Democracy North: Deconstructing Islamophobia in Canada Part 1

W2MEDIA.ORG  |  Democracy North independent Canadian news hour broadcast on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm LIVESTREAM – Airing live at Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, 5pm PST. 

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Today’s Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto and Alnoor Gova

On today’s program we broadcast a selection of voices from the Deconstructing Islamophobia in Canada panel discussion with critical analysis – One Year after the Quebec Mosque Massacre. Produced by Alnoor Gova.


Featured Voices:

Masuma Khan @mak95101  – Dalhousie University student leader who is facing a backlash for criticizing “white fragility” and standing with Indigenous Peoples on Canada 150 celebrations.

Zool Suleman @canadavisalaw Immigration Lawyer recently awarded the title of “Queen’s Counsel”, by the Attorney General of British Columbia for his contributions to the law, Zool is a co-founder of the Islamophobia Hotline in BC and publisher of Rungh Magazine.

Sunera Thobani – a feminist sociologist, academic, and activist. Her research interests include critical race theory, postcolonial feminism, anti-imperialism, Islamophobia, Indigeneity, and the War on Terror.

Ryan Scrivens – a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Concordia University, with primary research interests in hate crime, right-wing extremism, countering violent extremism.moderated by Zool Suleman – other segments in this series can be found at

Andrew Mitrovica – is an award-winning investigative reporter and journalism instructor. He writes for a variety of Canadian news organisations and publications – based in Toronto

Imtiaz Popat – a media Producer working in film, radio, television & community activist based in Vancouver

Gurpreet Singh – an independent journalist, author involved in social justice activism, and publisher of the magazine Radical Desi

Background Articles researched by Alnoor Gova:



Too many Canadians don’t recognize the Islamophobia in their country

Despite numerous high-profile incidents and a stream of everyday instances, some Canadians still ignore or deny anti-Muslim hate

Melayna Williams


Wake Up Canada, Islamophobia Is Not New To This Country


Islamophobia is a systemic problem in Canada: expert


This is what Islamophobia looks like in Canada


Living with the Muslim Ban


Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada up 60%, StatsCan reports

Postering Peace – above link – does this work?

Good Series of Articles Jeewan has written



As we remember a mosque massacre, let’s find the hero within us


Joe Norris


The Current


White Americans are a bigger threat – Same in Canada?


Hate crimes targeting Muslims doubled in 2017, says Quebec City police chief


HeartBeat of Racism is Denial


Check out the CBC Coverage of the Mosque Shooting Saturday

And check this out –

Still Muslims are acting as though they are the perpetrators


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