News 20 april — 17:55

Anti-Muslim sentiment growing in Canadian cities

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An imam in Canada said Wednesday he has received a death threat and another that called for the burning down of a mosque near Toronto, Global News reported.

And in the capital of Ottawa a “hateful” note was found inserted into the door of the Islamic Care Centre on Wednesday, the same day a fire broke out at the side of the building.

Imam Ibrahim Hindy said an email threatening his life was accompanied by a picture of men being hanged, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported.

Hindy is a member of a school board’s multi-faith group in Mississauga, a city just outside of Toronto.

Last month, a board meeting was the focus of a violent demonstration against a school allowing Muslim students to pray on Fridays. Pages of the Quran were torn and strewn on the floor by one man during the meeting.

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