Shahier Razik Retains Canadian National Squash Title

May 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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VANCOUVER–Shahier Razik of Toronto won the BC Honda 2010 Canadian squash championships, retaining his national title when Jonathon Power suffered a leg injury and withdrew midway through the final match Saturday.

The Cairo born Razik is currently ranked 26th worldwide.

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Alaska Opens First Halal Shop

January 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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ANCHORAGE (News Agencies)–It was a long time coming but Alaska has finally got its first ever Halal shop. The store owned by Gambian immigrant Lamin Jobarteh  stocks the essential culinary items required by Anchorage’s 4,000 Muslims.

Earlier Muslim families used to order bulk shipments of Halal meat and groceries from Seattle and Vancouver which are the nearest cities to Anchorage. Now Jaborteh gets his slaughtering done at  Matanuska-Sustina Borough slaughterhouse. The former banker says he has learned new skills for his profession including preparing custom orders of meat.

The Muslim community in the state is putting down its roots with plans to build a mosque and community centre on a 70 acre piece of land. The community has already raised $1 million and construction is expected to begin this summer.

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