مريمُ إنّ الله يبشّرُكِ بكلمةٍ منه إسمه المسيح عيسى إبن مريم وجيهاً في الدنيا والآخرة ومن المُقرّبين

والدته مريم البتول من خير نساء الدنيا قاطبة . ﴿وَاِذْ قَالَتِ الْـمَلٰٓائِكَةُ يٰمَرْيَمُ اِنَّ اللهَ اصْطَفٰكِ وَطَهَّرَكِ وَاصْطَفٰكِ عَلَى نِسَاءِ الْعٰلَمِينَ * يٰمَرْيَمُ اقْنُتِي لِرَبِّكِ وَاسْجُدِي وَارْكَعِي مَعَ الرّاكعين”

وقد أيّده الله تعالى بالمعجزات العظيمة ومنها أنّه كان يخلق من الطّين كهيئة الطّير فينفخ فيها فتكون طيرًا بإذن الله وكان كذلك يبرئ الأكمة والأبرص ويحيي الموتى بإذن الله وينبّىء النّاس بما يدّخرون في بيوتهم

مواجها متحديا الفساد و الطغيان فهو واجه الطغمة الحاكمة انذاك . بالرغم من ان رسالته كانت السلام ، الا ان هذا لم يقنع من خافوا من رسالته ان خططوا لقتله

لم يمنعه هذا من مواصلة الرسالة و لو ادى الامر ان يُقتل . فلم بتراجع او يتهاون

هذه سَنَن حاملي الرسائل ان يتحملوا الاذى و المكابدة لما فيه خير الانسان

سامر مجذوب

*photo source ; online .

ما هي وجهة نظرك تجاه المسلمين واليهود والمسيحيين

Nov 10-23 2022 EKOSإستطلاع الرآي


ما هي وجهة نظرك تجاه المجموعة التالية؟ المسلمون تعدادالمسلمين الكنديين 3.7٪ من سكان كندا الاجمالي

بالنسبة للمقاطعات

نظرة ايجابية ؛ اونتاريو ٢٧ ٪؜، بريتيش كولومبيا؛ ٢٦ ٪؜، ، البرتا؛ ٢٥ ٪؜، كندا ؛ ٢٣ ٪؜، أتلانتيك؛ ٢١٪؜، مانيتوبا/ساسكتشوان ؛ ١٩٪؜، كيبيك؛ ١٤٪؜

نظرة سلبية ؛ اونتاريو ١٥٪؜، بريتيش كولومبيا؛ ١٤٪؜، البرتا؛ ١٩٪؜، كندا ؛ ١٨٪؜، أتلانتيك؛ ١٣٪؜، مانيتوبا/ساسكتشوان ١٣٪؜، كيبيك؛ ٢٩٪؜

فرق النسب بين النظرة الايجابية والسلبية ، تعتبر نفسها محايدة ، لا سلبية و لا إيجابية

بالنسبة لنوايا التصويت

نظرة ايجابية ؛ الديمقراطيون الجدد؛ ٢٥ ٪؜ نظرة ايجابية تجاه المسلمين . الليبرال؛ ٢٥ ٪؜ ، حزب الخضر؛ ٢٢٪؜ ، حزب المحافظين؛ ٢٢٪؜ ، و حزب كتلة كيبيك؛ ٩ ٪؜

نظرة سلبية ؛ الديمقراطيون الجدد ، ١٠٪؜، الليبرال ، ١٦٪؜، الخضر ، ٩٪؜، حزب المحافظين؛ ٢٢٪؜، حزب كتلة كيبيك ؛ ٢٤ ٪؜

فرق النسب بين الايجابية و السلبية ؛ امّا تعتبر نفسها حيادية او لا تدري دون راي محدد

على صعيد الكندي ككل ، ٧٦٪؜ لديهم امّا نظرة ايجابية او “حيادية ” بتجاه المسلمين الكنديين

معدل الرأي السلبي أعلى في كيبيك (29٪) منه في أي مكان آخر في البلاد (من 13٪ إلى 19٪). ومع ذلك ، نظرًا لأن هذا النوع من الاستطلاعات يخدم تحديدًا الفروق الدقيقة وتجنب التعميمات ، فسوف نشير أيضًا إلى أن غالبية واضحة من المشاركين في كيبيك ، 64٪ ، يقولون إن لديهم وجهة نظر محايدة أو إيجابية تجاه المجتمع المسلم. علاوة على ذلك ، فإن الفجوة بين الرأي الإيجابي للمسيحيين والمسلمين أصغر في كيبيك (16 نقطة مئوية) مقارنة بمعظم المناطق الأخرى (تصل إلى 20 نقطة في ألبرتا ، لصالح المسيحيين)



ما هي وجهة نظرك تجاه المجموعة التالية؟ اليهود

تعداد اليهود الكنديين ١٪؜ من سكان كندا الاجمالي

بالنسبة للمقاطعات

نظرة ايجابية ؛ اونتاريو ٤٠٪؜، بريتيش كولومبيا؛ ٣٩٪؜، ، البرتا؛ ٣٩٪؜، كندا ؛ ٣٤٪؜، أتلانتيك؛ ٣٢٪؜، مانيتوبا/ساسكتشوان ؛ ٣٠٪؜، كيبيك؛ ٢٢٪؜

نظرة سلبية ؛ اونتاريو ٧٪؜، بريتيش كولومبيا؛ ٥٪؜، ، البرتا؛ ٨٪؜، كندا ؛ ٩٪؜، أتلانتيك؛ ٥٪؜، مانيتوبا/ساسكتشوان ١١٪؜، كيبيك؛ ١٧٪؜

فرق النسب بين النظرة الايجابية والسلبية ، تعتبر نفسها محايدة ، لا سلبية و لا إيجابية

بالنسبة لنوايا التصويت

نظرة ايجابية ؛ الديمقراطيون الجدد ؛ ٣٦٪؜ نظرة ايجابية تجاه اليهود . الليبرال؛ ٣١٪؜ ، حزب الخضر؛ ٢٦٪؜ ، حزب المحافظين؛ ٤٢٪؜ ، و حزب كتلة كيبيك؛ ١٤٪؜

نظرة سلبية ؛ الديمقراطيون الجدد ، ٥٪؜، الليبرال ، ٩٪؜، الخضر ، ٨٪؜، حزب المحافظين؛ ٨٪؜، حزب كتلة كيبيك ؛ ٢٧٪؜

فرق النسب بين الايجابية و السلبية ؛ امّا تعتبر نفسها حيادية او لا تدري دون راي محدد

فيما يتعلق باليهودية ، يقول نصف الكنديين (49٪) إنهم محايدون ، في حين أن الثلث (34٪) لديهم وجهة نظر إيجابية. . تختلف التصورات السلبية بين 5٪ و 11٪ في بقية كندا ، بينما تكون أعلى قليلاً في كيبيك ، بنسبة 17٪. ومع ذلك ، مرة أخرى ، تزعم الغالبية العظمى من سكان كيبيك (77٪) أن لديهم وجهة نظر محايدة أو إيجابية عن هذا المجتمع


المسيحية ؛

بالنسبة للمقاطعات

نظرة ايجابية ؛ اونتاريو ٤٠٪؜، بريتيش كولومبيا؛ ٣٦٪؜، ، البرتا؛ ٤٥٪؜، كندا ؛ ٣٧٪؜، أتلانتيك؛ ٣٩٪؜، مانيتوبا/ساسكتشوان ؛ ٣٨٪؜، كيبيك؛ ٣٠٪؜

نظرة سلبية ؛ اونتاريو ١٢٪؜، بريتيش كولومبيا؛ ١١٪؜، البرتا؛ ١٢٪؜، كندا ؛ ١٢٪؜، أتلانتيك؛ ٥٪؜، مانيتوبا/ساسكتشوان ١٨٪؜، كيبيك؛ ١٠٪؜

فرق النسب بين الايجابية و السلبية ؛ امّا تعتبر نفسها حيادية او لا تدري دون راي محدد

بالنسبة لنوايا التصويت

نظرة ايجابية ؛ الديمقراطيون الجدد؛ ٢٦٪؜ نظرة ايجابية تجاه المسيحية. الليبرال؛ ٣٣٪؜ ، حزب الخضر؛ ٢٦٪؜ ، حزب المحافظين؛ ٥٤٪؜ ، و حزب كتلة كيبيك؛ ٣٠٪؜

نظرة سلبية ؛ الديمقراطيون الجدد ، ١٧٪؜، الليبرال ، ١٤٪؜، الخضر ، ١٤٪؜، حزب المحافظين؛ ٧٪؜، حزب كتلة كيبيك ؛ ١٧٪؜

فرق النسب بين الايجابية و السلبية ؛ امّا تعتبر نفسها حيادية او لا تدري دون راي محدد

وفقًا لبيانات التعداد ، يُعرّف 63٪ من الكنديين على أنهم ينتمون إلى المسيحية (والتي تشمل عدة طوائف بالطبع). بطبيعة الحال ، نتوقع أن يكون تصور المسيحيين في البلاد إيجابيًا بشكل عام. في كيبيك ، حيث أعرب 54٪ من المستجيبين عن مشاعر لا إيجابية ولا سلبية ، مقارنة بـ 37٪ إلى 42٪ في أماكن أخرى.

ومع ذلك ، فإن 82٪ إلى 90٪ من الكنديين في مناطق مختلفة لديهم نظرة إيجابية أو محايدة تجاه المسيحيين

تظهر النتائج وفقًا لنوايا التصويت أن 54٪ من ناخبي حزب المحافظين الكندي لديهم تصور إيجابي عن المسيحيين ، وهي أعلى نسبة بين الأحزاب الفيدرالية. يظهر الليبراليون والديمقراطيون الجدد والكتلة والخضر أرقامًا مماثلة

العمل على كتابة الخبر باللغة العربية بناءً على المصدر الأصلي المنشور في الاستطلاع: سامر مجذوب

*photo source; the link of the original survey , below!

Islamophobia, a “scheme project”; women are one of its main targets!

It is no longer secret that the industry of Islamophobia is an “integrated project” that sets several targets; including degrading values, principles, sanctities, and identities. It builds its strategies on multiple aspects, political, economic, and societal, “enacting laws” and even security ones in some areas and in certain circumstances. The “manufacturers” of the Islamophobia industry seek to obliterate, subjugate and weaken societies and civilizations that have a pivotal role in human development for over one thousand and four hundred years.

“The owners” of these hate-based projects seek to divide society and “create” a state of tension between its components and stir up fear among its segments; believing that it may let them win more electoral votes that may lead to their formation of governments that implement ideological supranational policies.

The variety of methods that the “makers” of Islamophobia follow is not a matter of their lack of consensus over the end goal, but, is a difference of visions about the most appropriate way to reach the declared goals and the unannounced ones.

In the midst of their many “intends”, women come as a primary and a pivotal target for the various perpetrators of Islamophobia . Women besides sharing life with man since the creation of Adam and Eve, she has an influential and a deep role in human civilization, especially the Eastern ones. She is “architect” and guider of the societies. In addition to the universal role of women as educators of youth generations throughout history until the present days, she is political leader and thinker, she is researcher and entrepreneur, she is teacher and producer in all fields, and she is decision-maker.

The fact that women are among the most prominent victims of Islamophobia and discrimination is not an arbitrary matter, but, an intentional and unambiguous act of the civilizational dimension. Targeting women is nothing new under two different headings; Including what Europe witnessed in the Middle Ages in terms of targeting women under the name of religion. And then, in what is known as the Renaissance era, a new targeting campaign against women was launched under the name “Modernity and Enlightenment”. In the current periods, women have been targeted, intimidated, and there have been attempts to destabilize their entity by violating their freedom and choices, depriving them of their most basic rights through unfair “text laws”, denying them work opportunities, violent attacks, and endless smear campaigns of their convictions and beliefs.

Some may think that the whole concept of Islamophobia hate form results from a “religious” or an ethnic war. Although some extreme right-wing and populist currents have intellectual dimensions, this conclusion contradicts the reality of the countless facts and evidence. The proponents of Islamophobia are present in the East and in the West, speaking different languages. The victims of Islamophobia, women being the center of sufferers, have no geographical boundaries.

On the other hand, those who confront Islamophobia are of multiple races and “faiths”. In this respect, our experiences in Canada are the best evidence that those who believes in human values ​​and principles and defend women’s rights, regardless of their backgrounds, are hand in hand on one front that confronts hatred and discrimination.

 The fight against Islamophobia and racism comes as one of the most important moral duties for each of us, regardless of the size of effects and influence we may have in our societal environment. The very serious dimensions of hatred, targeting women, and discrimination require thoughtful collective action to combat these destructive phenomena .

*Samer Majzoub

*photo; Facebook images

“To my dear friend Samer Majzoub, this is special gift….”

Unique inclusive study by Hicham Tiflati, Ph.D. as part of his Ph.D.
“to my friend Samer Majzoub . This is a special gift for you…the book covers a part of your work and contribution with the Muslim community in Quebec particularly in Islamic schools and the youth”
Hicham Tiflati, Ph.D.

Quote on multiculturalism; Samer Majzoub,


Samer Majzoub, a prominent human rights advocate, terms multiculturalism as ” the right answer for the nation of Canada to create its unique, cohesive and inclusive society guaranteeing freedom, equality and fairness to all its citizens”(Majzoub 2016, 3rd July).

Leadership; role mode, inspiration & human development…  

Leadership; role mode, inspiration & human development…  

Role model

One major concept of successful leadership is the notion of role model. Elements of role model circulate around; A) ability to inspire, B) passion, C) commitment to the wellbeing of community & society at large, D) Selflessness, E) team work and acceptance of others, F) Ability to overcome obstacles. E) Continuity and never give up spirit.

A role model is other-focused as opposed to self-focused. Role models are usually active in their societies, freely giving of their time and talents to benefit people, ability to recruit and very well public relation skilled.

Inspiration & human development

Inspiration in leadership is a key factor of keeping the vitals running in any project, successful work, or volunteering movement. Making people feeling important and appreciated, letting your team feels the sense of ownership over their projects, and giving space of free thinking and creativeness of implementation of work plans. All together plays the base in developing your team to be better performance level and more confidence in their creativity talents.

Various methods of management

There are many leadership styles that are considered as the main lines of “management” methods that may be pursued as proper titles of leadership approaches. Of the known leadership styles are;

  • Autocratic (Coercive Management Style).
  • Participative Management Style.
  • Delegative Management Style.
  • Persuasive Management Style.

Customized leadership style

It is important to recognize and understand different leadership styles including the circumstances and conditions in which they are mostly effective. However, one is unlikely to be a successful team leader simply by imitating already existing leadership styles. Leadership is not limited to providing a certain response in a certain situation. It’s about using your natural leadership strengths, talents and skills in an authentic manner to inspire and motivate others.

Along the way in both the career life and the activism one, although, each is based on a different territory, however, they both, career and activism, requires competent management, decision making, team spirit, outreach, work under pressure of time and the objectives of successful end-results. Throughout the years and the experiences exercised, one may adapt different “management” styles and sometimes combination of two or more of managing techniques depending on the project, available resources, timeframe, working condition, and expected outcome.

Choosing from the many administration methods, the participative leadership and delegative leadership styles both serves the purpose of true meaning leadership, human development by elevating self-esteem and set free of talented skills.  Also known as “laissez-faire leadership”, a delegative leadership style focuses on delegating initiatives to team members. This can be a successful strategy if team members are competent, dedicated, faithful, & committed.  

Although both the participative and the delegative leadership approaches have significant advantages, still, they both have their own challenges and difficulties; It can be very time-consuming in reaching to consensus. Also, in some cases, disagreement among members may lead to weakness of performance, splitting of efforts, and eventually to difficulty in achieving the original goals.

The principle remains to involve team members in the decision making process. Team members consequently feel included, engaged, implicated and motivated to contribute. Moreover, choice of the right leadership leads to the construction of strong team and build a crew that can develop ideas and actions plans, and enhance a positive work environment.