Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups


Canadian Muslims urge gov’t to act against hate groups

Following the murder of a caretaker at a Toronto mosque earlier this week, the head of a Muslim organization called for the government to do more to “eradicate this scourge” of white supremacism in Canada.

Mohamed-Aslim Zafis was stabbed to death Sept. 19 and a suspect is in custody.

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his condolences and said it was concerning the incident was tied to Neo-Nazism and Islamophobia, words must be followed by action, said National Council for Canadian Muslims (NCCM) Mustafa Farooq in an email to Anadolu Agency.

Zafis, 58, was outside the door of the International Muslim Organization of Toronto Mosque, keeping tabs on the number of worshippers entering in accord with health regulations concerning the coronavirus pandemic, when he was stabbed. A man who endorsed the views of an online neo-Nazi group has been charged with first-degree murder.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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