Mosques in Limoilou, Ste-Foy, and Quebec City proper were targeted with message “Islam out of my country” by an anti-Islamization youth movement ‘Quebec Identitaire’ which originated in France as ‘Generation Identitaire’ and is rapidly spreading through Europe.
CBC Three Quebec City mosques were the target of anti-Islam messages over the weekend. Signs reading “Islam hors de chez moi” — Islam out of my country — were posted on each of the mosques’ front doors.
A mosque in the Limoilou neighbourhood, the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec City in Ste-Foy and the capital city mosque in Quebec City proper were targeted. A group named Québec Identitaire (See the original ‘Generation Identitaire’ video below) seemingly has taken credit for the posters. The group’s name was written on the posters.
Khalil Bahji, who has been attending the Limoilou mosque since 2007, said he and his fellow congregation members are saddened by the attack. He said the members of the surrounding community are also disappointed, adding that they have been supportive in the past. (Not any more)
We thought about moving to another place when our lease was about to end, Bahji told CBC Daybreak on Monday. (How about Saudi Arabia?)
He told host Mike Finnerty that a member of the community approached members of the mosque and asked why they wanted to leave and whether the neighbours had done anything to make them feel unwelcome.
“This action doesn’t reflect the real opinion of the people who surround the mosque,” Bahji said. (Yes, it does!)
An administrator at another mosque said they have handed over a security tape to police showing two people putting up signs on their door.
The administrator told Radio-Canada that he believed they were isolated incidents and that he wasn’t worried, shrugging it off as an unfortunate incident of cultural ignorance. (Au contraire! People are finally getting educated about how dangerous Islam is to Canada)
The National Council of Canadian Muslims condemned the attacks. (Canada’s version of Hamas-linked CAIR)
“While these types of acts are hurtful, Canadian Muslims know they do not represent the views of the vast majority of their fellow citizens. (Yes, they do. Get used to it) We call on authorities to investigate these incidents as hate crimes so that a clear message is sent that these acts have no place in our communities,” said NCCM executive director Ihsaan Gardee in a written statement.