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Quebec City: Watershed Event and Anti-Muslim Sentiment

quebec city: It was a watershed event in how it represents the infiltration of radical right-wing ideas in a violent form as we've also seen in the U.S. and Europe, said James Ellis, project lead at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society, according to CTV. It was a crystallization of Islamophobia in Quebec and beyond, he told in an interview, adding that there have been growing concerns about a rise in hate crimes directed towards Muslims in Quebec and a general undercurrent of anti-Muslim sentiment. A shooting at a mosque outside Quebec City on Jan. 29 killed six people and injured 19, making it the second-most deadly right-wing act of terrorism behind the Air India bombing in 1985. Civil liberties advocates have challenged the constitutionality of Quebec's ban on face coverings -- which was temporarily struck down on Dec. 1 -- and decried the July vote of a small town outside Quebec City that prohibited a Muslim cemetery. The patterns we are seeing throughout the U.S. know no border. Canada far from isolated Ellis, who was previously the manager for the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism a non-profit funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security said the threat of right-wing violent extremism has been largely ignored in Canada. ( As reported in the news.