8:31 - January 01, 2017
News ID: 3461826
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A new survey with regard to Canadian attitudes toward the Muslim community shows that a slight majority sees them as partners in the fight against radicalization, and not part of the problem.

Canadian Muslim Community Partners in Fight against Radicalization

The survey was conducted by the Angus Reid Institute for Postmedia and the Laurier Institution (think tank) and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.

When Canadians were asked how they view the Muslim community and its leaders in light of those tragedies, 58 percent said the community and leaders were partners in fighting radicalization, while 42 percent felt the community was part of the problem.

However, the survey also shows a distinct desire for the Muslim leaders in Canada to do more to denounce acts of terrorism.

Two domestic attacks, the Parliament Hill shooting, and a hit-and-run vehicle killing of a soldier were identified by police as being motivated by violent political ideology related to extremism.

Source: Islamic News

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