Muslim women report spike in harassment, discrimination since Bill 21 tabled

There has been a sharp increase in harassment directed at Muslim women in Quebec since the province tabled draft legislation to ban religious symbols in parts of the civil service, according to a women’s advocacy group.

Justice Femme, a Montreal organization that offers legal and psychological support to women, said it received more than 40 calls from women who wear the hijab after Bill 21 was tabled in late March.

The women reported a wide range of incidents, from aggressive comments to physical violence.

Odd, none of these incidents are independently verified. I guess we’ll just have to take their word for it.