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Quebec's Islamophobia Has Gone Down An Eerily Familiar Path

While I was out promoting my latest book in October, I received news that the Quebec Liberal government had just passed an odious piece of legislation, Bill 62, which forces Quebeckers to uncover their faces while giving and receiving public services. The law followed on the heels of the equally repugnant Secular Charter, which died when the previous PQ government ...

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Islamophobia: The Very Real Monster In Canada's Closet

When I was in the sixth grade, I remember asking my mother what it was like for Muslims before 9/11. I was met with some pretty flowery language about how “Muslims could walk with their heads held high,” and how “Canada used to be safe for us.” Although I really appreciated the fantasy of living in a pre-9/11 world for ...

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January 29 Should Be The National Day Against Islamophobia

Whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard support it or not, I hope the Canadian collective conscience unites on making January 29 a National Day Against Islamophobia. Establishing commemorative days or months are a tool to assert the need for action and solidify support for th… HuffPost Canada – Athena2 – All Posts

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Stoking Islamophobia Should Bar Group From Quebec's Discrimination Talks

Would a farmer ask a fox to help design a security system for her free-range chickens? A group that stokes Islamophobia and defends an explicitly supremacist organization shouldn’t be part of a Public Consultation on Systemic Discrimination and Racism in Québec. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) should be removed from the “list of selected organizations” for this ...

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Toronto District School Board Revises Meaning Of Islamophobia After Complaint

TORONTO — The Toronto District School Board said it will change portions of a guidebook that uses a definition of Islamophobia that a Jewish community group has called “overly broad.” The guidebook defines Islamophobia, in part, as “fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture.” B’nai Brith Canada … HuffPost Canada – ...

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