Wading into the debate on Quebec’s burqa ban, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stressed values of religious freedoms, adding that governments should not tell women what to wear.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has expressed deep concern over the passage of legislation today by Quebec’s National Assembly that discriminates against some Muslim women in the province.
A new proposed law banning face-veil in Canada’s Quebec district is stirring waves of criticism from rights groups, which slammed the legislation as “Islamophobic and anti-Muslim”.
Facing a wave of “racist and hateful” comments, a Quebec safari park, which welcomed a Muslim community group Sunday and allowed afternoon prayers to be held on its site, denounced the intolerant response and said it was “sorry if freedom of religion had offended some people.”
Devastated and terrified, the two words express the actual life Quebec Muslims are going through after last January’s mosque mass shooting that left six worshippers dead.
Leaders of Quebec Muslim community hosted a dinner on Tuesday, March 28, to thank politicians for their support after last January’s hate crime, which resulted in the death of six worshippers at Quebec mosque.
So you find that a masjid in Quebec is attacked, killing six Muslims, and the next Friday, a rabbi calls for people at seven places in Toronto to form multi-faith human barriers to protect Muslims praying Jumuah. A sister who went to attend a prayer on the following Monday found one person carrying a sign that said: “We stand UNITED with our Muslim brothers and sisters.”
Mosques around Montreal opened their doors on Sunday, February 12, welcoming neighbors of all faiths to help build bridges between communities.
Leaders of Canadian Muslim associations are calling on all three levels of government to take steps to counter Islamophobia and systemic racism.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listened to verses of the Qur’an during a funeral service remembering those killed in a terrorist attack at a mosque in Quebec.