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Reza Aslan on Islamic nationalism and the challenge of jihad
Reza Aslan explained ISIS and Islamic violent extremism to a packed audience at the Indian Summer Festival Thursday.
Jul 17th, 2015
CNN's Reza Aslan slams Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher on roots of fundamentalist terrorism
Reza Aslan, star of upcoming CNN series on religious rituals, takes on Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher on Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.
Jun 30th, 2015
#MyJihad: How a hashtag aims to reintroduce Muslims to Canada and US
A #MyJihad activist tells VO about a US-based movement against Islamophobia, crossing the border into Canada.
Jan 19th, 2013
The Muslim next door: becoming local in Vancouver
How much does where we live affect who we are?
Nov 25th, 2011
Kabul attack updates
Taliban gunmen armed with suicide vests and heavy weaponry have launched co-ordinated attacks in Kabul, targeting NATO's headquarters, the US embassy, and the Afghan intelligence agency, Al Jazeera...
Sep 13th, 2011
Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and "Other" are one for this seeker
Harold Rosen has written an extraordinary book that seeks to restore the narrative thread that runs through the world’s major religions.
Dec 13th, 2010
Four hip hijabis talk about their relationship to the headscarf and fashion
Wearing a headscarf doesn't make you a fashion bore, these young Vancouver women say.
Nov 12th, 2010
Tashlich, 9/11, and Pastor Terry Jones
Tashlich is the practice of casting off transgressions at the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. Each bit of bread we throw into moving water symbolizes a quality or event or behavior we do not want to...
Sep 11th, 2010
Dejection in Vancouver over pastor's wish to burn Qur'an in Florida
“This act is just outrageous. It's direct provocation of all Muslims in the United States and across the globe," Sikandar Khan, President of BC Muslim Association, said. "The Qur’an is our most...
Sep 9th, 2010