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Muslim community in Montreal holds open house to help dispel misconceptions – Montreal

Members of Muslim communities in the Montreal area held an open house Saturday to help dispel misconceptions about the religion and the community. The aim, say organizers of the event at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at in Laval, was to have an honest and open dialogue with Muslims and non-Muslims alike …

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‘Emotions are very raw:’ Trying to ease Montreal tensions amid Israel-Hamas conflict

Shaheen Ashraf says she’s very worried about the escalation of violence in Montreal and warns that tensions related to the Israel-Hamas conflict need to be tempered. “Oh my god,” she exclaimed. “You know, provocations and then retaliation and then re-provocations and re-retaliations. It’s not good.” On Thursday, bullet holes were …

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‘It’s pretty scary’: Victim in suspected hate-motivated TTC assault speaks out – Toronto

A Muslim woman who was threatened with a knife on the TTC in a suspected hate-motivated assault last week said she is still shaken by what she experienced. “It’s pretty scary,” the woman said. She spoke with Global News on the condition of anonymity out of fear for her safety. …

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Durham Region students saddened after Qur’an desecrated at local school

Students and Muslims in Durham Region, and across the country are devastated after an act of Islamophobia at a local school. It happened in Courtice, Ont., where community leaders say a group of boys contributed in disrespecting and destroying a Qur’an during an education class about the religion. The act …

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Muslim community in B.C. calls for concrete action to address Islamophobia

WARNING: This story includes details of hate crimes, racism and Islamophobia, and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone who has. At a public hearing in Vancouver this week, members of B.C.’s Muslim community called for more concrete action to address Islamophobia in the province and across the country. On …

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