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Hateful poster campaign targets outspoken Prof. Jordan Peterson

In what is labelled a “Community Safety Bulletin,” controversial University of Toronto Prof. Jordan Peterson — now a household name for his free speech advocacy and his refusal to use genderless pronouns — is painted as someone to fear who has “open associations with neo-nazis and the alt-right” and has even been referred to as a “Nazi philosopher.”

The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.

How far should we integrate human physiology with technology? What do we do with self-aware androids—like Blade Runner’s replicants—and self-aware supercomputers? Or the merging of our brains with them? If Ray Kurzweil’s famous singularity—a future in which the exponential growth of technology turns into a runaway train—becomes a reality, does religion have something to offer in response?

Dalhousie University Is “Swimming In A Sea Of White Supremacy”

I know some easy going White Canadians may scoff at the idea that this university is a citadel of White Supremacy. “How can this possibly be,” they may ask in disbelief, “universities are totally committed to social justice, critical thinking, racial diversity, and Dalhousie is no different. Every professor is a cultural Marxist. Just take a look at the course offerings at Dalhousie, they are mostly about African Canadian Society, Genocide of Whites against Aboriginals, and Queer Culture.”

Muslim version of Lena Dunham.

This parrot can recite Quran and people are amazed

Jordanian Hussein al-Sawalme is a technician in a dental laboratory. He loves birds and has kept a number of them over the years. One of them is a parrot whom he trained six years ago to recite verses from the Quran.

The parrot has been called the “miracle parrot” and turned heads in the Middle East, where videos of his recitals of the Muslim holy book have been widely shared on social media.

And there you have it: Muslims are as smart as a parrot. Well, almost as smart.

Asylum-seekers at Quebec border getting heated trailers

Winterized trailers will soon be replacing the tents providing temporary shelter to asylum-seekers who have crossed the Quebec-U.S. border, even as the number of irregular border crossings continues to drop.

A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says a contract has been awarded to a private company to provide heated accommodation for up to 200 people near the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle border station.