In the wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks, politicians and pundits rushed to condemn Islamophobia. Muslim doctor and commentator Qanta Ahmed says we must distinguish between anti-Muslim bigotry and “Islamophobia,” which is a weaponized political term deployed by Islamists.

True North’s Andrew Lawton sat down with Dr. Ahmed at an event in Toronto.

We apologize for the background noise, but it was unavoidable at this live event.

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