Canada Hate Crimes Up 47% As Muslims, Jews and Black People Targeted

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The Guardian

  • Figures for 2017 mirror similar rise recorded in US
  • Hate crimes against Muslims double to 349

Hate crimes in Canada increased 47% in 2017, primarily targeting Muslims, Jews and black people, according to new figures released by the country’s statistical agency.


The biggest increase was in crimes targeting Muslims, Statistics Canada reported, in a year that saw a deadly mass shooting in a Quebec mosque, followed by a government motion to study Islamophobia that itself sparked anti-Muslim sentiment.

The spike mirrors an increase in hate crimes south of the border in the United States, where they rose in 2017 for the third consecutive year, according to the FBI.

“We were shocked by the numbers – and, at the same time, we weren’t,” said Ihsaan Gardee, the executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. “This increase didn’t occur in a vacuum.”

Canada is not immune to rhetoric coming from the United States, said Amira Elghawaby, a board member of the Anti-Hate Network advocacy group.

 

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