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Jason Kenney during his interview yesterday. Image credit: David Climenhaga/Screenshot of CBC news video
David J. Climenhaga | With his offensive commentary from 2011 and 2015 ricocheting all over social media last night, Alberta’s premier needs to swallow his pride, admit he was wrong and apologize.
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Helyeh Doutaghi (left) and Ashley Courchene (right). Image credit: Doutaghi and Courchene/used with permission.
Helyeh Doutaghi, Ashley Courchene | The media cycles in which Islamophobic killings crowd out stories about Indigenous children's remains suggests competition among different groups of victims, despite shared root causes.
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Madiha Syed | When will my hijab be the symbol of peace it is meant to be rather than a target for hateful people?
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The London, Ontario vigil in memory of the Afzaal family. Image credit: Andrea Horwath/Used with permission.
Rick Salutin | Can you build a national identity around having no one national identity?
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Canadian flag at half-mast. Image credit: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr
Monia Mazigh | The core narrative remains untouched: Canada is a polite and compassionate country; we don't do these things at home; we are shocked by these acts of violence.
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Justin Trudeau attends a vigil for the Afzaal family. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Twitter.
Karl Nerenberg | In New Zealand the government set up a royal commission after a gunman shot 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, in March 2019. Canada should do the same.
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Hawa Y. Mire | There is no rationale or explanation good enough. There is no room for condolences without accountability and action.
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Man holds sign reading "United Against Islamophobia." Image credit: Felton Davis/Wikimedia Commons
Ehab Lotayef | It is only when the people lead that the politicians will follow. Now we need to keep pushing Canada's politicians to continue fighting against Islamophobia.
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Hassan Diab with his partner and child. Image: friendsofhassandiab.blogspot.ca
Monia Mazigh | From the moment Canadian professor Hassan Diab was arrested on ill-founded charges of terrorism, his life became collateral damage in a narrative that linked terrorism to Islam.
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Vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Quebec City, January 30, 2017. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Ehab Lotayef | As well as remembering the Quebec City mosque attack on January 29, 2017, we have to work to eliminate the root causes of what happened on that dark night, four years ago.
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Counter protesters contront group of Proud Boys. Image credit: Geoff Livingston/Flickr
Monia Mazigh | Anti-terrorism legislation is a politically motivated tool that governments use at the expense of vulnerable groups. Can it be used to address violence by white supremacists?
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Monia Mazigh | Last month, Quebec's Court of Appeal reduced Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonette's life sentence without parole from 40 years to 25 years.