Anti-Islam protest outside Toronto Mosque

Key details: 20/02/2017 from Qatar Assessment: On Friday (17/02/2017) in downtown Toronto where there were protesters outside a masjid who held banners pertaining to Islamophobic slogans as they call for a ban on Islam as Muslims entered their place of worship to practice their Friday prayer. This may be shocking for the Muslim community in Canada who expected empathy and support from non-Muslim Canadians, as it has only been two weeks since the Quebec masjid shooting that left six Muslims worshippers killed and several injured by Alexandre Bissonnette , an alt-right white supremacist Canadian of French national origin. However, it can be argued that the[…]

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Normandy: Priest Beheading

Key Details: 26/07/2016 Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded at least one other hostage in a church in the northern French region of Normandy on Tuesday before they were shot dead by French police, officials said. Location: in a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a southern suburb of Rouen located 128 kilometres north-west of Paris. Assailants were armed with knives. Tactic: slitting priest’s throat/ second victim seriously injured (“between life and death”). Hostages: two nuns and two churchgoers. Anti-terrorism investigators have been summoned in the case. French PM: “The whole of France and all Catholics are wounded. We will stand together,” he[…]

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