Articles written by: Diane Weber Bederman

White Privilege: Who are these people?

These are just some of the white “privileged” people who came to Canada and America. Their privilege: getting out of their old world countries with the promise of freedom in the New World. Coming to this new place with gratitude and hope.  What they did not pack in their bags were victimhood or entitlement.

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The Weaponizing of Islamophobia

I am following the machinations taking place regarding a development in Thornhill, Ontario, proposed by a Muslim consortium.  The discussion has fallen into the realm of Islamophobia-it seems it is taking too long-It's been about 5 years. (STEVE RUSSELL / TORONTO...

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The Challenge of Modernizing Islam

  We are inundated with reams of information about Islam and Islamophobia as well as calls for Islamic reform. Christine Douglass-Williams has written an excellent book, The Challenge of Modernizing Islam: Reformers Speak Out and the Obstacles They Face, explaining...

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