Montreal: Muslim community calls Yves Francoeur’s comments ‘Islamophobic’

Yves Francoeur, the head of the Montreal police union, has backpedalled after making comments on Monday about the city’s “multi-ethnic character” and its relationship to radicalized Muslims.

Canadian Muslim Forum president Samer Majzoub called Francoeur out on CBC Daybreak on Tuesday morning, telling host Ainslie MacLellan that the union head’s explanation of his comments didn’t cut it.

“It’s a very, extremely Islamophobic statement,” Majzoub said on Tuesday.

He later put out a news release intended to clarify his comments. In the release, he said Montreal’s cultural diversity was not a problem in and of itself, but that it was an important facet for police to consider…

Majzoub said he wasn’t satisfied by Francoeur’s statement.

He said it’s unfortunate, because Montreal Muslim community and the police have an otherwise good relationship.

“When you start targeting people in particular, whether it’s because of their skin colour or religion or culture, it only complicates matters. I don’t think this is really facilitating the co-operation between the police and the Muslim community, or any other community,” Majzoub said.

See earlier: Yves Francoeur, Montreal police union boss, says ‘multi-ethnic’ population a risk to officers

  • Martin Luffa

    It’s nice to see that Harbi-Kafirs are dominating that CBC comment section

  • Blacksmith

    The only way he could satisfy the muzz scum were if he were to convert and them self detonate.

    • Frau Katze

      It would seem that way.

  • Alain

    Lacking the courage to defend his position, which is easy to do, he chose to cave in to the bullying. Disgusting.

  • Minicapt

    It looks like the Montreal Police have been demonstrating excessive ‘care and concern’ for their sore-abused Mohammedan clientele.