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Media Portrayals: Quebec Mosque and Islamic Faith

media portrayals: THE CANADIAN PRESS By Amira Elghawaby Asma Maryam Ali Fri., July 21, 2017 Through disproportionate negative media portrayals, along with the despicable rise of terrorism, the Islamic faith is constantly under scrutiny; it is everyone's to inspect, analyze, and judge, according to Toronto Star. This has led to the unfortunate reality that ordinary citizens seem to believe Muslims in Canada should not have the same rights as everyone else. A package containing a defaced Qur'an and a note expressing hate toward a Muslim cemetery project has stoked renewed fears at a Quebec mosque where six men were killed in January, the mosque's secretary general said Wednesday. The most recent, disturbing example, is the decision by a small group of residents in a Quebec community who voted by a small margin to prevent the local Muslim community from establishing their own cemetery to bury their loved ones. The 13th to 19th century Spanish Inquisition represents a disturbing chapter that illustrates why it is so critical to protect religious freedom, even for populations whose traditions may be unpopular. Although the contexts are vastly different, it is nonetheless instructive to go back in history to understand how such trends can negatively impact on the ability religious communities to practice their faith. ( As reported in the news.