lundi 30 janvier 2017

Québec victime du terrorisme (New York Times)

Les événements d'hier soir ont obtenu une importante couverture aux États-Unis et suscité bien des réactions dans certaines grandes villes américaines. Le maire De Blasio de New York a augmenté la sécurité autour des mosquées de sa ville. L'article souligne également que la communauté musulmane canadienne est victime d'un plus grand nombre d'incidents regrettables depuis quelques mois.

 "Canada’s warm embrace of Syrian refugees has won the country accolades at home and abroad, but is not without its domestic opponents. A survey in Ontario last summer found that while there was widespread support for accepting the refugees, only a third of respondents had a positive impression of Islam, and more than half felt its mainstream doctrines promoted violence.

Anti-Muslim incidents have been on the rise in Canada, with several minor incidents reported in Quebec during the past year.%% A Montreal mosque and a Sept-Îles Muslim community center were slightly damaged in separate arson attempts in December, and the head of the Association of Muslims and Arabs for a Secular Quebec received online death threats the month before.

The increasing tension led a member of Parliament, Iqra Khalid, to put forward a motion in the national House of Commons in December calling on the government to condemn Islamophobia and request a study on how the government could combat the trend. The motion will probably be voted on when the House returns to session this week."

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