A new mobile app has been launched to combat Islamophobia amid a spike in hate crimes across Canada since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. The app is called Islamophobia-Motivated Incident Reporting Tool to create a safer community. The app has been launched against the backdrop of increasing violent Islamophobic incidents across the country.
The app has been created in collaboration with the National Council of Canadian Muslims with the help of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Imam Ibrahim Hindi of Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Center said that through this app the Muslim community can report incidents of violence against Muslims and provide help and support. Amira Elgawabi, who fights Islamophobia, responded that it is a good step. They are victims of hatred, including the Muslim community. It is not always easy and comfortable to report any incident to the police. So Amira says that such an app will help in fighting violence.