Thursday, September 24, 2020

In Aftermath of Rexdale Mosque Shooting, Calls for Action Needed to Dismantle White Supremacist Groups in Canada


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On Saturday, a day after the suspect responsible for the killing of Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was apprehended, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) stood with leaders of the Sikh, Jewish, and Christian community at the IMO in calling for the murder to be investigated as hate-motivated. Today, given the public confirmation of his links to a disturbing strand of white supremacy and neo-Nazism, and while more investigation is further required, NCCM is calling on the federal government to take immediate action in dismantling white supremacist groups.

"When the Quebec City Mosque attack happened, many of us prayed that this would be the last time we lost community members to Islamophobia and hate. We were wrong," said Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM. "As the number of alt-right and neo-Nazi groups grow in Canada, we now know that without action today, it will simply be a matter of time before the next attack.

When I saw Brother Mohamed on the ground outside the mosque, that was the last time that anyone in Canada should have to see such a sight. That's why we're calling for immediate action."  (more...)


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