The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council hopes adopting a new Charter for Inclusive Communities will head off anti-Muslim sentiments that appear to have jumped north of the border after the U.S. election.

"There's a real, sort of, concern that rhetoric will spill over, and already we have seen a number of incidents," said Sarah Shafiq, community-at-large member with the council and member of the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW.

"Islamophobia, it's a huge industry," Shafiq told The Morning Edition's host Craig Norris on Wednesday.

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