Here in Canada, we like to believe that we are a welcoming people, kind and generous to anyone who shows up on our doorstep. Today’s guest challenges that assumption.
Graeme Truelove’s book Un-Canadian: Islamophobia in the True North looks specifically at our treatment and attitudes towards Muslims. The book looks further back, and demonstrates that our treatment of Muslims isn’t all that different than our treatment of other people of non-white heritage throughout our history.
He talked with Victoria Fenner about what those myths are, and also a couple of excerpts from the book, with permission of the publisher, Nightwood Editions.
Thank you to Edward Moll for reading.
Read another excerpt from UnCanadian: Islamophobia in the True North on rabble.ca.
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