When racism and terrorism put Muslim communities under a harsh spotlight, Mohammed Hashim is often the one comforting them, liaising with police and media and helping cooler heads to prevail. It’s a job he hopes will one day be obsolete

Mohammed Hashim hoped it wasn’t terrorism, but that’s where his thoughts naturally went. He heard a van had mounted the sidewalk at a busy intersection in Toronto and driven for several blocks, killing and injuring people. There was no time to watch this news unfold online like everyone else – he had work to do.

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