Students urge Ryerson administration to fire a teaching assistant over anti-Jewish statements

Dozens of flyers calling on Ryerson University to fire teaching assistant Ayman Elkasrawy were plastered around campus on Friday (February 24, 2017) before they were taken down by campus security.

In 2016, Elkasrawy, who also serves as an imam at Masjid Toronto mosque which is affiliated with the Muslim Association of Canada, led a Ramadan service at the mosque during which he prayed to Allah to give Muslims victory over the infidels, to slay the enemies of Islam “one by one and spare not one of them”, and to “purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews”.

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  • marty_p

    Nothing will happen. The party in question will get off using the excuse that a statement of apology has already been given by the Mosque. Taqiyya at its finest.

    • Gary

      Plus the school with fear a terrorist bombing by the muslims that agreed with killing the jews.

    • Ottawa Eyes

      Even if they did fire him, he would have the Canadian Federation of Students, the NDP and the Liberal Party crawling over each other trying to hire the Jew hater.

  • ismiselemeas

    In fairness that’s fairly islamophobic.

  • ntt1

    This is the opening friday prayer at ALL mosques, it is as common as the lords prayer in Christian churches. This is basic islam. this is why islam must have no place in our civilization.

  • KillerMarmot

    As repugnant as his views are, we should not fire people over their their beliefs so long as they keep it out of the workplace. The only exceptions might be people who represent the public personae of an organization, such as a CEO or head of public relations.

    • k1962

      But he espoused these views at the mosque he works at through prayer. I know this is a “normal” prayer for Muslims to say and hear, but it’s not a normal prayer to Canadians.

      • KillerMarmot

        Then firing would become even more of a problem. If Ryerson provided resources specifically for Islamic worship, and an employee uses these resources in a conventional manner, then firing the employee would look like entrapment.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Don’t let Islam close to University.

    • ontario john

      I’m sure they teach moderate islam at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Islamic Studies. Although I sure would like to know where they got the money for the Institute’s expansion.

      • vwVwwVwv

        you know what a moderat muslim is?
        a moderat muslim want’s an extremist muslim to kill you.

  • ontario john

    You would have to fire all the Ryerson staff to get rid of all the Jew haters, Christian haters, and other left wing nut bars. They can start with whiny indian Pam.

    • Gary

      They changed their name and lowered the entrance standards to get more Blacks in the school .

  • Jaedo Drax

    Are you sure he wasn’t employed by York?