Editor in Chief
After the escalation of attacks against Muslims in Canada in the recent years that followed President Trump’s assumption of power in the southern neighbor, and hate organizations and anti-Islam breathed a sigh of relief in both the United States and Canada,
Muslims should think carefully about finding solutions and confronting Islamophobia, each according to his understanding, in his community and his close circle, and not waiting for ready-made solutions from the government or Islamic organizations and leaders of the Arab community in Canada.
Our duty as Muslims is to confront the problem as first-class citizens of those countries and not as refugees or second-class citizens.
Our isolation in our private societies, lack of openness to the larger society, and our isolation from our surroundings are among the most important reasons that widen the rift between us and others.
(In a manner that does not conflict with our religion, values and customs) Being citizens like us.
Integration is for your neighbor to feel safe, secure and happy because you are his neighbor, and to be honest in your dealings with others.
And integration is to work to serve your new country, which gave you what your country of origin did not give you, embraced you and gave you a second chance in life.
To work, build and strive, to build your family first and serve your community second.
Our Islamic religion has made it obligatory on us to fulfill and repay the credit twice as much, and let us convey the true picture of our morals that we have learned from our true religion.
With our morals and success in work, we will reflect the wonderful and bright image of our religion, and the rug will be pulled from under the advocates of Islamophobia and hostility to immigrants.
We are partners in rejecting hatred and fear of Islam, and we have to prove the falsehood of those who accuse us of terrorism, and our mission starts from our homes by teaching our children to love the country that embraced them and to be good citizens so that their society can be proud of them.
Community service begins with volunteering, hard work, and active participation in the development of the society in which we live and work to serve it.
Then we will not find anyone who talks about Islamophobia or even those who question our patriotism.