Canada Islamophobia

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.

M-103 Ensures Diversity Can Continue To Be Canada's Strength

Raj Grewal | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Raj Grewal

If some of our fellow Canadian brothers and sisters are living in fear of being attacked, verbally or physically, because of their identity, we need to do better as a nation, and M-103 is a step in the right direction.

Wake Up Canada, Islamophobia Is Not New To This Country

Adrienne Martin | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Adrienne Martin

Islamophobia has been an issue here in Canada, long before Donald Trump. Although the country is home to more than one million Muslims, more than half of Canadians have an "unfavourable" view of Islam, according to a 2013 Angus Reid Global poll.

M-103 Can Ban Islamophobia, But Only Honest Dialogue Will End It

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Junaid Jahangir

Beyond law, we need merciless introspection, critical thinking and honest dialogue on part of both conservative and Muslim Canadians that would draw the two communities together and isolate hateful people. We cannot afford to lose more lives to radicalization and supremacism.

Suspect Arrested After Another Montreal Mosque Vandalized

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada

The unidentified suspect could face criminal charges of hate crimes and public mischief.

If Trudeau Won't Defend M-103, Why Should We?

Howard Anglin | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Howard Anglin

When Rebel Media sent out emails claiming that "Canada is on the verge of passing a law that would prohibit criticizing Islam" and that "If this motion passes, Canadians can be persecuted for expressing any criticism of Islam, even when warranted," I pointed out that M-103 is a motion, not a law, and that it will not change a single comma of existing speech legislation. Apparently, Prime Minister Trudeau disagrees.

Anti-Islam Groups Block Entrance Of Toronto Mosque During Protest

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada

"Islamophobia has NO place in our city," mayor John Tory tweeted.

Canadians Reach Out To Muslim Community After MP Reveals Hateful Messages

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Politics

But a spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Canada is still troubled by the messages.

Muslim MP Reads Out Sickening Threats Over Anti-Islamophobia Motion

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics

Iqra Khalid accused Tories of making a "fake frenzy around the word Islamophobia."

Tories Wonder What Islamophobia Means, Months After Denouncing It

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics

“It is real. It can be defined and it has no place in Canada.”

Canada Needs To Recognize The Reality Of Islamism

Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel

Acknowledging this fact is one of the first things you could have done to protect the Muslim community in Quebec City. To fight and prevent hate speech that comes from the far right, you also need to fight and prevent its counterpart. Otherwise, all your efforts would be useless.

Proposed New Preclearance Act Will Bring Border Trouble

Tim McSorley | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Tim McSorley

Proponents say preclearance will facilitate the flow of people and goods between the US and Canada. Under preclearance, a traveller passes through US customs in Canada, so they do not need to do so once they enter the US, and vice-versa. There are US preclearance areas in eight Canadian airports, along with some train and ferry crossings in BC, and plans to expand this to more Canadian airports and train stations. Canadian preclearance zones would also be established for the first time in the United States.

Liberals Back Motion Condemning Islamophobia, Despite Tory Concerns

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Politics

Several Tory leadership hopefuls won't support M-103.

Trump Isn't Solely To Blame For The Quebec Mosque Shooting

Davide Mastracci | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Living
Davide Mastracci

Trump has undoubtedly emboldened Islamophobes across North America, but Canada has our own history with Islamophobia that we need to talk about. From 2012 to 2014, we saw hate crimes against Muslims in Canada double - and this is all while most of us knew Donald Trump as the host of The Apprentice.

Fellow Canadians, Let's Show The World That Peace Matters In 2017

John Cartwright | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Living
John Cartwright

In the year 2017, all of us need to reach out to our families and neighbours who feel uneasy about the changing world, and patiently challenge prejudice or intolerance whenever it appears. If the worst happens south of the border and the drums of war and belligerence beat more loudly, the future of the world will be at risk.

Quebec Government Condemns Washington Post Article On Mosque Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Politics

The article slammed Quebec for being more racist than the rest of Canada.

Dear Canada, Please Stop Calling Quebec City Racist

David Chabot | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
David Chabot

Please, don't paint us as a racist, intolerant community - it will simply add to the fire we are already battling. Canada is a multicultural and inclusive society, a fact a small part of my province hates. By pushing us all aside and characterizing us all as something we are not, you will increase that resentment.

Why We Need To Emphasize Diversity In Muslim Voices

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Exclusivist, sexist and homophobic viewpoints sold in the name of religion must be fully challenged and resisted. Diversity allows for the drowning out of extreme voices. This means Muslim students on campus and Muslims in the community must strive for plurality of religious spaces.

Denying Islamophobia's Existence Keeps Hate Alive In Canada

Eduardo Alves Dos Anjos | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Eduardo Alves Dos Anjos

Like many diseases, Islamophobia is curable and its treatment is more simple than one may imagine. The first step to attaining this cure is by recognizing that one is afflicted by the illness. We must all recognize that Islamophobia is not only a threat to Muslims, but to our entire society.

Arti Patel

Canadian Muslims Open Up About How Safe They Feel At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Arti Patel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

"Even our loving Canadian society is not immune to what fear can provoke in the hearts of people."

Montreal Mosque Vandalized On Day Of Quebec Victims' Funeral

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada

The building was also spray-painted with graffiti a few months ago.

'When They Go Low, We Go High': Friend Of Quebec Attack Victims

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada

Six men, mostly fathers, were killed in the Quebec City attack.

Quebec 'Trash Radio' Hosts Singled Out For Spreading Hate

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada

Shock jocks have attacked Muslims, people with disabilities and indigenous groups on air for years.

We Must Protest Against Injustice Wherever It Appears

Irwin Cotler | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

The White House statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day did not mention Jews or anti-Semitism. As Holocaust historian Professor Deborah Lipstadt put it, "what we saw from the White House was classic softcore denial. The Holocaust was de-Judaized."

Ours Can Be The Political Generation That Silences Intolerance

Erin O'Toole | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

We cannot allow indifference or silence to normalize the language of intolerance in political discourse. I, for one, do not want the next generation of politicians to have to apologize for injustices that I have the ability to prevent.