Canada: Muslim groups put forward proposals to solve Islamophobia | Islamophobia News
The Canadian Muslim National Council’s list of recommendations was released a few days before the National Islamophobia Summit.
The National Council of Muslims in Canada (NCCM) issued 61 recommendations on Monday, including formulating a federal anti-Islamphobia strategy by the end of the year and funding support for victims of hate-motivated crimes.
The organization said in its report: “Although we have heard many speeches from politicians condemning Islamophobia and supporting Muslims in Canada, the actions to address Islamophobia have been slow and fragmented.”
The organization also urges Canadian provinces to ensure that their anti-racism bureaus have adequate resources, and urges municipalities to provide funding for community-based efforts to address Islamophobia.
“We can’t stand by and watch more people die. Islamophobia is fatal, and we need to take action now,” it said.
These recommendations were made a few days before the Islamophobia summit, which was unanimously voted by Canadian lawmakers. Fatal attack In London, Ontario, four members of a Muslim family were killed that time.
The local police stated that the attack was motivated by anti-Muslim hatred and the suspect has been charged “Terrorism” crime.
The National Summit on Islamophobia will be held on Thursday, the second day of the National Anti-Semitism Summit.
“In Canada, diversity is one of our greatest strengths, but we continue to see hatred fueled by racism and discrimination causing unacceptable losses to our communities,” said Badishcha, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth of Canada. Gehr said in a statement. statement About the summit this month.
“We know that a top-down approach cannot solve this serious problem, so we must actively listen to the voices of communities directly affected by racism.”
Over the years, Muslim community advocates have issued warnings in a series of violent attacks, including Deadly mass shooting In January 2017, a mosque in Quebec City killed 6 Muslim followers.
The caretaker of a mosque at the western end of Toronto, Ontario is Stabbed to death Last October, Muslim women in Edmonton, Alberta Call for urgent action In a series of serial ports and physical attacks that they said made them feel unsafe.
This month, a mosque in Cambridge, Ontario, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Toronto was destroyed, and a Muslim mother and daughter in Hamilton, another city west of Toronto, were also attacked by a driver who threw racial slander on them. Threatened.
“A man drove dangerously to our family. He swears to them. He cursed them with some racist and Islamophobic slander. He threatened to murder them. He tried to follow them home in his car. Given London. The attack is very terrifying to our family,” the family who has not yet confirmed their identity said in a statement issued by NCCM last week.
Mohamed Labidi, the former president of the Quebec mosque where the 2017 attack took place, said at a press conference on Monday that the mosque was invited to participate in the anti-Islamphobia summit.
“We have been hit hard by Islamophobia and hatred. We are best able to provide the government with solutions to combat Islamophobia and general hatred,” Rabidi told reporters in French.