Anti-Muslim sentiments are on the rise and more Muslims than ever before are experiencing some form of discrimination and are becoming victims of hate crime. This map is expected to encourage more Muslims to come forward and track their experiences because the National Council of Canadian Muslims says that hate crimes is perhaps one of the most under-reported crimes in Canada.
Muslims who believe they have faced a hate crime or incident can go to the group’s website to document the event, and will be contacted by the group to verify the nature of the incident.
The online map will differentiate between hate crimes and hate incidents. In Canada, hate crimes include advocating genocide, public incitement of hatred, willful promotion of hatred and mischief motivated by hate in relation to religious property.