National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) on Wednesday welcomed the City of Brampton’s unanimous endorsement of all of NCCM’s municipal summit recommendations
. The recommendation approved on Tuesday by Brampton City Council stated:
“That Council endorse the municipal recommendations as prepared by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) for the National Summit on Islamophobia, as distributed at the meeting; and
“That the motion be circulated to the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga and Town of Caledon.”
In the aftermath of the London, Ontario terror attack, the London Muslim community called for all three levels of government to take action in solving the challenge of Islamophobia. This call was immediately echoed by NCCM and hundreds of other organizations in Canada at the National Summit on Islamophobia
held earlier this year.
“Tackling Islamophobia in all of its forms requires a whole of government approach. This is a positive development and we call on other municipalities in Canada to follow suit. We thank [Brampton] Mayor Patrick Brown for initiating this motion and all of the councillors who supported taking this historic step,” said Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM.