Discovering Islam at McGill

On the afternoon of March 27, the Muslim Students Association of McGill (MSA) hosted an event titled “Discover Islam” to allow people to experience cultural, spiritual, and educational aspects of Islam.

The two-hour event consisted of activities, panels, and discussions exploring Islam. The activities and panels introducing Islam, led by students and volunteers, featured games as well as opportunities for cultural exchange, such as trying on a hijab or a henna tattoo. On the other side of the room, discussions over tea were led by Muslim guest speakers who explored topics such as community and family.

Ahmer Wali, president of MSA, told The Daily that the intentions of the event were multifaceted. “It’s to let people know about Islam – for those who do know and for those who don’t know, it’s a good reminder, it lets people interact with Muslims, and to learn more,” Wali said…

10407459_943074075738100_665261657016311491_nFrom the Facebook page for the event

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They kind of glossed over all the beheadings and sex-slave parts.
    Likely that would not have played well with that crowd.
    How come none of the women bother to ask why all the most pious and observant Muslims are all big fans of female illiteracy?
    Likely the answer would not be popular with many of the college educated females present.

    • Funny that.

      • Zaba

        In a chilling kind of way……..

    • eMan14

      What’s with the no free clitorectomies?

      • Zaba


    • Millie_Woods

      Hmmm. The left has got competition for who can capture and subvert the most, young, pliable minds on campus.

    • Una Salus

      It’s not a question of what people would like to see in Islam or what would be positive reinforcement. It’s a question of what Islam brings to the table.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s because college doesn’t educate these days.
      It’s indoctrination.

  • JoKeR
  • eMan14

    All I need to know about Islam and the Quran is found online. Because that is what affects me the most. And no amount white washing or taqiyya will change that.

  • The Goat

    I get to “discover Islam” at the back of the barn each and every night.

    • Frau Katze

      A sad fate!

  • JoKeR
    • Ottawa Eyes

      It’s all smiles and welcoming to get you to join like the Moonies, but the Moonies didn’t KILL YOU if you left!

      And Islam has been killing those who leave for over 1300 years.

  • Dana Garcia

    Is the event BYO Slicer?

  • simus1

    No doubt suitable numbers of muslim princesses from wealthy powerful families were on hand to dispel the “islamophobic lies” being trafficked by Joos and other “enemies of the religion of peace”.

  • Barrington Minge

    They seem to have left out the honour killings, FGM, beatings, fatwas, beheadings, floggings, goat-humping et al. Hardly a balanced view of islam is it?

  • Everyone Else

    Rust never sleeps.

  • ontario john

    I’m looking forward to the Christian booth in Mecca during ramadan ding dong. I’m sure islam will welcome and support it.

  • John

    Those sutdents in Kenya certainly discovered Islam.

  • Editor

    Cool! When are “Discover Judaism” and “Discover Christianity” days?