Canada, your Islamophobia is showing - 2019-04-17
The resurgence in the last few years of far-right forces across the so-called Western world should alarm everyone, but it's no surprise that so much of the dehumanizing War on Terror language about Muslims and Islam has become a part of the white supremacist and white nationalist world view.
As far-right politicians have gained power in Europe and the Americas, they have been largely united in their antipathy toward Muslims, particularly refugees fleeing instability and violence in the Middle East and North Africa.
Anti-immigrant attitudes were key to the "Leave" side winning the Brexit vote in 2016, with right-wing leader Nigel Farage parading a billboard around the country that depicted a long line of refugees as a threat pushing Britain toward its "breaking point."
And the same U.S. president who said "some very fine people" were among the fascists marching in Charlottesville continues to maintain a Muslim ban.