Mississauga publication criticized for Islamophobic, baseless claims
By Nick Westoll
Global News | October 9, 2016
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and community members are condemning an article posted online by a local publication that they say contains several Islamophobic and baseless claims.
Entitled Bonnie’s Muslims Are Molesting Teenage Girls in Mississauga Highschools(sic), the article was posted on the Mississauga Gazette’s website Friday by editor-in-chief Acton Michaels.
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Meanwhile, the National Council of Canadian Muslims called the article “hateful towards the Muslim community.”
“Hate just breeds more hate,” Abbas Kassam, a board member with the organization, told Global News. “That article was full of it, and that’s why I think it’s dangerous and problematic.”