TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation
(CRRF) is deeply concerned about the increase in racial incidents in
the National Capital Region. The most recent incident took place early
Friday when staff at the Outaouais Islamic Centre in Gatineau
discovered spray-painted obscene references to Islam and Arabs on the
outside walls and doors of the mosque.
At a time when the CRRF is working with a large number of inter-faith
organizations to promote harmony, belonging and better understanding of
all communities in Canada, the recent incident demonstrates the need to
stand together against Islamophobia and all other forms and
manifestations of hatred.
"We urge the Gatineau Police to treat the latest act of vandalism as
hate crime. There is no room for hate in our society," said Ayman
Al-Yassini, Executive Director of the CRRF.
SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation
For further information:
Ayman Al-Yassini, 416-952-4476 or 647 403-8526 (cell)