Progressive Muslims group launched in Toronto to reclaim 'hijacked' faith
Progressive Muslims are denouncing the violent extremism wrongly associated with Islam. But there remains a reticence to speak out amongst some Muslims.
Tahir Gora shouts into a microphone, cuing a response from the sparse group of supporters gathered with him at the steps of Queen's Park.
"Terrorism," he yells.
"Unacceptable!" they reply.
Their voices carry across the grassy Legislature grounds that are, with the exception of a few bike cops and pedestrians, deserted. A stack of unused signs, their slogans reading "Hate is not my religion" and "Love it or leave my Canada," lean up against a nearby pole.
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