The Council of Canadians has endorsed an upcoming National Day of Action against Islamophobia and White Supremacy.
Islamophobia refers to fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims. There are about 1.6 billion followers of Islam globally, that's almost a quarter of the world's population.
And Salon magazine explains, "White nationalism (and its ideological companion 'white supremacy') is an inherently racist, violent and regressive ideology that’s prefaced on a belief in the racial and cultural superiority of 'white' or 'European-American' civilization. In the United States, white nationalists circulate old stereotypes about 'black crime', 'urban violence' and 'black poverty', presenting black people as victims of their own 'bad culture' rather than institutional white racism."