Andrew Lawton writes:
With the announcement from Statistics Canada that police-reported hate crimes against Muslims increased in 2015 — the most recent year for which data is available — many are responding, perhaps predictably, as though there is an epidemic of hate in Canada. (…)
Discussing racial and prejudicial realities is important, but in a country of over 36 million, 159 incidents hardly speaks to a broader narrative.
Hate crimes against Catholics rose by 57 per cent — yet no one is talking about them. Where’s the parliamentary motion to condemn Catholiphobia? I haven’t seen the Archbishop of Toronto call for policy changes, either.
Catholicism lacks the grievance industry driving the narrative that Muslims are Canada’s most persecuted group.