Throughout the years, the nation of Canada, as we are aware, became a land of immigration, a home to millions of people from different lands, ethnicities, cultures and religious beliefs. Every new comer that has settled in Canada in the last few hundred years and those who will settle in the future share one common name: “immigrants.”
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Samer Majzoub of the FMC-CMF with Barry Morgan on CJAD.
Islamaphobia following shooting in Calgary and Pepper Spraying in BC. GUEST: Samer Mazjoub – Chairman of the Canadian Muslim Forum
For members of Quebec’s Muslim communities, the debate over the Syrian refugees highlights the distrust of them they say has been deepening for years.
“We don’t ask for the security to be compromised, but to associate (terrorism) with the Syrian refugees is so much injustice,” said Samer Majzoub, president of the Canadian Muslim Forum in Montreal, which advocates for Muslim interests across Canada.
He said that Quebec appeared to have a higher level of distrust of its Muslims than other Canadian provinces, something he attributed to Quebec’s efforts to retain a distinct French culture in a mostly English-speaking country. Quebec has attempted to separate from the rest of Canada twice since 1980, arguing its laws, language and culture are unique.
“There is no doubt that the sentiment (of Islamophobia) here is felt much higher,” he said.
Samah Jabbari porte-parole du Forum Musulman Canadien (FMC-CMF) s’entretient avec Stéphane sur le port du Niqab aux cérémonies de citoyenneté.