Source: Montreal Gazette

Around Concordia’s downtown campus Thursday morning, a hand-drawn sign — “Muslims are welcome” — on the door of a health-food co-operative on Mackay St. was the only evidence that the university had been on high alert a day earlier.

Students streamed into buildings on Ste-Catherine St. and de Maisonneuve Blvd. that had been evacuated Wednesday after an anti-Muslim bomb threat was sent to media outlets. Hisham Saadi has been charged with inciting fear of terrorism in the case.

At Concordia’s engineering and visual arts building, one of those targeted, three young women in hijabs were setting up tables for Islam Awareness Week, which was interrupted by the evacuation.

On one table, a pile of hijabs awaits women who want to try one on.

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