Canada election: Muslim candidates on tackling Islamophobia and facing discrimination
|globalnews.ca 15 Sep 2021 at 11:02|
As an immigrant of Pakistani origin herself, Zahid said she is well aware of the struggles and sacrifices people have to face when they move to a new country, which is why she wanted to bring those issues to light in the political sphere.
In an effort to unite the local community, Zahid created the Scarborough Centre Multifaith Council, bringing people from different religious organizations under one umbrella.
As a woman of colour and a Muslim, she said she has faced challenges trying to win voters.
“As I’m canvassing every day, a few times people have passed racist remarks that, ‘I will never vote for a Muslim.’”