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High school students hold signs outside the London Muslim Mosque before a vigil for the victims of the deadly vehicle attack on five Muslim family members in London, Ont., in June 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Fifteen years ago we shrugged off anti-Muslim hate speech. Have we evolved?

Will recent acts of violence against Muslims in Canada lead us to see what we should have seen earlier — that anti-Muslim works are hate speech that encourage violence against Muslims?
Mourners gather at the site of the attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario. After tragedy, there is no one way to recover from trauma. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brett Gundlock

A child psychiatrist who knew those killed in the London terror attack offers advice on helping kids deal with trauma

Racial trauma in society has been challenging for all of us, especially children and teens. There are practical steps we can all take to help ourselves and our kids heal.
Mourners react during a moment of silence at a vigil for the victims of the deadly vehicle attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

London terror attack: Canadians have become desensitized to violence against Muslims

Four members of a family were killed in a hate crime — only the nine-year-old son survived. Islamophobia has created a culture of hate in Canada that threatens those who are perceived as Muslim.
Mourners gather at the scene of the hate-motivated vehicle attack in London, Ont., which left four members of a Muslim family dead and sent their youngest son to hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

Muslim family killed in terror attack in London, Ontario: Islamophobic violence surfaces once again in Canada

Four members of a Muslim family out for a walk were killed in what police say was a hate crime. A researcher on Islamophobia in Canada says it’s not just fringe groups that hold anti-Muslim views.
Those speaking out for Palestinian human rights continue to be sidelined and silenced in Canadian institutions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The high cost of advocating for Palestine

Injustices towards the Palestinians’ struggle don’t stop at the borders of Gaza or the boundaries of East Jerusalem. Across Canada, the atmosphere is menacing for those who speak up for justice.
Zara Mohammed, the new secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, was recently questioned about Muslim female leadership on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Abdulmukith Ahmed/Muslim Council of Britain

Women in mosques: fixating on the number of female imams overlooks the progress that has been made

Complaints against BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour over an interview about female leadership in Islam have revealed how complex the issue is
A young girl places a candle during a vigil for the victims of the mosque shooting on Jan, 30, 2017 in Québec City. In the years since the attack, little has been done to combat the Islamophobia that caused it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Remembering the Québec City mosque attack: Islamophobia and Canada’s national amnesia

Four years after the violent attack on worshippers at Québec City’s central mosque, the federal government has said it will honour the victims with a national day of remembrance.
Islamophobia in the media fed the support for the proposed Muslim travel ban. Here, a protestor holds an “End Islamophobia” sign at a rally opposing the ban at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2018. (Shutterstock)

Islamophobia in western media is based on false premises

Commentators across the political spectrum spread anti-Islamic rhetoric, insisting that Islam is intrinsically violent and that Muslims are terrorists. But studies show these claims are unfounded.

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