Today Islamophobia has become a common term. It is used to describe fear of Islam and Muslims. With the current events in Syria and terrorism Islamophobia growing. Some say terrorism has been equated with Islam and Muslims today. The recent attacks in the United States and Britain, most recently in Manchester has risen fear of Islam and Muslims. Much of this fear is based on misunderstanding.
The theme of this crossword is Islam. It includes Arabic terms used in Islam and by Muslims. It also includes names of persons and locations associated with Islam that have contributed to historical and local culture and society. Check back later for the answers.
O Canada, welcome to the 21st century!
Earlier this month Nova’s Rays reported that Canadian parliament was considering changing the lyrics of O Canada. On June 16 BBC reported Canadian MPs voted to change the Canadian anthem to make it gender neutral and was being taken to the final stage: the Senate. Bill C-210, a Private Member’s Bill, may not be passed in its entirety before Summer Recess; it is currently on Second Reading at the Senate and is considered an “Other Bill”; the House of Commons has risen for Summer Recess; Senate is scheduled to sit until tomorrow, June 30. Canadians and tourists may be forced to sing the past historical anthem that does not reflect gender equality on Friday, Canada Day 2016.
Nova’s Rays has obtained exclusive content of the full changes of the English and French anthems of Canada planned by Parliament. They are not limited to gender equality. Sources say these changes will be brought on a gradual basis to prevent extreme coverage from the media and retaliation from the public. The changes are set in a schedule to be in place before July 1, 2017, Canada’s sesquicentennial to ensure Canada has a 21st century national anthem.
Below are drafts of the new English and French Canadian anthems exclusive to Nova’s Rays.
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