Muslim group concerned about ‘hateful gathering’ outside Toronto mosque
National Council of Canadian Muslims says the demonstration was a clear attempt to intimidate the Muslim community.
The Canadian Press | February 18, 2017
OTTAWA — A national Islamic group is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims says the demonstration, reportedly consisting of about a dozen participants, was a clear attempt to intimidate the Muslim community.
Images on social media showed the protesters carrying signs with anti-Muslim slogans as worshippers were entering the mosque.
The executive director of the National Council says it’s “deeply” disturbing that such a protest would happen, let alone after last month’s slaying of six men at a Quebec City mosque.
Ihsaan Gardee says it’s critical that Canadians confront hatred in their communities.
The group says it’s unclear if any threats were made against mosque congregants, but anyone with such information should contact police….