Placating words can’t sweep away Canada’s rampant gendered Islamophobia
It is time for Canadian leaders to end the political clown show that takes marginalized communities as fools and seeks to pacify us through crocodile tears and empty gestures.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured speaking to Mayor Ed Holder, arrives at the London Muslim Mosque on June 8 for a vigil in memory of the four members of the Afzaal family killed in a targeted attack on June 6. As a young Muslim woman in politics, Arezoo Najibzadeh writes that she witnessed firsthand the Islamophobic ideology and behaviour rampant in our political culture and on Parliament Hill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC