We tend to be smug about the benignity of Canada, particularly when compared to our American neighbour. trump announces a travel ban on Muslims and days later Muslims get murdered in Ste Foy. The population that I serve is 30-40 percent Muslim-the very natural and real fears expressed by them in the aftermath of January 29, still resonate. In all my conversations with my Muslim brothers and sisters, and in particular my Hijabi sisters, I ask them about safety, recent macro/micro aggressions and plead with them to be vigilant-not to walk alone, have a safety plan. Although I am a proud new Muslim (Shahada 2010) I am protected by my Asian-ness. Many Sisters are not…

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