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National Day of Solidarity with Victims of Anti-religious Bigotry and Violence   a coffee with members of the Muslim community in my riding in early January 2016 and they were worried about the rise in the amount of Islamophobia, the words they were hearing in the press and certain leadership around the world attacking Muslims. They asked me what I could do about

May 30th, 2019House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

National Day of Solidarity with Victims of Anti-religious Bigotry and Violence  Mr. Speaker, I think the hon. member is referring to the focus on Islamophobia, which is a reasonable question. This was, of course, the date of the worst act of Islamophobia, by a wide margin, in our country's history. It is something we all hope will never happen again

May 30th, 2019House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Justice committee   hate we are witnessing today. I think it's absolutely critical, if not fundamental, to embark on such studies as this and to look a lot further into this issue with a deep thought process in place. Online hate is a key factor in enforcing hate in all forms—Islamophobia, anti

May 28th, 2019Committee meeting

Faisal Khan Suri

National Day of Solidarity with Victims of Anti-religious Bigotry and Violence   Islamophobia. They also made suggestions for wording in their report, not that there is anything wrong with the wording. I preferred the wording there. I wanted to ask the member why he chose not to use that wording. There was wording specifically for that day.

May 30th, 2019House debate

Frank BaylisLiberal

National Day of Solidarity with Victims of Anti-religious Bigotry and Violence   to the synagogue shooting, he attempted to set fire to a mosque. In the ideology of white nationalism, being Muslim or Jewish makes a person a perpetual outsider. As Mustafa Farooq observed a few weeks ago in The Guardian, in 2019 it is now true that “Anti-semitism and Islamophobia are two

May 30th, 2019House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Justice committee   is that it has a tendency to flatten our experiences. Part of the challenge here and part of what we're trying to create at the institute in combatting Islamophobia is a thick narrative around what these attacks mean, how they're understood and how they resonate as hate. I don't think

May 30th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Anver Emon

Justice committee   at my alma mater. I want to champion you and hold you up for the important work you have done on combatting Islamophobia, which has been a pressing matter, not just for the past two years in Parliament but going on for about two decades now, in the wake of 9/11. Let's get

May 30th, 2019Committee meeting

Arif ViraniLiberal

Justice committee   with a public responsibility for recalibrating the conversation on Islam and Muslims today. I do not need to tell you that the existence of Islamophobia in our country is real and extremely concerning; you know this. I'm here because there are things we can do. Drawing on the work of SIMiC

May 30th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Anver Emon

Justice committee   to say quickly that a lot of the discourse, a lot of the discussion, now is around Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, but the data shows that anti-black hatred is prolific in Canada, as is anti-indigenous hatred. I believe that those two communities go largely unreported, so it's

May 28th, 2019Committee meeting

Shalini Konanur

Justice committee  Thank you to the chair and members of the committee for this opportunity to contribute to the parliamentary study of online hate. I am a professor of sociology and Muslim studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. I specialize in anti-racism and Islamophobia studies. Currently, I'm

May 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jasmin Zine

Foreign Affairs committee   the whole world kept silent. They say they don't want to touch the compulsory hijab issue because it will cause Islamophobia. It's because you never lived in a country, and you never experienced “women phobia”. I just made up that term. We live in a country where they're scared of women

May 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Masih Alinejad

Justice committee   Islamophobia”. It was an all-party report that was brought to the House of Commons. One of the recommendations they had was to establish uniform pan-Canadian guidelines and standards for the collection and handling of hate crime data and hate incident data, including efforts to standardize

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Tracey RamseyNDP

Foreign Affairs committee   are known in other countries too: Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. Islamophobia on that scale is a relatively new phenomenon in Poland. We can literally point to a moment in time when it skyrocketed. That was in the summer of 2015 during the so-called European refugee crisis. As we well

May 2nd, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Rafal Pankowski

Foreign Affairs committee   as well, neo-fascism. Yascha Mounk in previous witness testimony tried to argue against this. He said, well, it's not islamophobia, because Erdogan is one of the people we have to think about, and Erdogan is clearly not islamophobic. But I think that's a wrong way to think about

April 30th, 2019Committee meeting

Professor Jason Stanley

Justice committee   of participating in major public inquiries, intervening in landmark cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and providing advice to security agencies on engaging communities and promoting public safety. With the independently documented rise in racism and Islamophobia faced by our communities

May 9th, 2019Committee meeting

Mustafa Farooq