Post Tagged with: "Islam"

U of T Muslim chaplain Imam Amjad Tarsin. (Al Donato/Ryersonian Staff)

Islamophobia weighs on Muslim students following Paris terrorist attacks

Muslim students talked about how recent tragedies and misconceptions of their religion affected them.

by Al Donato· · News, Off Campus, On Campus, Politics, students
In this Apr. 2, 2009, file photo, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses media at the London Summit in London, England. (Courtesy of Richard Lewis/

Harper’s Niqab Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may want you to believe that he is helping Muslim women when he defends the niqab ban. But he’s not. It is a stance that further alienates Muslim women and all other minorities. His vow to appeal the ruling the federal court made earlier this month that would give Zunera Ishaq the right to attend her […]

Devin Giamou (left) after he was punched in the face while filming a social experiment on Islamophobia with his friends.

Q-and-A with ‘Islamophobe’ in viral video

Last week, 22-year-old Devin Giamou earned his 15 minutes of fame by getting punched in the face in a social experiment video that went viral following the Parliament Hill shootings. But who is the guy behind the infamous bloody mug that flooded Facebook newsfeeds over the last little while? He’s a third-year film and broadcast student at Centennial College and […]

by Dasha Zolota· · News, Off Campus
The Aga Khan museum in Don Mills opened last Thursday. (Fatima Kazmi)

REVIEW: Aga Khan Museum is the cherry on Toronto’s multicultural cake

A new Toronto museum is offering visitors a chance to see aspects of Islam they may never have known existed. The Aga Khan Museum opened its state-of-the-art facility in suburbain Don Mills to the public last Thursday. Flocks of adults, teens, and seniors whizzed through, but the ticket counter was never clear of visitors. Curious eyes implicitly asked, “What’s all […]

by Fatima Kazmi· · Arts & Life
Abdul Raheem Green's Facebook page. Green, an alleged "extremist," was scheduled to speak at Ryerson on Thursday, but organizers have since said Green will no longer be appearing. (Abdul Raheem Green/Facebook)

Who is the ‘extremist’ that almost came to Rye?

A heavy beard lines the speaker’s face. It blurs his jawline. It hides his features. It obscures his whiteness. In the room full of unshaven Arabs, Africans and south Asians, the Caucasian man almost blends in — but just barely. He says a few choice Arabic phrases — with careful enunciation, saying “Allah” the same way a native speaker would […]

by Ethan Lou· · News, On Campus, Top stories