Islamophobia:Understanding Anti Muslim sentiment in the 21st Century

Event Name: Islamophobia:Understanding Anti Muslim sentiment in the 21st Century
Date: Friday May 5th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Who: Faisal Kutty
Moderator: Terry MacLeod
Where: Grand Mosque - 2445 Wavereley Street, Winnipeg

Faisal Kutty is a co-founder of KSM Law and teaches at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. His opinion pieces regularly appear in the Toronto Star, CBC News, Aljazeera, and Middle East Eye. He also frequently appears in the media on issues involving Muslims, Islam, ant-terrorism, national security and constitutional law.

He founded one of the first chapters of the Muslim Law Students’ Association in 1992, co-founded the Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association (CMCLA) in 1994 and then went on to help set up and serve as Vice-Chair & legal counsel to CAIR-Canada (now NCCM) for a number of years. Through CMCLA and CAIR-Canada he worked on the Maher Arar case, the Air India Inquiry, the Security Certificate cases and he filed submissions challenging the No-Fly List. He also testified at the UN Human Rights Committee on anti-terror laws.

He has set up many non-profits and charities, and he served on boards including Human Concern International and the Bosnian Canadian Relief Association. He recently served as co-chair of the Islamic Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He currently serves as an executive of the International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law Sections of the AALS, and as a Director of the American Society of Comparative Law. He sits on the editorial board of Arab Law Quarterly and serves on the Scholars Team of the Islamic Thought Institute of the International Museum of Muslim Cultures for the Exhibition, “Muslims, Christians, and Jews: An Exhibition of Covenants & Coexistence”. He also served as the first Islamic content consultant for CBC’s “Little Mosque on the Prairie.”
This event will be an insightful interview style discussion that will explore the topic of anti-Muslim sentiment in the 21st century, with particular focus on North America. The audience will be given the chance to pose questions of their own to Faisal.

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