Who Are the Groups Behind Canada's Anti-Islam Rallies? - 2017-06-27
For a long time, Canada has been known as a left-wing bastion resistant to the siren song of the far-right.
Even when we had a decade of rule by a Conservative government Canada was viewed as this wonderful, albeit cold, land of tolerance. Now, if you live in Canada, you'll know that's not exactly the case (nor was it ever). Nothing showcases this more than the recent wave of anti-Islamism, which now sees protest rallies against an entire religion popping up on a weekly basis.
It's always the same—in one of the province's major cities a group has shown up to preach to the crowd in regards to the threat that the Muslim community poses to Canada either by radical Islamic terrorism, creeping Sharia, M-103, or what have you. While the catalyst for the rally may change, the focus remains consistent—pure, unadulterated anti-Islamism that has been born out of a fear of Islamic terrorism or hatred of the other.