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Quebec Unanimously Adopts Motion Condemning 'Islamophobia'

10/01/2015 05:55 EDT | Updated 10/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Quebec's legislature has unanimously adopted a motion condemning what has been referred to as acts of Islamophobia against Muslims and Syrian refugees in the province.

About 100 members of the legislature voted today in favour of the motion tabled by Francoise David, a member of Quebec solidaire, which has three members in the 125-seat national assembly.

The motion condemns Islamophobia and incitement of hatred and violence toward Muslim Quebecers, in particular Syrian refugees.

David mentioned that a pregnant woman in Montreal was allegedly accosted earlier this week by youths who knocked her to the ground and removed her veil.

Montreal police say they have no evidence suggesting the incident was a hate crime but add the investigation is ongoing.

David told reporters that anti-Muslim comments online and other incidents against that community have been increasing in Quebec.

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