NCCM Calls For Action After Another Attack on Calgary Muslims
(Edmonton – June 1, 2021)
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is deeply concerned about an attack that took place in Calgary on May 30, 2021, against a Muslim woman and her son at a public transit station. This attack comes on the heels of another Muslim Calgarian being attacked and subjected to racial slurs while on the road.
“The recent Islamophobic attacks in Calgary are alarming. NCCM has supported numerous victims in Alberta since last December, and we are continuing to call on the Alberta Government and the City of Calgary to take urgent and immediate action,” said Fatema Abdalla, the Communications Coordinator of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. “We need to see the province step up alongside the city and create a bipartisan provincial-municipal action plan. Everyone has the right to feel safe in public spaces, regardless of their background.”