- In aftermath of the IMO killing, organizations demand a national action plan to dismantle Canada’s 300 xenophobic alt-right and white supremacist organizations
Our communities are still reeling from the incident that took place this September 12, 2020. On that day, a member of the Canadian community, Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, was ruthlessly killed in front of the IMO Mosque in Toronto by an individual with apparent links to a disturbing brand of neo-Nazism. This attack did not occur in isolation.
Today, NCCM is joining leading civil rights, anti-racism, and civil liberties organizations in an open letter to the Prime Minister and to all opposition leaders. The open letter calls for bipartisan action in developing a national action strategy to dismantle and dissolve active and militarized white supremacist groups in Canada:
Our call today is to all federal leaders to take action now. Canadians should never have to fear another killing at the hands of organized white supremacist, neo-Nazi, or Islamophobic organizations.
Below are the following signatories, and they are available for comment:
The National Council of Canadian Muslims
The World Sikh Organization
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
The Canadian Anti-Hate Network
The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Labour Congress
The Alberta Federation of Labour
The Canadian Union of Public Employees
The Coalition Against White Supremacy & Islamophobia
The Canadian Federation of Students
The Black and Indigenous Alliance Alberta
Baha’i Community of Canada.
The Living Interfaith Sanctuary
The NJUP Coalition
The Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism
Network for Research on Right-wing Extremism in the CAF
The NCCM is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that is a leading voice for Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights.
Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM, firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-406-2525