Why Multicultural Canada Isn’t Immune to Anti-Muslim Violence and Hate Crimes

People hold candles for victims of the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque, Montreal, Jan. 30, 2017 (The Canadian Press via AP by Ryan Remiorz).
People hold candles for victims of the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque, Montreal, Jan. 30, 2017 (The Canadian Press via AP by Ryan Remiorz).

The massacre at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday has taken a backseat to a news cycle dominated on the other side of the border by the turbulent start of Donald Trump’s presidency. The shooting, which killed six worshippers and injured 19 more, followed the implementation of Trump’s executive order to bar individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. In response to Trump’s travel ban, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to social media on Saturday to declare that Canada’s arms were open to any rejected refugees unable to enter the United States. The following evening, 27-year-old Alexandre […]

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