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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.
An Islamic Society of North America Mosque community member hands out candy to children in a drive-through Eid celebration in Mississauga, Ont., on May 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Allowing the call to prayer in Canada spurred complaints — but not about noise

The public broadcast in Canada of the call to prayer during Ramadan this year caused some tensions. What the preliminary research has shown however, is that it wasn't the noise people objected to.
While primarily a protective measure, the COVID-19 mask has also become a symbol of good citizenship, but wearing a mask safely in public may require white privilege. (Unsplash)

Unmasking the racial politics of the coronavirus pandemic

In the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a protective mask signifies a commitment to the social and collective good of society. But that changes when a face mask is worn by Black and racialized people.

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