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Stop Asking All Muslims To Condemn Terror

Muslims are a marginalized group within Canada. We don't have access to political power in the way white people do, and we are in fact subject to stereotypes and demonization from political power and the media alike -- the collective blame laid upon Muslims legitimizes the idea that all Muslims should be punished for the acts of a tiny minority. Once this idea is legitimized, spates of hate crimes are committed and some Muslims end up feeling unsafe in their own communities.
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Canada Day Deadly On The Water

At least nine people have drowned, or are presumed to have drowned, in Quebec and Ontario after a long weekend that proved particularly hazardous for people swimming and wading the provinces' lakes an...