Last week, an act of terror at a Quebec City mosque awoke Canadians to the danger posed by an increasing number of ultra-nationalist, right-wing groups and individuals. How could a 27-year-old man obtain semi-automatic weapons and what would lead him to commit such a heinous act of terror against Quebec Muslims?

While the mainstream media covered these events, very few outlets were willing to make link them to the highly-Islamophobic rhetoric coming out of mainstream political parties at both the provincial and federal levels. Even further off their radar was the role that right-wing, nationalist, Islamophobic, intolerant, sexist and misogynistic commentators have played in creating and sustaining an environment under which right-wing extremism has been allowed to implant itself in Quebec society.

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My latest article on Ricochet Media deals with the rise of right wing extremism in Quebec. The Parti Québécois, the…

Posted by Alex Tyrrell on Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

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