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Anti-Racism and Civil Liberties Organizations Call For National Action To Dismantle Domestic White Supremacist Organizations

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The BC Civil Liberties Association joins the National Council of Canadian Muslims and other civil rights, anti-racism, and civil liberties organizations in an open letter calling for bipartisan federal action in developing a national action strategy to dismantle and dissolve active and militarized white supremacist groups in Canada.

On September 12, 2020, Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, was ruthlessly killed in front of the IMO Mosque in Toronto by an individual with apparent links to a disturbing brand of neo-Nazism. This attack did not occur in isolation. There are at least 300 known xenophobic alt-right and white supremacist organizations that are threatening democratic and equality rights in Canada. Our joint call today is to all federal leaders to take action now. Canadians should never have to fear another killing at the hands of organized white supremacist, neo-Nazi, or Islamophobic organizations.

Read the open letter in English and French here.