Jewish filmmaker charts how American-Muslim life has deteriorated under Trump

Kobir Chowdhury on way to prayers in pre-dawn hour. (Adam Zucker)

For the last two-and-a-half years, congregants and clergy from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, have shown up every Friday in front of the Islamic Center at NYU in Manhattan. With warm smiles and holding handwritten signs sporting “Shalom/Salaam,” Kleinbaum and friends greet Muslim worshipers arriving for the afternoon Jummah prayers.Continue Reading

JEWISH MPP DELIVERS CALL-TO-ACTION ON ISLAMOPHOBIA

A Jewish member of the Ontario legislature has introduced a private member’s bill that would set aside a province-wide day to consider Islamophobia and its consequences. Bill 83, “An Act to Proclaim a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia,” passed second reading in Queen’s Park on April 4 and now heads to the standing committee on social policy.Continue Reading