FAISALKUTTY

Professor, Lawyer, Writer, Human Rights

Activist and Public Speaker

 

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Take on Islamophobia, May 5th 2017

Topic: Take on Islamophobia – Understanding anti-Muslim sentiment in the 21st century.

Keynote Speaker: Faisal Kutty.

Interview: An interview by Terry McLeod of CBC Radio One with Faisal Kutty.

Date: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Grand Mosque

2445 Waverly St.

Winnipeg, MB



Why Conversations Matter – TEDx Valparaiso University

Why we need to talk, now! How extremists in all camps (religious, secular, ethnic, etc.) have monopolized and hijacked the conversations and are leading us to conflict and disaster. The silent majorities in every group needs to step up to take the bull by its horns. We need to redirect the conversations to love, peace […]

Is Black Panther Islamophobic?

“Wallahi (by God) I will shoot her right now,” says the man, obviously Muslim from his Middle Eastern headgear, as he places a gun to a girl’s head. Without spoiling the movie Black Panther for those who have not seen it yet, this is part of a scene in which the soon-to-be king attacks a […]

Extremists have not only hijacked Islam and its symbols, but also American sensibility

Six-year-old Mohammad says “Allah” and “boom”. The substitute teacher calls the police who question the child and then launch a terrorism investigation against the family. Child protection services also intervene for good measure. This sounds like a sick joke on Saturday Night Live. Except it is not. This is exactly what happened in the Texan […]

We Must Take Back the Reins from Extremists

“We don’t have enemies, I repeat, we don’t have enemies. We have people who don’t know us,” eulogised Imam Hassan Guillet at one of two ceremonies for those murdered at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Quebec City on January 29, 2017. The terrorist gunned down his victims as they completed their evening prayers. […]

‘Allahu akbar’ is a beautiful phrase and we want it back

“Allahu akbar” (God is the greatest) is what New York terrorist, Sayfullo Saipov, reportedly uttered after plowing down innocents on the streets of New York last week. Many other killers have done the same around the world as they killed. Yet, these are the first words a Muslim newborn hears. I just did this less […]

Terrorism charges are only reserved for Muslims

Prosecutors announced recently that Alexandre Bissonnette will go straight to trial on a slew of charges arising from his attack on a Mosque in Quebec City earlier this year. Despite killing six and wounding 19 in the brazen assault on worshippers, he is not charged with terrorism. The announcement came on the heels of the […]

The Death of the “Father of International Law”

Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian-born legal scholar whose expertise in international criminal law brought him global renown and even a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, has died of cancer and related complications. He was 79 years old. “There is quite simply nobody like him in the international human rights law systems,” William Schabas, an international law […]

Opinion: Push to silence Al Jazeera shows it must be doing something right

What do Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt and Israel all have in common? Well, other than checkered human rights records, they all seek to silence Al Jazeera. Though Israel isn’t party to the Saudi-led coalition targeting Qatar (and Al Jazeera), the Netanyahu government did cite Riyadh’s demands as inspiration in calling […]

How Canada can act to ensure justice for Rohingya

Some Canadians have launched a campaign to revoke the honorary Canadian citizenship granted to Aung San Suu Kyi, the globally celebrated human rights activist who is now the de facto leader of Burma. The UN and human rights groups accuse Burma of ethnic cleansing. For decades, the million-strong Muslim minority living among 50 million Buddhists […]

Goodale must investigate racism allegations against CSIS

By now many people have heard about the $35-million lawsuit against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) filed earlier this month. The 54-page statement of claim on behalf of five intelligence officers and analysts allege a toxic workplace where some managers and supervisors discriminate against Muslim, Black and gay employees. The pleadings (yet to be […]

Your name may dictate your apartment, degree, and career

Your name may dictate your apartment, degree, and career

I hereby condemn all past, present and future terrorism in my name

I hereby condemn all past, present and future terrorism in my name

Fasting just one aspect of Ramadan

Fasting just one aspect of Ramadan

Non-Fiction: Say hello to my Muslim friend

Non-Fiction: Say hello to my Muslim friend

French prosecution of Canadian Hassan Diab a travesty

French prosecution of Canadian Hassan Diab a travesty

Trump’s bombings may elicit the mother of all blowback

Trump’s bombings may elicit the mother of all blowback

Lessons From Past Islamophobia and the Christian Response

Lessons From Past Islamophobia and the Christian Response

U.S. border crossing numbers don’t tell full story: Opinion

U.S. border crossing numbers don’t tell full story: Opinion

No, Muslims are not taking over public school boards

No, Muslims are not taking over public school boards

The hate that Canada’s Islamophobia motion stirred up shows exactly why we need it

The hate that Canada’s Islamophobia motion stirred up shows exactly why we need it

It’s time to ‘help’ Saudi Arabia restrain itself

It’s time to ‘help’ Saudi Arabia restrain itself

Factors to consider about Sharia law and M103

Factors to consider about Sharia law and M103

It’s time to take back the reins

It’s time to take back the reins

One person’s criminal may be another’s terrorist

One person’s criminal may be another’s terrorist

Haters of Islam have been emboldened by rhetoric

Haters of Islam have been emboldened by rhetoric

Guilt, pain and India’s economic ritual cleansing

Guilt, pain and India’s economic ritual cleansing

Eight reasons why Canada must repeal its anti-terror laws

Eight reasons why Canada must repeal its anti-terror laws

Liberals must amend Anti-terrorism Act and add more oversight

Liberals must amend Anti-terrorism Act and add more oversight

Legal system not doing enough for racialized members

Legal system not doing enough for racialized members

Muslims hold key to fighting terror

Muslims hold key to fighting terror

Fanatics are all the same

Fanatics are all the same

How Trump may make America sane again

How Trump may make America sane again

Free Speech hypocrisy

Free Speech hypocrisy

When schools are not safe places for all children

When schools are not safe places for all children

National security framework needs major overhaul

National security framework needs major overhaul

Do all lives really matter?

Do all lives really matter?

Clarification on Islamophobia petition being circulated for signature (so that you can make an informed decision)

Clarification on Islamophobia petition being circulated for signature (so that you can make an informed decision)

Legal Analysis of Parent who wanted to withdraw his children from music classes for religious reasons

Legal Analysis of Parent who wanted to withdraw his children from music classes for religious reasons

What we all need to understand about the hajj

What we all need to understand about the hajj

Reconciling Islamic ethics and practices

Reconciling Islamic ethics and practices

Why Obama must veto the 9/11 lawsuit bill

Why Obama must veto the 9/11 lawsuit bill

Why anti-Muslim hate statistics don’t tell the full story

Why anti-Muslim hate statistics don’t tell the full story

American Islamophobia passes the ammunition to terrorists

American Islamophobia passes the ammunition to terrorists

Harper policies undermine deradicalization

Harper policies undermine deradicalization

Deradicalization, or disengagement from violence?

Deradicalization, or disengagement from violence?

Let’s stand with all, not just some, terrorized people

Let’s stand with all, not just some, terrorized people

Time to overhaul Canada’s no-fly program

Time to overhaul Canada’s no-fly program

Question Mark Zuckerberg’s Motives But Don’t Judge His Charity

Question Mark Zuckerberg’s Motives But Don’t Judge His Charity

Five Truths You Should Know About Terrorism And Islam

Five Truths You Should Know About Terrorism And Islam

The Kim Davis Debacle Exposes the Limits of Religious Liberty

The Kim Davis Debacle Exposes the Limits of Religious Liberty

Black History Month: Celebration or tokenism?

Black History Month: Celebration or tokenism?

The Miseducation of Ontario’s New Sex Ed Curriculum

The Miseducation of Ontario’s New Sex Ed Curriculum

I Am Not a Terrorist, Despite What My Critics Told a Senate Committee

I Am Not a Terrorist, Despite What My Critics Told a Senate Committee

Do Canadians know what they just voted for?

Do Canadians know what they just voted for?

#JeSuisConfused

#JeSuisConfused

The drone ‘blowback’

The drone ‘blowback’

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hajj brings inner peace, indispensable values

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hajj brings inner peace, indispensable values

Those living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

Those living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

Time for Egypt to allow Khaled al-Qazzaz to return home

Time for Egypt to allow Khaled al-Qazzaz to return home

Secular fanatics and religious police: Just let us live our lives in peace

Secular fanatics and religious police: Just let us live our lives in peace

Is sharia influencing Italy?

Is sharia influencing Italy?

Time to address homophobia among some Muslims

Time to address homophobia among some Muslims

Michael Ratner: The Jewish lawyer who fought for Muslims and the US constitution

Michael Ratner: The Jewish lawyer who fought for Muslims and the US constitution

The disturbing agenda to rewrite India’s history

The disturbing agenda to rewrite India’s history

Live, let live and leave it to God to judge

Live, let live and leave it to God to judge

How we swim in Canada

How we swim in Canada

Canada must pressure Burma to end abuse of Muslim minority

Canada must pressure Burma to end abuse of Muslim minority

Persecution of Christians in Middle East is profoundly un-Islamic

Persecution of Christians in Middle East is profoundly un-Islamic

Entrapment decision a pyrrhic victory if Bill C-51 not amended

Entrapment decision a pyrrhic victory if Bill C-51 not amended

No gold medal for human rights at global sports events

No gold medal for human rights at global sports events.

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