Islamophobia ‘has no place’ in Canada, says Trudeau


(Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday condemned an attack against a mosque in the city of Mississauga in Ontario province, which is being probed as a hate crime and which rights advocates described as being part of a rise in Islamophobia.

Police said someone threw two rocks through the window of a Mississauga mosque on Sunday, on the eve of the anniversary of a mosque attack in Quebec city that killed six people in 2017. CBC News said no one was injured in the incident.

“Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities,” Trudeau said on X, formerly called Twitter..

“The attack against a Mississauga mosque earlier this week – on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia – is cowardly, disturbing, and unacceptable. I condemn it in the strongest terms possible,” he said.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims said the attack was “part of an alarming rise in Islamophobic hate across the country.”

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