Hundreds of Canadian Muslim Women Protest for Protection

An alarming series of attacks targeting Canadian Muslim women.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, EDMONTON — Just days after two Muslim women were attacked in St. Albert, hundreds of people attend an anti-hate rally at Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton, Canada. Organizers called on Edmonton residents to gather and demand action to protect Muslim women.

Attack on St. Albert is the latest in a series of worrying incidents. These included another attack on a woman wearing a headscarf in downtown Edmonton.

The attacks focus on targeting Muslim women. Quoted from the page CBC, Sunday (27/6), fun “Make our streets safe” sounded from the stage as the speaker addressed the crowd. People come from various backgrounds.

One activist, Ahmed Ali, told the crowd that he hoped the move would help heal those who had been attacked. They should not come together to fight hatred.

“It’s not good for my older sister who has to worry about walking outside and deciding what color hijab to wear so it doesn’t stand out,” said Ali.

Alberta’s Canadian Muslim National Council (NCCM) representative, Amira Shousha, said extra precautions and security were being taken to ensure the safety of attendees and rally attendees. “It’s sad that we even have to have police officers and peacekeepers here to make sure the people who want to speak out against injustice are (protected),” Shousha said.

Shousha said the NCCM would like to see a committee formed to tackle Islamophobia.

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