Canada wanted to set a prime example for the rest of the world that it was indeed not like the United States. In doing so the Ontario province saw nearly 12,000 refugees move in.
Now… they’re beginning to feel the weight of that pressure and that influx of those with different, sometimes radically different, ways of life than they’re used to.
A recent survey was conducted in the Ontario province to see how native Canadians were enjoying the changes. Turns out, they’re not exactly loving it.
Not too surprisingly, Canadian officials are choosing to see that the survey suggests an increase in local Islamophobia instead of seeing it for what it is; their own countrymen crying out. “There is an epidemic of Islamophobia in Ontario. Only a third of Ontarians have a positive impression of the religion and more than half feel its mainstream doctrines promote violence (an anomaly compared to other religions),” the survey said.
Unbelievable — I guess politics suck anywhere you go.
The survey was funded by the province and the city of Toronto as part of a joint educational campaign “to address xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments.”
While 60 percent of Ontarians say they initially supported the decision to import Syrian refugees, 75 percent now say Muslim immigrants hold fundamentally different values and a majority now say Islam’s mainstream doctrines promote violence. Only one-third of those in the region have a positive impression of the religion.
Three-quarters of Ontarians wish their country would focus on taking care of its own citizens instead of devoting resources to foreign refugees.
A majority of Ontarians — 53 percent — say Canada should only accept immigrants from countries with similar values as their own and 74 percent say Canada needs to be more strict about the immigrants it accepts into the country.