To Combat Islamophobia, Charity Leaders Must Commit to Diversity & Inclusion

February 11, 2022 | “The elimination of Islamophobia is a societal obligation and a government responsibility, but it also … must be confronted by the charitable sector.

While most people think of Islamophobia in terms of ordinary individuals who may be passive receivers of socio-cultural messaging and narratives that foster mistrust and hatred of Muslims, this is not the only way it is manifested.

We have seen this recently with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and reports – by the University of Toronto Institute of Islamic Studies and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group – of prejudice and Islamophobia in its audit practices toward Muslim charities.

The prevention and elimination of Islamophobia is a societal obligation and a government responsibility, but it is also a problem that must be confronted by the charitable sector, which plays a key role in addressing and dismantling hate within communities.”

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