Alberta Human Rights Chief Faces Call for Resignation

The Chief of Alberta Human Rights Commission, Colin May, was asked to resign by Justice Minister, Tyler Shandro, following the chief’s “Islamophobic” comments made in 2009 resurfaced.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and 27 other community associations sent a letter to Minister Shandro on Monday asking for the chief’s resignation.

The calls for his resignation stems from his review of the book “Islamic Imperialism: A History on C2C Journal by Efriam Karsh” in 2009, which reemerged in July after a number of community members voiced their concerns to the NCCM. He was reported to have called Islam a “militaristic” religion.

NCCM’s Alberta advocacy officer, Said Omar, said several attempts were made to connect with May and they hoped he would learn and grow from his actions. Instead, “Mr May did not hold to his commitments, and unfortunately, this is where we’re at now”, he said.


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