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Fox News Documentary - War Stories: Fighting ISIS


One Free World International has been working tirelessly to help rescue Yazidi girls held captive by ISIS as sex slaves. Rev. El Shafie sat down with Fox News' Oliver North to discuss OFWI's work for a special Fox News documentary.

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Tune in to Fox News 10pm ET Fri, Mar 25 to watch: WAR STORIES: FIGHTING ISIS Hosts: Oliver North and Leif Babin

Fox News - War Stories: Fighting ISISComplete Broadcast Times:

Fri, Mar 25 10pm, re-air 1am
Sat, Mar 26 5pm, re-air 12am
Sun, Mar 27 3pm, re-air 11pm

As Europe reels from the coordinated bombing attacks by terrorists in Belgium, the civilized world continues to face the real challenges of fighting Islamic extremism whether it be on a battlefield or hiding and festering in a family neighborhood.

Here in America, with investigations ongoing into ISIS in all 50 states, this new episode of “War Stories” goes deep inside the confrontation between moderate Muslims and the Islamic State’s extremist ideology. How is it really playing out on the battlefields in Iraqi Kurdistan?

In an exclusive, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford talks strategy with Oliver North. If boots are needed on the ground, whose feet will be in them? Are our allies doing enough in the fight against ISIS?

With former Navy SEAL Leif Babin, we drill down into the dark web and social media to see how ISIS is leading on the cyber battlefield and what more needs to be done to prevent recruitment of their supporters from around the world. Babin goes inside the ISIS inspired attacks in San Bernardino, California with new details about the trail of the husband and wife terrorists who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others.

EVENT: The Path Forward for Human Rights in Iran


In Ottawa February 3, 2016? Join us for:

The Path Forward for Human Rights in Iran

Join the Machzikei Hadas Congregation & One Free World International for an evening to learn about the new reality for advancing human rights in Iran.

Feature speakers will discuss how to keep the pressure on the Iranian regime to address their dismal human rights track record and what Canadians can do to help activists and minorities in Iran.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Rev. Majed El Shafie, President & Founder, One Free World International
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus, Machzikei Hadas Synagogue
  • Mr. Shimon Fogel, CEO, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
  • Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Director, International Centre for Human Rights
  • Shabnam Assadollahi, Human Rights Advocate
  • Corinne Box, The Bahá'í Community of Canada
  • Garnett Genuis, MP for Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan
  • David Kilgour

When: February 3, 2016 | 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Machzikei Hadas Synagogue, 2310 Virginia Drive, Ottawa, Ontario


2016-02-03 Iran Nuclear Deal Ottawa Event

We Need Your Help


3 Things You Can Do To Help Syrian Refugees

With all the coverage Syrian refugees has been receiving in the news, and deservedly so, you may not know where to turn to offer help. Hundreds of Syrian refugees will be arriving in Toronto in the coming days and we need your help!

Here are 3 things you can do to help:

  1. Donate a household item on the list below.
  2. Volunteer to help coordinate the effort.
  3. Support OFWI's Fundraising Campaign to help save lives in Iraq and Syria.

Donate an item on the list below:

If you live in the GTA, we are desperately looking for the following donated materials:

Drop-off and Pickup Times1. Beds 2. Mattresses & bed frames 3. Tables, chairs, sofas 4. Small kitchen appliances 5. Cooking utensils 6. Bath materials 7. Flatware 8. TTC tokens or Metropass 9. Clothes & boots (washed) 10. TVs 11. Any other household materials

Volunteer to help coordinate the effort:

Volunteers are also needed to help during the drop-off and pickup times listed above. If you can volunteer, please send us an email to let me know when.

Support OFWI's Fundraising Campaign to help save lives in Iraq and Syria.

If you do not have these items or live outside the GTA you can still help. Please make a donation to OFWI's Generosity seasonal appeal campaign. Funds raised will go to those who remain in Iraq & Syria and desperately need our help.

Thank you for contributing what you can. Please join us in helping those who need it most this Christmas.

One Free World is proud to be leading a team of partners to help with this important effort:

Syrian Refugees Partners

Iran Nuclear Deal: Leaving the Iranian people behind


Say no to the flawed Iranian Nuclear Deal For immediate release: September 16, 2015

One Free World International Report the cornerstone for Washington, D.C. mission to engage Congress and speak out against the flawed Iranian nuclear deal

WASHINGTON – The Iranian Nuclear Agreement: A Tragic Mistake that Must Be Avoided. That is the message Rev. Majed El Shafie is delivering to the United States Congress with the release One Free World International’s (OFWI) report on the Iranian Nuclear Deal.

The report released at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington is the cornerstone of OFWI’s Washington Mission to speak out against the flawed Iranian Nuclear Deal and focus attention on Iran’s ongoing human rights abuses.

Rev. El Shafie will be meeting with U.S. Congress members and their staff during the September 16-17 trip and attend the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Hearing: Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal: IRGC and Hezbollah.

OFWI is calling on the United States Congress to prevent making a mistake of monumental proportions by using all means at its disposal to bury the nuclear agreement with Iran. If this agreement is allowed to go through, it will weaken the United States and endanger not only the Middle East but also America, its interests and allies everywhere. It will reward a regime that supports terrorism around the world and denies the most basic human rights of its own citizens.

Read the One Free World International Report: 2015 OFWI Report on Iran Nuclear Deal

News Conference:

2:00pm, Wednesday, September 16

National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW, DC


A Debt to the Voiceless


Min JK crowdOn a long weekend sunny Monday, 200 people gathered in Mississauga at One Free World’s International’s conference to shed light on the persecution of Muslim populations across the Middle East and Asia. With Canada contributing over $940 million to fight ISIS and other violent extremist groups, it was a reminder for why such involvement is not only appreciated, but a crucial lifeline to populations living in the world’s most dire conditions. Arman Raster spoke first, of the Uyghurs Turkic Muslim minorities in China, which until the discovery of new resources in their region, enjoyed a distant relationship with the Chinese state that had moved into its region decades earlier. With rising immigration to the area, conflict has risen and the Muslim Minorities are being persecuted and isolated for defending their place in their homeland. The group is being marginalized more than ever before.

Nur Hashim spoke to the sentiments of the Muslim populations in Myanmar, that have faced mass genocide at the hands of Buddhist majorities that support the militant regime set on eradicating the small population from their homes. They face not only physical violence but emotional heartache as they are stripped of their citizenship and right to their homes.

Mr. Nader John Mohammed spoke next about the deportation of Ismailis from their homes in the Middle East and Pakistan. A constructive and peaceful group, their history is marred with attacks from the Taliban and other extremist groups, and being forced to flee and hide for their lives. Light was also shed on the continuing fight between the Kurds and ISIS, with further harm caused through Turkish politics to those suffering across Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

SpeakerKyan Naderi spoke for Iranian woman, whose past is glittered with freedom and equality, while the present is stained with sexist laws, brutal punishments, and a value that is literally half that of a man. Ahsan Gardevi’s reminded the crowd that violence was not the teaching of Islam, like any other religion. Extremists that use Islam as an excuse to commit violence against not only those of other faiths but also Muslims of other sects, he said, work against the intentions of Prophet Mohammed.

Salma Sadiqui, one of Canada’s most prominent activists, brought the issue home while addressing Canada’s role in security and protection of minorities at home and abroad. Advocating strict and disciplined action against the offenders, she was a reminder that Canada is not only a place of refuge, but also just action in times of chaos.

When guest of honour Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney followed, he detailed the cases of discrimination and abuse he has seen throughout his career. He also shared details of the initiatives taken by the Harper government to protect Canadians and those that seek its refuge through immigration. Most strikingly, as Canadians who sometimes take our peace for granted, he spoke of a duty owed to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Throughout the Middle East and beyond, from innocent children with a life yet to live, to those who fighting for the very survival of their people in traditional homelands, people suffer at the hands of those who hold and abuse power. That is why we must do all that we can to shine a light onto those perpetuating evil and committing atrocities. One Free World International will continue to be a voice to the world so they are not forgotten and take action to save lives.

Crowd  Quiet moment Majed Min JK