Canada’s Leading Anti-Racism and Civil Liberties Groups Call For National Action To Dismantle White Supremacist Organizations

  • In aftermath of the IMO killing, organizations demand a national action plan to dismantle Canada’s 300 xenophobic alt-right and white supremacist organizations

Our communities are still reeling from the incident that took place this September 12, 2020. On that day, a member of the Canadian community, Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, was ruthlessly killed in front of the IMO Mosque in Toronto by an individual with apparent links to a disturbing brand of neo-Nazism. This attack did not occur in isolation.

Today, NCCM is joining leading civil rights, anti-racism, and civil liberties organizations in an open letter to the Prime Minister and to all opposition leaders. The open letter calls for bipartisan action in developing a national action strategy to dismantle and dissolve active and militarized white supremacist groups in Canada:

Our call today is to all federal leaders to take action now. Canadians should never have to fear another killing at the hands of organized white supremacist, neo-Nazi, or Islamophobic organizations.

Below are the following signatories, and they are available for comment:

The National Council of Canadian Muslims

The World Sikh Organization

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

The Canadian Anti-Hate Network

Amnesty International

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

The Canadian Labour Congress

The Alberta Federation of Labour

The Canadian Union of Public Employees

The Coalition Against White Supremacy & Islamophobia

The Canadian Federation of Students

The Black and Indigenous Alliance Alberta

Baha’i Community of Canada.

The Living Interfaith Sanctuary

The NJUP Coalition

The Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism

Network for Research on Right-wing Extremism in the CAF

The NCCM is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that is a leading voice for Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights.  



Mustafa Farooq, CEO of NCCM,, 613-406-2525