The Majlis
53min2021 JAN 27
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In this episode, host Dr. Adnan Husain and Dr. Jasmin Zine, of Wilfrid Laurier University, discuss Canadian Islamophobia, in reflection and commemoration of the January 29th, 2017 Quebec Mosque shooting, where a gunman killed 6 Muslim men as they prayed, and injured 19. Dr. Zine unpacks the aftermath and reaction to the tragedy, or lack thereof; Canada simultaneously faces virulent anti-Muslim hate and a brand of exceptionalism that promotes apathy and even denial towards the very existence of islamophobia in the country. With the fourth anniversary of the massacre around the corner, Dr. Zine and Dr. Husain consider how the country has dealt or failed to deal with the massacre and islamophobia since, and what role Muslims play in the Canadian political and cultural spheres. Dr. Jasmin Zine is a professor of Sociology and Muslim Studies, specializing in Islamophobia, Islamic feminism, religious identity, and the politics of surveillance. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including the upcoming monograph tentatively titled Under Siege: Islamophobia, Radicalization, Surveillance, and Muslim Youth Counter-Publics. You can find her on twitter at Get involved in remembrance of the Quebec Mosque shooting at: Find MSGP on Facebook: and on Twitter: Support us here: Follow our host Dr. Adnan Husain on Twitter: