Candian Muslims in the Media
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This paper analyzes the portrayal of the Muslim community in Canada post 9/11. The paper discusses how Canadian Muslims are seen as terrorists although they have been living in Canada their entire lives. The paper argues that the media initiated a campaign against Muslims that created an image of extremism and caused a backlash of racist actions against the Muslim community.
From the Paper:"Muslim history to Canada dates from the 1800s. The first Muslim Canadian was born in Ontario in 1854. Another Muslim couple, described in government documents dated about 1871, migrated from the United States to settle in Ontario. Although the pioneers made their homes in Ontario, the early settlers went to the western provinces. Many Muslims came to work on building the Canadian Pacific Railway that connects the west to Ontario and Quebec and others arrived in the early 1900s to fully settle Alberta. But the Muslim population didn't start to boom until the 1960s. It was in the mid-sixties that Canada removed immigration quotas on Asians and Africans and replaced the quotas with selection criteria based on skills and education.
"There was also a draw to Canada for Muslim students beginning in the 1950s when, in 1952, McGill University brought Islamic studies into its study possibilities. Ten years later, the University of Toronto follows suit. Since then, many Muslims have held prominent, nationally recognized positions. In the 1970s, Larry Chabin was Canada's first Muslim provincial cabinet minister in Alberta. A Muslim woman was among 10 people in the Canadian business community chosen for the Excellence in Business Award in 1993. In addition, Tyseer Aboulnasr is currently the dean of engineering at the University of Ottawa and Firoz Rasul is the CEO of Ballard Power Systems in Vancouver, a company that is getting international attention for its research on solar-powered cars."
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