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[24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Extra, Extra: Ford to Testify, Marineland Not Giving Up

Mayor Ford at a Pan American Games announcement in May. He’ll have lots more microphones in his face come September, that’s for sure. Photo by HiMY SYeD, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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[13 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Tumblr Muslims need a little good news

I don’t know about the rest of the tumblr muslims out there, but all these reports and reblogs of the despicable acts of hatred done towards our community has really taken its toll on ending off this holy month on a high note.

Which is why I think its so important that stories like THIS get more attention:

I first met brother Himy (@HiMYSYeD, himysyed.tumblr.com) at a masjid two weeks ago, I was a little hesitant to approach him because of his pseudo-celebrity status in my eyes. Getting the idea from a few folks down in the states, Brother Himy has been on the quest of biking to 30 Masajid within the Greater Toronto Area for the month of Ramadan – you can follow his progress at 30masjids.com.

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[10 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | ]
A stolen bike, Canadian Tire and Lowes

Himy Syed’s bike got stolen on Wednesday morning August 1. That sort of minor theft usually doesn’t get reported in papers, but this one made it. Himy Syed has a special bike. Not that its magic or has cool gear – Himy’s bike was being used to visit 30 mosques in the GTA in the 30 days of Ramadan.

What happened next is exactly the sort of thing that makes you proud to live in Canada.

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[5 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Canadian Tire replaces Toronto man’s bike after theft threatens his Ramadan project

By Katherine Dunn | Toronto Star
A surprise gift has put a Toronto man back on the road, after a bike thief frustrated his plans to pedal to 30 mosques in 30 days during Ramadan.
“This could have been a Metropass ending,” said Himy Syed, whose beloved bike was stolen while he napped inside a downtown mosque last week. “It isn’t going to be.”
On Sunday, Canadian Tire, who heard about his project “30 Masjids” in the Toronto Star, gave him a new set of wheels.
Landon French, Vice President of Community Relations at …

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[3 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | ]
‘30 mosques’ project hits an unholy obstacle: bike theft

By Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif | Toronto Star
Being on a peaceful religious journey won’t spare you from Toronto’s bike thieves.
Himy Syed walked into the 52 Division police station with his severed bicycle lock, dejected.
His curious journey — pedaling his metallic orange Norco to 30 different mosques during Ramadan — was slowed down by a bike thief with bolt cutters.
“That’s all I got,” he told the police officer, holding up the Kryptonite lock.
Around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Syed biked to Masjid Toronto, the downtown mosque at Chestnut and Dundas Sts., …

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[3 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Muslim cyclist’s plan to visit 30 mosques complicated by bike theft

From CBC News | Toronto
A Toronto Muslim who has pledged to cycle to 30 mosques during Ramadan has been forced off the road.
Himy Syed had received a new bicycle as a Ramadan gift from his brother and sister-in-law so he could blog and tweet stories about the various Muslim communities.
But after attending early morning prayers at a downtown Toronto mosque recently, he walked outside to find his bike had been stolen.
“It is the ideal way to do Ramadan, going to different masjids because you have to pray at 4:00 – …

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