While Canada takes pride in the fact that it is a multicultural society, there are dark forces not only lurking in the background, many of them operate openly spreading hatred, bigotry and Islamophobia. Unless checked, these forces can wreak havoc in the country.
Muslim youth in Canada have discovered that they can learn much about their rich Islamic heritage by participating in the celebration of Islamic History Month (IHM). October is commemorated as IHM in Canada.
As the name suggests, Islamophobia is directed primarily against Muslims but its victims can be non-Muslims as well. Recent tragic events bring this to the fore with stunning clarity.
How realistic is Canada’s multicultural image when there is an army of Islamophobes that operate freely spreading hatred and creating an atmosphere for attacking Muslims?
Life is becoming increasingly difficult for Muslims in North America. For Muslim inmates, it is much worse.
In trying to blame Muslims for the Toronto van attack, Islamophobes were once again exposed as racists and bigots with no leg to stand on
It is now well established that whenever a Muslim commits a crime, it is branded terrorism but when a non-Muslim does the same, he is called a ‘lone wolf’, ‘nutcase’ and other such excuses are offered.
Despite its peaceful image, there is widespread Islamophobia in Canada including in many of its academic institutions.
Black History Month is now well established in the US and Canada but it only ‘celebrates’ establishment-approved figures, not the true revolutionaries.