Islamophobia

Students support Chapel Hill

After three young Muslims were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina two weeks ago, people looked to the Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA) to take a stand.Continue...

Anti-immigrant group should be condemned

Voices of intolerance are growing louder in Germany.Continue...

Persevering prejudice

Eleven years ago today, news of horrific 9/11 attacks on the twin towers came to me while I sat in grade 11 history class in my New York City high school.

At that time, I had no clue that what had just happened would change the course of history and how people like me would be treated to this
very day.Continue...

We need to approach world issues with broader perspectives

Following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman visiting Tehran with her family, outcry has taken Iran by storm.Continue...

The City of Kingston’s stance against Bill 21 is admirable—if they stay committed to the cause

In challenging Quebec’s Bill 21, the City of Kingston is making positive progress in acknowledging and supporting the fight against religious discrimination in Canada. The next step is to lead the same battle within the local community.Continue...

City of Kingston commemorates Quebec Mosque attack

Last year, the federal government declared Jan. 29 as the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.Continue...

Panel discussion remembers Quebec mosque massacre one year later

On Jan. 29, Muslim Societies Global Perspectives hosted a panel discussion to mark the one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque massacre. The room was full with approximately 50 members of the Queen’s and Kingston community.Continue...

Vigil held in Market Square sends message: 'power to the peaceful'

A sombre group of roughly 400 students and Kingstonians gathered in Springer Market Square on Monday evening for a candlelit vigil for victims of a Quebec shooting, that left six dead on Sunday night after a gunman stormed a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City.Continue...

Islamaphobia is more than veil-deep

While many Canadians believe Islamophobia only happens elsewhere to other people, members of my family are shaving their beards and folding away their hijabs.Continue...

QUMSA addresses Islamophobia at panel

In light of the rising Islamophobia in Canada and around the world, Queen’s University Muslim Students Association (QUMSA) decided to open the conversation about what it means to be a Muslim.Continue...