The Islam Crossword

Rahman Mohamed

Today Islamophobia has become a common term.  It is used to describe fear of Islam and Muslims.  With the current events in Syria and terrorism Islamophobia growing.  Some say terrorism has been equated with Islam and Muslims today.  The recent attacks in the United States and Britain, most recently in Manchester has risen fear of Islam and Muslims.  Much of this fear is based on misunderstanding.

The theme of this crossword is Islam.  It includes Arabic terms used in Islam and by Muslims.  It also includes names of persons and locations associated with Islam that have contributed to historical and local culture and society.  Check back later for the answers.

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Silent Movement On Toronto Street

Posters on lampposts condemning discrimination
Rahman Mohamed

The war in Syria has brought many actions to Toronto including funds being raised by the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU), raising awareness of Syrian culture and current survival conditions, and displaying the life of a Syrian refugee by imitating it.   Recently a silent movement has appeared; a series of posters has appeared on lampposts at Spadina, south of Bloor.  The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is at the corner of Spadina and Bloor, across from the TTC Spadina Station.  Further down the street is the University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre.  Along the way there are a series of posters promoting acceptance of Muslims and encouraging an end to fascism
Featuring silhouettes and short text a set of three simple paper posters are seen along Spadina on lampposts covering regular sale and help wanted signs.

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