Post Tagged with: "muslim"

(Kevin John Siazon)

Can comedy crush Islamophobia?

The irrational fear of Muslims, otherwise known as Islamophobia, might have a comedic cure. Becky Choma has spent years researching prejudice and discrimination. The Ryerson psychology professor recently turned her focus to the effects of fear on Islamophobia, given the rise of prejudice towards Muslims in the western world. Choma was awarded a grant for her latest project, which she […]

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
The sign posted on SCC washrooms. The person who posted the signs is unknown. (Sameera Raja / Ryersonian Staff)

No washroom, no ablution for Ryerson’s Muslim students

This version of this article corrects errors in paragraphs 2 and 3. Muslim students at Ryerson are feeling displaced now that they have lost their dedicated space to perform ablutions. Ablution, a ritual cleansing, is a Muslim obligation. The process is known as Wudu, and is performed before each prayer. After a flood last June, renovations to the multifaith washrooms […]

by Sameera Raja· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Stop the CrISIS campaign banner over Lake Devo on campus.

Stop the CrISIS: “We want to make sure we get to these people before ISIS does”

  A Muslim students’ group is banding together to fight the extremist influence they say ISIS can have on Canadian youth. The Stop the CrISIS campaign, created by the national group Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), starts Thursday with its first event at York University that will feature presentations and speakers who will talk about the peaceful teachings of the Qu’ran […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · education, News, On Campus, students, Top stories
Screenshots from before RSU nixes Facebook comments

Screenshots from before RSU nixes Facebook comments

The RSU shut down the ability to post on its Facebook page after a video, which can be described as an an anti-Muslim statement, entitled “Hamas on Campus” was posted by a mysterious user named Eggy Ryerson.

This storify is made from screen grabs. These posts have been removed.

by Gina Wicentowich· · News, Top stories
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