The New York Times published a report on the killing of four members of a Muslim family in Canada this week, and said that the authorities are working to combat prejudice against its Muslims and that Islamophobia has been known in Canada for a long time.
The newspaper indicated in a report that the grieving family was targeted because of their Islamic religion, and quoted the police as saying that the killing was planned with premeditation to target Muslims. Read also Canadian Muslims demand correction of misinformation in schools about Islam A simple initiative for a Muslim girl in Canada turns into a charitable project that includes an army of volunteers For the first time… In a video, a Muslim policeman raises the call to prayer for Maghreb in a mosque in Canada Human rights experts call on Canada to investigate after the discovery of the remains of 215 Aboriginal children
after the horrific murder
The report said that the killing sparked anger and demanded government action to stop intolerance and violence against Muslims, and there were calls for measures to combat Islamophobia.
Muhammad Salih, a member of the City Council of London-Ontario, where the crime took place, explained that even after the horrific murder, there are still people who say that Islamophobia does not exist, adding that the challenge and reality that everyone in this city must face is the phenomenon of Islamophobia, “It is something we have known. A long time ago.”
Several people spoke of their fears of assault and harassment, and urged others not to back down by removing their headscarves or shaving their beards.
This is my city and this is my country
“This city is my city, this is my country, never allow anyone to lead you to think otherwise because of the color of your skin, your faith or where you were born,” Bilal Rahal, president of the London-Ontario Muslim Mosque, told the crowd.
Several speakers described the killing as an act of terrorism. Mustafa Farooq, chief executive of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, called on the government to hold an emergency national summit on ending Islamophobia. Trudeau and other politicians promised to follow through but did not offer specific plans.
The report says that although Canada has a reputation for tolerance and has recently welcomed Syrian refugees, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service stated in its latest annual report that the “Covid-19” pandemic has exacerbated xenophobic and anti-authoritarian narratives, many of which may affect Direct or indirect impact on national security considerations.
Crimes against Muslims on the rise
The report provided statistics on hate crimes in Canada, explaining that in 2019, the last year for which statistics were available, the police reported 1,946 hate crimes in Canada, and while there was a decrease in reported hate crimes targeting religion, crimes against Muslims rose by an average of 10 % for the year 2018.
Ms. Khan, a friend of the stricken family, said that for years she had felt insecure wearing a headscarf on the eastern side of town, and that she had been regularly harassed by strangers over her clothes.
Trudeau’s government has promised to introduce legislation to control hate speech online