Posted October 19, 2018 12:19:16I am a Muslim.
I’ve never had an issue with this, but I know it’s a tough situation for many Muslims.
It’s also a problem for those who don’t have a religion.
For those of us who do, it’s important to know how to stay in touch with our community, said Shayma Ibrahim, executive director of the Alberta Muslim Women’s Association.
“There are people who are not necessarily Muslims who are very respectful of the religious aspects of their religion,” she said.
She added that many Muslim women have their own issues and don’t necessarily feel comfortable with being public about their faith.
“I think it’s also very important to understand that in the past, the Muslims did not take a position on things that were going on in the world, especially in Canada.
So I think it makes a lot of sense that we would be a little more respectful of others beliefs.”
She also said it’s not an issue for women in general.
“For most women in Canada, it was never a problem, I would say, because they weren’t really looking for that,” Ibrahim said.
But some of the Muslim women I spoke to had issues with the way the media has portrayed Islam and its teachings.
They said they are not alone, and that the media needs to stop portraying Islam in a negative light.
“When you see the negative portrayal of Islam, that makes you question, ‘Where am I?'”
Ibrahim said, “And if you’re a Muslim, it makes you think, ‘How am I going to get away with something like this?’
It’s just very scary.”
Ibrahim said the media is often quick to label people as terrorists.
“They have a very high profile on the news, and they will always label anybody as an extremist, whether they’re a Christian, whether it’s somebody in the Jewish community or a Muslim,” she added.
The Edmonton Muslim Association said it supports people who identify as Muslims.
“We are always open to listening to people, and if we can make some accommodations to them, that would be great,” said spokesperson Youssef Nasser.
“If they feel uncomfortable with their beliefs, we encourage them to share their story with us.
If they don’t feel comfortable, they can still be part of our community.”