Hamilton City Council offers support to Muslim community
By Ken Mann
AM900 CHML Hamilton News | September 26, 2016
Hamilton’s mayor says an “attack against any one of us is an attack against us all”.
Fred Eisenberger’s motion of solidarity with the city’s Muslim community has been approved unanimously by City Council.
The move follows a hate crime arson of two weeks ago at a downtown Mosque.
The motion is in support of a charter, which originated with the National Council of Canadian Muslims, affirming that Islamophobia “has no place in Canadian society.”
The mayor says it’s about saying “we’re with them”, adding that anyone who is peace-loving and just here to raise their families and contribute to society deserves our support.