VIDEO: RSU candidate Obaid Ullah talks about being a victim of Islamophobia

Transfrom RU’s vice-president of operations candidate Obaid Ullah is upset after two of his campaign posters  were vandalized with Islamophobic slurs last week.

One of the posters, with  “ISIS 4 LIFE,” scrawled across it,  was found in the Rogers Communications Centre. A more offensive message, reading “FUCK MUSLIMS” appeared on a poster  in Kerr Hall. On that poster, Ullah’s face was crossed out.  Someone alerted Ullah to the posters after he arrived at school Friday morning.

“It’s sad and funny,” says Ullah, regarding the poster with the ISIS comments. “Someone actually went through the effort to do something like that, but then I was thinking, ‘what does this represent?’ It shows I’m affiliated with (ISIS, which is something) I’m completely against.”

Ullah, who is a second-year mechanical engineering student, is running for his position with the Transform RU party. While the events from last week did catch him off guard, Ullah says his views of  the Ryerson community remain the same.



I'm being affiliated with something I'm completely against, just because of how I look," Ullah said of the vandalism. (Courtesy Obaid Ullah)

“I’m being affiliated with something I’m completely against, just because of how I look,” Ullah said of the vandalism. (Courtesy Obaid Ullah)

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Obaid Ullah’s poster, scrawled with “FUCK MUSLIMS,” was found in Kerr Hall. (Courtesy Obaid Ullah)

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