TheStar: What it’s like to be Muslim in the GTA

By BEN SPURR Staff Reporter
NOOR JAVED News reporter

The diversity of Muslims in the GTA is vast, as is their experience. With the issues surrounding terrorism, niqabs and religious accommodations on the rise, it seems as if Muslims are constantly in the spotlight.

Now, members of the 450,000-strong Muslim community in the GTA — the largest in Canada — are asking their neighbours to hear them out.

The Star talked to Muslims across the GTA about discrimination, their hopes and fears for the future, and all of the things that make them inherently Torontonian (here’s a clue: they hate the traffic and worry about the Blue Jays bullpen).

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