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 Radio TADAMON! 
 
 Interview
 May Hayder Al-Hidaya Association, Indu Vashist
 Stefan Christoff  
 For non-profit use only.
Radio Tadamon! re-explores the current debate on '˜Reasonable Accommodation'™ in Quebec with a series of interviews with community organizers in Montreal on growing racism in Quebec...
In Canada, a state commission on "Reasonable Accommodation" regarding the rights of minorities and new immigrants in Quebec has created a storm of controversy.

This edition of Radio Tadamon! features Indu Vashist, a community organizer in Montreal and May Hayder of Al-Hidaya Association presenting alternative perspectives on '˜Reasonable Accommodation'™ to the government sponsored commission.

State-sponsored hearings began last week and will end in late November 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, after touring the province. Islam has been at the center of the political storm, as the rights of Muslim women are being fiercely debated throughout Quebec by non-Muslims, in the context of a series of state sponsored hearings.

"Reasonable Accommodation" toward new immigrants, has emerged as a buzz phrase in Canadian politics surrounding this Quebec debate. At the ongoing commission multiple citizens are speaking directly against the idea of accommodating religious minorities.

Quebec's debate surrounding minority rights made international headlines this past year, when the town of Herouxville passed a municipal code, which informed immigrants that, quote, "the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here," including Islamic practices like the Hijab.

Government sponsored hearings on the rights of new immigrants in Quebec will continue until the end of November, at which time the commission will land in Montreal, where counter activities are being organized.

* Radio Tadamon! is produced by the Tadamon! collective, a group of social justice activists working to build ties of solidarity between movements for social / economic justice in the Middle East / Montreal, while organizing within the Diaspora community of Montreal.

* For more information on Tadamon! visit: <a href="http://tadamon.resist.ca">tadamon.resist.ca </a>

 Islam: Facing Racism in Quebec Download Program Podcast
00:14:06 English 2007-10-15
 Montreal, Quebec
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