The Canadian Navy in Halifax is a little too comfortable a place for racists, Islamophobes and xenophobes. First the Proud Boys, now that tattoo guy. You have to wonder what’s going on.
That Navy guy with an Islamophobic tattoo must remove it, but he will not receive any punishment because he had no ill-intent, a Canadian Armed Forces spokesperson tells us. That no co-workers or superiors ever formally questioned a tattoo that Muslim colleagues and others would consider hurtful is concerning.
Angela Bowden went to the NCA counter rally in Halifax this Saturday, and she has some questions for the police. “The facts are that while the soldiers of Odin and NCA take up as much space as they please, our sons cannot walk in a group larger than three without the police taking their threat to public safety serious enough to street check them,” she writes.
An effort by white supremacist members of the National Citizens Alliance (NCA) to spout their hate speech in downtown Halifax this afternoon was unsuccessful.
Halifax Against Hate, a Facebook group that monitors the rise of hate groups in the city and the province, is calling on Haligonians to join a counter demo when the National Citizens Alliance holds a public rally at the Grand Parade this Saturday afternoon, June 21.
The man photographed at a local Tim Hortons sporting a sizable Islamophobic tattoo is indeed a member of the Canadian Navy, a Navy spokesperson confirmed late this afternoon..
A member of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) observed at a local Tim Horton’s sporting a large Islamophobic tattoo on his forearm has been identified and is now being investigated by the RCN chain of command.
The white supremacist National Citizens Alliance (NCA) continues to make efforts to get established in Nova Scotia after earlier attempts failed miserably.
Halifax activist Masuma Asad Khan, whose name means Innocent Lion Warrior, talks about pursuing a path of activism and challenging stereotypes, and the terrible racism she encounters every step on her way as a result.
I went to a timely rally in support of migrant rights and against racism and Islamophobia. The event was organized by a broad coalition of social justice and anti-racism groups, and there is much more to come.