Liberals: Muslims were murdered in hate crimes, propose task force against Islamophobia. HT : CIJNews.
“WHEREAS the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau has repeatedly declared he is ‘deeply disturbed’ by the increasing Islamophobia in Canada, and joining governments from around the world in condemning such heinous acts towards Muslim communities;
“BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada strike a Task Force for the Elimination of All Forms of Islamophobia;
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the recommendations of the Task Force be forwarded to the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Cabinet and all MPs to be used as the Government of Canada’s strategic vision to eliminate all forms of discrimination and hatred.”
Ontario Liberals did not provided any details about their claim that at least two Canadian Muslims were murdered in Canada in 2015 because of Islamophobia.
According to Statistics Canada, Canadian Jews who comprise 1% of the population were the most targeted minority group in Canada, 8 times more likely to be the victims of a hate crime than Canadian Muslims. In 2013, Canadian Muslims were victims of 6.2 hate crime incidents per 100,000 people but Canadian Jews were the victims of 54.9 incidents per 100,000 people.According to B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish human rights group which tracks anti-Semitic incidents in the country, 2014 was the worst year for hate crimes since 1982, the year they began recording the data, with 1627 incidents (or a 28% increase over the numbers from 2013). “This means that the Jewish community is not only disproportionately targeted, but also that anti-Semitism is a growing problem in Canada.”
On March 18, 2016, Toronto Police issued its 2015 Annual Hate/Bias Crime Statistical Report which again listed the Jewish community as the most targeted group for hate crimes, followed by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community.
“The Jewish community was the most victimized group for mischief to property occurrences, while the LGBTQ community was the most victimized group for assault occurrences” the report said. Read the full story here.