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FATAH: ‘Hinduphobia’ at an Islamic Centre?

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While legislators in Ontario were bending over backward last week, flaunting their ‘anti-Islamophobia’ credentials, an Islamic Centre in Toronto was facing accusations of ‘Hinduphobia’ from the largely apolitical community of Hindu Canadians.

Their angst was directed at the Noor Cultural Centre that was hosting an event titled “Dalit and Muslim persecution in India,” days before India went to the polls to pass verdict on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Had the Noor Cultural Centre, which doubles as a mosque, featured speakers from both sides of the Indian political divide, allegations of ‘Hinduphobia’ or anti-India hate would have had no foundation. However, both invited speakers made no secret of their hostility towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the BJP.

In its wisdom the Noor Centre not only restricted the speakers to those who bashed segments of Indian society, but they also........

© Toronto Sun