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Urges government to recognize report's deeply flawed nature and to stop using misleading language in public reports
(Ottawa – December 14, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties and advocacyorganization, says that the federal government's 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada unfairly stigmatizes Canadian Muslim communities and other racialized minority groups while minimizing the growing role of white supremacist and far-right groups in perpetuating violent attacks inside Canada....
By: Ihsaan Gardee, Executive Director, National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)
Montreal Gazette | December 4, 2018
Since the deadly Quebec City mosque attack on Jan. 29, 2017, Canadians have come to recognize that our country is not immune to the growth in hatred and racism spreading across many liberal democracies.
The latest figures from Statistics Canada on police-reported hate crimes only confirm the worst fears of community advocates. Islamophobia is a reality Canadians Muslims face. In 2017, hate crimes against Muslims rose sharply, up 151 per cent ...
By Laurie Fagan
CBC News | November 30, 2018
The head of a national Muslim group based in Ottawa says he's not surprised to learn the number of hate crimes reported to police in Ontario and Quebec jumped dramatically last year.
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Quebec reported a 50 per cent jump over the same period, with hate crimes rising from 327 in 2016 to 489 in 2017. That increase in attributed largely to crimes against the province's Muslim population, peaking in February 2017, the month following the mass shooting that killed six people at a Quebec City mosque.
That trend was ...
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Statistics Canada data released today shows stark increases in hate crimes against most racial, religious and other minority groups
(Ottawa - November 29, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) says it is deeply concerned by new data from Statistics Canada showing significant country-wide increases in police-reported hate crimes in 2017. Hate crimes increased by 47% overall, while those targeting Muslims increased by 151%. Black and Jewish communities also saw disturbing increases of 50% and 63% respectively.
“The data, ...
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(Ottawa – November 22, 2018) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) today sent an open letter to the federal government urging them to designate January 29 as a National Day of Action against Hate and Intolerance.
The NCCM previously called on the government to designate this day as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia following the horrific Islamophobic attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City in which 6 men were killed and many others injured almost two years ...
By Christina Maxouris and Brandon Griggs
CNN | November 6, 2018
After a deadly attack last year on a mosque in Quebec, Christians and Jews formed human "rings of peace" around mosques across Canada to help Muslim worshippers feel safer on their way in.
This past weekend, Muslims did the same for six synagogues in Toronto. Several hundred people, arriving in busloads from different mosques, stood shoulder to shoulder around the synagogues with one very clear message.
"We're here for you," Fatima Sajan said.
Sajan was one of the organizers with the National ...
By Liz Haq
Huffington Post Canada | November 3, 2018
People from various faiths came together in a moving act of solidarity for the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, as well as a show of strength and protection for Jewish people across Canada.
Numerous "Rings of Peace" were formed around Toronto synagogues on Friday night and Saturday morning, made up of multi-faith worshippers standing shoulder-to-shoulder and joining hands. The events were organized by the National Council of Canadian Muslims in partnership with mosques ...
Last Saturday's devastating attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh sent shock waves through the Jewish community. We extend our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community as they begin to come to terms with this senseless, anti-Semitic violence.
Our communities know all too well what an attack on a place of worship can feel like. At this very difficult time, we stand shoulder to shoulder with our Jewish brothers and sisters in their time of need, just as they stood alongside us after the Quebec mosque shooting nearly two ...
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) contributed a report of anti-Muslim incidents and hate crimes in 2017 to the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Information from the NCCM document is included in the latest data release on the Hate Crimes Reporting Website, managed by the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Only two Canadian non-government organizations reported figures to the OSCE, of which Canada is a member state.
The numbers are based on cases reported to NCCM, as well as cases reported in the media ...