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CAIR Conducted Sensitivity Training for Philadelphia Teachers

Philadelphia’s public school system allowed the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) to conduct sensitivity training for its teachers last year, CAIR press releases and school district documents obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism show.

CAIR attorneys conducted a presentation for educators on Election Day, focusing on Islamophobia and the civil rights of Muslim students, a November press release said. The seminar was described as the first in a series of planned workshops on those issues.


Suspects sought after men doused with gas, nearly set on fire at Agincourt Mall

The first of the three suspects is described as a brown male, standing five-feet-seven to five-feet-ten inches tall, with black hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a maroon sweater, dark coloured pants and grey shoes.

The second suspect is described as a brown male, standing five-feet-seven to five-feet-ten inches tall, with black hair and a full beard. He was wearing a grey, short-sleeved hoodie, dark coloured pants and white shoes.

The third suspect is described as a female between five feet to five-feet-five inches tall, with black shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing black Adidas track pants with one vertical stripe, a long-sleeved grey sweater and open-toed sandals.


Paris Wants to Ban the Combustion Engine by 2030

“Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas producers… so we are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles, by 2030,” Christophe Nadjovski, an official responsible for transport policy at city hall, told the ratio station France Info.

The new plans, if implemented, will increase pressure on the car industry to adopt both new engine technology, and new patterns of mobility, as twin concerns over Climate Change and air quality increasingly trump the traditional lobbying power of carmakers.


Group to study homophobia, other attitudes in school

Egale Canada’s stated mission is “to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada” and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues.” The acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and two-spirit people.

In 2012, the group undertook a survey on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in Canadian schools involving almost 4,000 high school students. Based on its findings, it undertook several initiatives to try to improve the situation. Now, it plans another survey to see how they have worked.


University Drops Sponsorship Of Immigration Debate For Fear Of Exposing Students To ‘Harmful’ Views

According to Seattle University (per Campus Reform), President Trump’s proposed repeal of DACA “generated great fear within vulnerable immigrant communities and has caused real harm, making discussions of immigration policy that include a conservative viewpoint even more painful.”

“We refuse to sit by and let hateful xenophobic and anti-immigrant rhetoric be a part of the culture/message/speech of Seattle University School of Law and Seattle University as a whole,” read the original petition, per the Washington Free Beacon.


Women’s group denounces Coalition Montreal, Rotrand over ‘anti-feminist’ candidate

Before she became a candidate in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce district, Caroline Orchard posted several comments deriding “extremist women” and ridiculing feminists who talk of a “culture of rape.”

In a statement Thursday, Femmes du monde says “it’s unacceptable that the only female Coalition Montreal candidate in the (C.D.N.-N.D.G.) borough could make statements that trivialize rape and refers to feminism as a ‘mental illness’.”


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