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Paris Terrorist Attacks Lead to Backlash Against Syrian Refugees in U.S.

As the Syrian civil war rages on and ISIL continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East, over four million Syrian refugees have fled their homes seeking safety in refugee camps and other countries around the world. European leaders continue to strive for workable solutions as they struggle to respond to the thousands of refugees, […]

Who benefits? Terrorism in Kenya and the scapegoating of Somali refugees

One year ago in Nairobi, Wole Soyinka gave a stirring lecture in memory of his fellow poet, Kofi Awoonor of Ghana, who was killed in the 2013 Westgate attack. Awoonor was one of at least 67 people killed when al-Shabaab fighters stormed into the Westgate Mall and occupied the building for four days; another 175 […]

Canada’s new vision of citizenship: a privilege in two classes

Every year, several hundred people from across Ottawa gather in a city park in late June for a day-long festival of soccer (football), sweat, and citizenship. Yes, citizenship. Community Cup – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – is a hugely successful multicultural event that does more than feature teams from ethnic communities, the police […]