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Harper's rhetoric fuels racist and xenophobic expression

Xenophobia and racism are flourishing in Canada, under the influence of Stephen Harper’s rigid stance on Muslim women's headscarves. Stephen Harper has told us that wearing the niqab, a scarf that...

I Am Nasrine is a great rendition of a common theme

At times the film has remarkable subtlety, and at others, it is in-your-face emotional.

Sheikhs of chic: Dubai dudes do fashion

Pakistani author Bina Shah writes to VO of her travels to the UAE and her experience with Gulfi men's fashion.

What happens when you put an Islamist, a Socialist, a Christian, and a Liberal in an Egyptian garden?

After the Arab Spring revolution, Egypt has struggled to find unity. A management consultant brings together religious and secular Egyptians to discuss their views.

For Muslim Canadians, the fallout from 9/11 was personal

The oddest thing was having to prove her community didn't approve of madmen, terrorists and bombings, one young woman recalls.

Young Muslim poets shine at I-SLAM

Young Muslim poets show off their skills at I-SLAM, rhyming about everything from school to superheroes. Headlined by award-winning writer and poet Boonaa Mohammad.

Taqwacore breaks boundaries at VIFF

I was born in Canada. My parents are Pakistani. I wasn't raised Muslim in a very strict way. My parents identified as Muslim and that was always something in the back of my mind, but we weren't an ext