Report

Islamophobia in Canada: Submission to the National Action Summit on Islamophobia

2021

Islamophobia in Canada: Submission to the National Action Summit on Islamophobia

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This report was published by Noor Cultural Centre & International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

In this analysis, Islamophobia is defined as: the unfounded fear and/or hatred of Muslims, or people perceived to be Muslim, leading to violence and discrimination at both interpersonal and structural levels.

Given this understanding of Islamophobia as systemic, often state-sponsored racism intertwined with other forms of systemic oppression, anti-Islamophobia should:

a) not be premised on the expansion of structurally racist and rights-abusive institutions, such as counter-terrorism and policing, but rather rectify the racism embedded with them; and

b) center the experiences, perspectives, and interests of those most affected by the intersections of Islamophobia with anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, ableism, anti-migrant discrimination, and/or economic marginalization.

The following sections of this report cover: 1) perceptions of Islam and Muslims in Canada; 2) Islamophobia in media; 3) the prevalence of Islamophobic hate incidents; 4) Islamophobia in counter-terrorism laws, policies, and practices; 5) Islamophobia in policing; 6) the impact of Islamophobic laws on Muslim women; and 7) recommendations for addressing Islamophobia in Canada.

Kanji, A., & McSorley, T. (2021). Islamophobia in Canada: Submission to the National Action Summit on Islamophobia. Noor Cultural Centre & International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.

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