When the discussion turned to what strategies should be adopted by Muslim groups seeing to fight Islamophobia, my number-one tip was:
Avoid the subject of Israel.
Never mention it.
If the goal of your group is to promote the reputation of Islam in general terms in Canadian society, pretend the Middle East doesn’t exist.
Israel is ALL Muslims care about.
“Pretend the Middle East doesn’t exist?” They dress like they still live there!
If I am “Islamophobic” it is only because THEY have “Israel-mania.”
You just told Hugh Hefner to avoid talking about sex, and John Madden to steer clear of football.
If Muslims don’t like living in “Islamophobic” Canada, all they have to do is go back where they came from.
Simple solution that makes everyone happy.