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Race relations board member says she's been fired over writings about Islam

A board member with an arms-length federal government agency whose mandate is to combat racial discrimination has been fired after making controversial remarks about Islam.

Christine Douglass-Williams's position was under review over her writings for the website Jihad Watch

Christine Douglass-Williams has been writing for the controversial website, Jihad Watch, almost since she was appointed to the foundation's board in 2012. (YouTube/theDoveTV)

A board member with an arms-length federal government agency whose mandate is to combat racial discrimination has been fired after making controversial remarks about Islam.

Christine Douglass-Williams has sat on the board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, based in Toronto, since 2012 and her term was to expire next year.

She's also been writing for the controversial website JihadWatch nearly the entire time.

But an essay in May that warned Icelanders they're being duped by seemingly moderate Muslims caught the government's attention and her position was placed under review.

Douglass-Williams says she's now been informed her position has been terminated.

A spokesman for Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says the foundation's board must recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion.