Should Jan. 29 be set aside to combat Islamophobia?
That day — tomorrow — is the first anniversary of the mass murder at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Six Muslims were killed in this hate crime.
Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders in Canada would like to take a stand against intolerance and see Jan. 29th declared a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.
A recent Forum Poll suggests that many Canadians are against this.
Forum Research polled 1,408 Canadian voters and found half (49%) disapproved of designating such a day. Almost 40% disapproved strongly.
Approval came from only 17% of those polled; strong approval was noted among 7%.
The same number — 7% — say they don’t know, while fully a quarter (26%) neither approve nor disapprove. [Toronto Sun] Read more