Rabat - In a move to reject Islamophobia, a number of Canadians collected over $52,000 for the Muslim woman who was a victim of discrimination.
Rabat – In a move to reject Islamophobia, a number of Canadians collected over $52,000 for the Muslim woman who was a victim of discrimination.
Rania El Alloul (pictured), a Muslim Canadian woman from Montreal was denied access to the Canadian legal system because she was wearing the Islamic veil.
The single mother of three, who emigrated to Canada from Kuwait twelve years ago, went to a court in the Quebec province because her car was impounded by Quebec’s automobile insurance board when her son was caught driving with a suspended driving license.
Little did she know however, a provincial judge told her that she would not hear her case until she removes her Hijab (head scarf).
As soon as the news made it to several Canadian media outlets, Nouman Ahmad of Toronto and Rayan Rafay of Vancouver set an online campaign on fundraising website GoFundMe to raise funds for Rania to purchase a new vehicle.
Their initial goal was set at $20,000. However, the goal was met in only one day, and more than $50,000 has been raised.
Moved by Rania’s story and the fact that their country’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms was being compromised, many Canadians throughout the North American country donated to the campaign. Others, including prominent politicians such as the conservative Canadian Prime Minister, have voiced their dismay to the judge’s decision not to hear Rania’s case.