Islamic History Month: An Interview with Naheed Nenshi | Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Islamic History Month: An Interview with Naheed Nenshi | Canadian Museum for Human Rights
At Canadian Museum for Human Rights June 2016, Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman with Killarney Swim Team from Calgary. Photo: Joe Bryksa / Winnipeg Free Press.
Not that long ago a friend of mine moved from Toronto to Calgary. Shortly before heading West, she tweeted about her moving plans and less than an hour later, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi had replied to her tweet and welcomed her to Calgary.

My friend’s story is not an isolated one – there are many stories about Mayor Nenshi’s savvy ability to navigate social media and of the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his job as mayor. His ability to speak in an intelligent and accessible way, both in person and online, has helped make him a popular public figure not just in Calgary, but across Canada.

I recently had the chance to speak with Mayor Nenshi and he was his usual engaging and energetic self. We discussed everything from his Muslim heritage to how he wants to get more women involved in politics to why human rights must matter to cities to why he believes the world needs more Canada.

Read more at the source: Matthew McRae, September 29, 2016, humanrights.ca

 

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. This truly indicate that Canada is multicultural democracy, with tolerance and respect for others. Khalid Ikramullah Khan.

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