Islamophobia in Quebec
Although, he says, a large portion of Quebecers are kind, religious tension is a well-known part of Quebec’s history. Elmenyawi believes bad seeds exist in the community ….and after 9-11, Islamophobia heightened and became acceptable.
Mosques in Quebec have been vandalized and a bill was introduced banning Muslim women from wearing a veil in Quebec. There was an incident when a Muslim store manager was arrested and accused of being a terrorist all for sending a text message to his staff asking them to quote blow away the competition.
Salam called the move a discrimination against all the inmates of other faiths. The organization is now asking that a religious leader be allowed to volunteer their services.
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