Racist Posters Targeting Muslims In Pitt Meadows Spark Controversy

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Flyers circulated a park in Pitt Meadows this week asking owners to keep their dogs away from Muslims.

The flyers read “Please be courteous to your Muslim neighbors, many Muslims live in this area and dogs are considered filthy in Islam. Please keep your dogs on a leash and away from the Muslims who live in this community.”

Several residents in the area brought the flyers to city hall because the city logo appeared on them.

Who Created The Racist Posters?

Mayor of Pitt Meadows, John Becker, stated that the flyers were not created or distributed by the city. He added that he doesn’t endorse them, either.

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Another logo that appeared on the flyers was from the U.S.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Global News contacted the head of this organization, Ibrahim Hooper, who stated that his group was not involved in the ordeal.

He told them that racist groups will often organise these kind of antics in order to create tension and hostility toward Muslims. He said they will “take some twisted view of Islam and try to turn people off from Islam and to create some kind of tension with the local Muslim community.”

It is unclear who is behind the flyers, but they have caused major public outcry.

These flyers come within a year of KKK flyers found on doorsteps throughout the Fraser Valley and the KKK Flyers Distributed in Abbotsford Target Martin Luther King Jr. 

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  • Tatsujiro Kurogane

    The charges of racism sound like the kneejerk cat lady hysteria that is far too typical of the middling class mediocrities that scream Racism the way their betters breathe or pick their noses. I understand how problems like this could dog local community relations, and it does sound like whoever made them didn’t realise that any Muslim living amongst us will know darn well the rest of us think our doggies are people too. If it was a local effort to try and wag the dog I think they are barking up the wrong tree, but even as a joke it is in very bad taste, and those responsible should put a leash on their mischief.

  • Brad W

    LOL sure. People are out there trying to make muslims look bad at the local dog park LOL.