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Canadians call on political parties to condemn violations in Gaza

Canadians call on political parties to condemn violations  in Gaza
July 24, 2014

To  The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable John Baird, PC, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Honourable Thomas Mulcair, PC, MP, Leader of the Official Opposition
Mr Paul Dewar, MP, Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs
Mr Justin Trudeau, MP, Leader of the Liberal Party
Mr Marc Garneau, MP, Foreign Affairs Critic for the Liberal Party

Dear Prime Minister, Minister Baird, Mr Mulcair, Mr Dewar, Mr Trudeau, and Mr Garneau,

We, the undersigned academics, lawyers, and community leaders, are profoundly perturbed by the unbalanced and partisan position adopted by the Canadian Government and federal political parties regarding the current violence in Gaza. While more than 650 Palestinians75% civilians, according the United Nations – have been killed in Israel’s latest military operation, official statements have focused exclusively on denouncing Hamas’s rocket strikes (responsible for two fatalities) and uncritically proclaiming Israel’s right to self-defence.

While Hamas’s indiscriminate rocket firings are illegal under international law, Israel is still bound by basic international humanitarian law principles protecting civilians during times of war and prohibiting collective punishment. Indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian life and infrastructure in Gaza violate fundamental norms of international law. As of July 22, the toll of the ongoing offensive (the third major military assault on Gaza in six years) includes:

And the toll increases by the hour.

Multiple human rights groups have documented and condemned likely Israeli war crimes in Gaza. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay concluded two weeks ago that “Deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on homes . . . raise serious doubt about whether the Israeli strikes have been in accordance with international humanitarian law and international human rights law.” This week, Ms Pillay confirmed: “There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated [by Israel’s military actions in the Gaza Strip], in a manner that could amount to war crimes.”

Amnesty International’s report observed, “In several cases of [air strikes on civilian homes in Gaza], no evidence has emerged to indicate that the alleged ‘Hamas operatives’ were inside the homes at the time of the attack, that the homes were being used to store munitions, or otherwise being used for military purposes.” According to Philip Luther, Director of Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa Programme: “Unless the Israeli authorities can provide specific information to show how a home is being used to make an effective contribution to military actions, deliberately attacking civilian homes constitutes a war crime and also amounts to collective punishment against the families.”

Human Rights Watch similarly found that “Israeli air attacks . . . have been targeting apparent civilian structures and killing civilians in violation of the laws of war.”

The disregard for international law conveyed by the Government’s silence on such potentially grave violations committed by Israel discredits Canada domestically and internationally. Moreover, adoption of such a one-sided position subverts Canada’s own official foreign policy goal of achieving a “comprehensive, just and lasting peace settlement” between Israel and Palestine. Rather than maintaining a studious silence in the face of these documented violations of international humanitarian law, a true friend would act responsibly and call Israel to account for those violations.

As a country claiming to champion universal human rights and dignity, Canada’s foreign policy must align with international law, and reflect the equal value of Palestinian and Israeli life. The callous devaluation of Palestinian life communicated by our political leaders does not represent us as Canadians.

Yours sincerely,

  1. Imtenan Abd El Razik, lawyer
  2. Dr Rula Jurdi Abisaab, Associate Professor, McGill University
  3. Dr Tara H Abraham, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Guelph
  4. Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish, Associate Professor of Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  5. Dr Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
  6. Dr Nadia Abu-Zahra, Assistant Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies
  7. Dr Mary Louise Adams, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
  8. Dr Laurie Adkin, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
  9. Dr Ghada Ageel, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
  10. Mohsen Ahanji, graduate student, Ryerson University
  11. Huma Ahmad, community organizer; graduate student, University of Victoria
  12. Saad Ahmad, lawyer
  13. Dr Khursheed Ahmed, Retired Professor, McMaster University
  14. Saeed Akbari, PhD candidate, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  15. Dr Hind Al-Abadleh, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  16. Dr Greg Albo, Professor of Political Science, York University
  17. Afroze Ali, teacher
  18. Asma Ali, activist
  19. Khalidah Ali, PhD candidate, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
  20. Dr Mehrunnisa A Ali, Professor, Ryerson University
  21. Dr Syed Imran Ali, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California Berkeley
  22. Issam Alyamani, Palestinian activist and writer
  23. Zainab Amadahy, author and screenwriter
  24. Dr Tariq Amin-Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  25. Dr Marcos Ancelovici, Professor, Department of Sociology, Unviersite de Quebec a Montreal
  26. Alexandra Anderson, Chair, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
  27. Dr Sedef Arat-Koc, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  28. Dr Kristan Aronson, Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences and School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University
  29. Dr Rand Askalan, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
  30. Dina Awad, lawyer
  31. Sylvat Aziz, Associate Professor, Department of Art Queen’s University
  32. Raneem Azzam, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  33. Dr Elena Badile, Academic Instructor and Translator, University of Toronto and York University
  34. Dr Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University
  35. Dr Reem Bahdi, Associate Professor, University of Windsor Faculty of Law
  36. Dr Alexandra Bain, Department of Religious Studies, St Thomas University
  37. Dr Andrew Baines, Professor Emeritus of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, James and Anne Nethercott Professor, University of Toronto
  38. Dr Cornelia Baines, Professor Emerita, Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health, University of Toronto
  39. Dr Abigail Bakan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  40. Amilah Baksh, Contract Academic Staff, Wilfrid Laurier University
  41. Clive Baldwin, Canada Research Chair, St Thomas University
  42. Rev Dr Brice H Balmer, Associate Professor, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University
  43. Dr Himani Bannerji, Professor Emeritus, York University
  44. Dr Bruce Barber, Professor and Chair of Media Arts, NSCAD University
  45. Dr Amjad Barham, Vice-President of Administrative Affairs, Palestine Polytechnic University
  46. Dr Trevor Barnes, Professor, University of British Columbia
  47. Dr Amy Bartholomew, Associate Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
  48. Dr Deborah Barndt, Professor Emeritus, York University
  49. Dr Salah Basalamah, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
  50. Dr Gregory Baum, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
  51. Dr Ahmed Bayoumi, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  52. Dr Roger Beck, Professor Emeritus, Departments of Classics and Historical Studies, University of Toronto
  53. Samreen Beg, lawyer
  54. Dr Jody Berland, Professor, York University
  55. Dr Rima Berns-McGown, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto
  56. Faisal Bhabha, Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  57. Mohamed Bhabha, Chair, Muslim Seniors Circle of Halton/Peel
  58. Dr Sirma Bilge, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Universite de Montreal
  59. Dr Marni Binder, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  60. Dr Greg Bird, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  61. Dr Rusty Bitterman, Professor, Department of History, St Thomas University
  62. Dr Malcolm Blincow, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, York University
  63. Elizabeth Block, member, Independent Jewish Voices
  64. Suzanne Bouclin, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  65. Susan Boyd, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
  66. Dr Lara Braitstein, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, McGill University
  67. Dr Sean Brayton, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Lethbridge
  68. Judith Brisson, graduate student, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  69. Dr Melisa Brittain, Research Administrator, First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta
  70. Dr Deborah Brock, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, York University
  71. Dr Andrew Brook, Chancellor’s Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Carleton University; President, Canadian Psychoanalytic Society
  72. Karin Brothers, member, United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
  73. Dr Enda Brophy, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
  74. Tami Brushey, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
  75. Dr M Darrol Bryant, Centre for Dialogue and Spirituality in World Religions, Renison University College, Waterloo
  76. Dr Bill Burgess, Faculty, Geography Department, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  77. Dr Mike Burke, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  78. Dr Rhiannon Bury, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Athabasca University
  79. Dr Charles E Butterworth, Emeritus Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland
  80. Dr David Butz, Professor, Department of Geography, Brock University
  81. Fathima Cader, JD, MA
  82. Dr James Cairns, Associate Professor of Society, Culture, and Environment, Wilfrid Laurier University
  83. Dr C Cambre, Assistant Professor, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario
  84. Canadian Association of Muslim Women’s Lawyers
  85. Dr Valentina Capurri, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Ryerson University
  86. Dr Anna Carastathis, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, California State University
  87. Anne Laurel Carter, author
  88. Dr Sheila L Cavanagh, Associate Professor of Sociology, York University
  89. Irfan Chaudhry, PhD candidate, University of Alberta
  90. Dr Becky Choma, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University
  91. Dr Donna Chovanec, Associate Professor of Adult Education, University of Alberta
  92. Dr Ronald D Chrisjohn, Associate Professor, Department of Native Studies, St Thomas University
  93. Dr David Ciavatta, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ryerson University
  94. Dr Lynda Clarke, Associate Professor, Department of Religion, Concordia University
  95. Dr Ayesha S Chaudhry, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia
  96. Dr R Cheran, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, University of Windsor
  97. Dr Peter Cole, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Education
  98. Dr Daniel Coleman, Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
  99. Dr William D Coleman, Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs and Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo; Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, McMaster University
  100. Dr Ken Collier, Professor (retired), University of Regina and Athabasca University
  101. Dr Rebecca Comay, Professor, Philosophy Department and Center for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
  102. Dr Janet Conway, Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, Brock University
  103. Dr Deborah Cook, Professor of Philosophy, University of Windsor
  104. Edward Corrigan, lawyer, writer, and journalist
  105. Dr Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
  106. Ibrahim Danial, lawyer
  107. Dr Edwin E Daniel, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University and University of Alberta
  108. Dr Golam Dastagir, former Visiting Professor and Research Scholar, University of Toronto
  109. Howard Davidson, member, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
  110. Dr Hilary E Davis, Contract Faculty, Departments of Philosophy and Humanities, York University
  111. Mary Ellen Davis, Part-Time Faculty, School of Cinema, Concordia University
  112. Dr Amber Dean, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies and Graduate Program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research, McMaster University
  113. Dr Sheila Delany, Professor Emerita, Simon Fraser University
  114. Dr Wilfrid B Denis, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan
  115. Dr Erin Despard, FQRSC Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
  116. Dr James Deutsch, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  117. Judith Deutsch, Independent Jewish Voices
  118. Ramadhane Dhib, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Ryerson University
  119. Dr Stewart Donovan, Professor, Department of English, St Thomas University
  120. Dr Stacy Douglas, Assistant Professor, Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
  121. Dr Richard Douglass-Chin, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Windsor
  122. Dr Zoe Druick, Associate Professor, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
  123. Said Easa, Professor, Ryerson University
  124. Curran Egan, PhD candidate, McMaster University
  125. Dr Peter Eglin, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  126. Dr Firoza Elavia, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, York University
  127. Dr Walid El Khachab, Associate Professor, York University
  128. Dr Greg Elmer, Professor of Media, Ryerson University
  129. Dr Christo El Morr, Assistant Professor, York University
  130. Mohamed El Sayed, JD/MBA candidate, University of Toronto
  131. Rasha El-Tawil, lawyer
  132. Jackie Esmonde, lawyer
  133. Dr John L Esposito, Professor, Georgetown University
  134. Barbara Evans, Associate Professor, Department of Film, York University
  135. Dr Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  136. Michael Fakhri, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
  137. Dr Elaine Fantham, Professor Emerita, Department of Classics, University of Toronto
  138. Dr Randa Farah, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario
  139. Beyhan Farhadi, PhD candidate, Geography Department, University of Toronto
  140. Dr Matthew Farish, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto
  141. Lorraine Farkas, retired civil servant
  142. Kouroush Farrokhzad, lawyer
  143. Dr Harvey A Feit, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, McMaster University
  144. Nilab Ferozan, graduate student, Department of History, McMaster University
  145. Dr LM Findlay, Professor of English, University of Saskatchewan
  146. Dr Judith Fletcher, Professor, Department of History, Wilfrid Laurier University
  147. Andrew Forster, Researcher and Adjunct Faculty, Concordia University
  148. George Foster, retired teacher
  149. Dr Margot Francis, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies/Sociology, Brock University
  150. Fredericton Palestine Solidarity
  151. Dr Lisa Freeman, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University
  152. Richard Fung, Professor, OCAD University
  153. Dr Doreen Fumia, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  154. Monika Kin Gagnon, Professor, Concordia University
  155. Martin Gallie, Professeur de droit, Departement des sciences juridiques, Universite de Quebec a Montreal
  156. Dr Miriam Garfinkle, MD
  157. Cheryl Gaster, LLB, CMed
  158. Dr Jack Gegenberg, Professor of Mathematics, University of New Brunswick
  159. Dr Dina Georgis, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
  160. Dr Christos Giannou, former head surgeon, International Committee of the Red Cross; former surgeon, Palestinian Red Crescent Society; Associate Professor, Queen Mary and Bart’s School of Medicine, University of London; lecturer, University of Athens
  161. Dr Emily Gilbert, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  162. Harry Glasbeek, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Osgoode Hall Law School
  163. Guy Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow (International Law), All Souls College, University of Oxford
  164. Tracy Glynn, Professor of Environment and Society, St Thomas University
  165. Dr Donald Goellnicht, Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies and Director, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University
  166. Dr Antonio Gomez-Moriana, Professeur emerite de Litterature compare, Universite de Montreal; Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  167. Isabel Gomez-Moriana, Global MBA candidate, University of Toronto
  168. Dr Rachel Gorman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health, York University
  169. Dr Kevin A Gould, Associate Professor, Concordia University
  170. Dr Catherine Graham, Associate Professor of Humanities, McMaster University
  171. Dr Janice Graham, Professor, Dalhousie University
  172. Donald Grayston, Director (retired), Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  173. John Greyson, video/filmmaker; Professor, York University
  174. Dr Julie Guard, Associate Professor, History and Labour Studies, University of Manitoba
  175. Cathy Gulkin, filmmaker, Independent Jewish Voices
  176. Dr Jasmin Habib, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Balsillie School for International Affairs, University of Waterloo
  177. Dr Budd L Hall, Professor, University of Victoria
  178. Dr Wael Hallaq, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
  179. Hussein Hamdani, lawyer
  180. Yavar Hameed, lawyer, Hameed & Farrokhzad
  181. Dr Paul Hamel, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  182. Dr Bernie Hammond, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Justice and Peace Studies, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario
  183. Dr Paul Handford, Professor Emeritus, Biology, University of Western Ontario
  184. Dr Jens Hanssen, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  185. Susan K Harrison, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  186. Sumi Hasegawa, Retired Faculty Lecturer, McGill University
  187. Dr Nader Hashemi, Associate Professor, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  188. Seyed M Hashemi, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University
  189. Danny Heap, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
  190. Dr David Heap, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario
  191. Tracy Heffernan, lawyer
  192. Dr Ingrid Hehmeyer, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  193. Alireza Heidar-Barghi, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  194. Ida C Henderson, retired economist (Government of Canada); human rights activist
  195. Dr Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Ryerson University
  196. Dr Gleider Hernandez, Lecturer in Law, Durham University
  197. Rob Heynen, Sessional Assistant Professor, York University
  198. Dr John Holmes, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Queen’s University
  199. Dr Rhoda E Howard-Hassmann, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, School of International Policy and Governance and Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
  200. Derek Hrynshyn, Departments of Political Science and Communication Studies, York University
  201. Dr Adrienne Hurley, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, McGill University
  202. Dr Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
  203. Murtaza Hussain, journalist, The Intercept
  204. Dr Yasmine Hussain, MD
  205. Dr Ali Hussein, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ryerson University
  206. David Hylnsky, artist; Lecturer, University of Toronto Scarborough
  207. Deanna Ida, Operations Coordinator and Researcher at Pomegranate Tree Group; Administration at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic
  208. Dr Suzan Ilcan, Professor of Sociology, University of Waterloo
  209. Basit Kareem Iqbal, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
  210. Humera Jabir, JD candidate, McGill University
  211. Dr Mary Jackes, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo
  212. Barbara Jackman, lawyer
  213. Troy Jackson, President, El-Tawhid Juma Circle Toronto Unity Mosque
  214. Dr Beenash Jafri, PhD, York University
  215. Dr Ramin Jahanbegloo, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, York University
  216. Dr Kajri Jain, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  217. Dr Aisha Jamal, Assistant Professor, Trent University
  218. Dr Amina Jamal, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University
  219. Oscar Jarzmik, PhD candidate, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
  220. Dr Yasmin Jiwani, Professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University
  221. Dr Miriam Jones, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
  222. Dr Bassam Jubran, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University
  223. Jasminka Kalajdzic, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  224. Dr Amy Kaler, Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta
  225. Azeezah Kanji, JD, University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Programming Coordinator, Noor Cultural Centre
  226. Samira Kanji, President, Noor Cultural Centre
  227. Dr Ilan Kapoor, Professor, York University
  228. Dr Lara Karaian, Assistant Professor, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University
  229. Dr SR Karim, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University
  230. Dr Michael Keefer, Professor Emeritus, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph
  231. Dr Paul Kellogg, Associate Professor, Athabasca University
  232. Dr Catherine Kellogg, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Alberta
  233. Dr Kamala Kempadoo, Professor, Department of Political Science, York University
  234. Dr Olga Kempo, Retired Faculty, Capilano University
  235. Dr Robert D Kent, Professor, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor
  236. Laruen Kepkiewicz, PhD candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  237. Abdul-Basit Khan, lawyer
  238. Ateeka Khan, PhD candidate, McMaster University
  239. Gul Khan, Professor and Program Director for Computer Engineering, Ryerson University
  240. Mira Khazzam, member, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  241. Dr Khurram J Khan, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University
  242. Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan, former refugee judge; journalist; Order of Canada, Order of Ontario
  243. Sharifa Khan, JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  244. El-Farouk Khaki, refugee and immigration lawyer
  245. Yomna Khatib, lawyer
  246. Jerry Jareer Khouri, public policy and business professional, commentator, and writer
  247. Raja Khouri, Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  248. Dr Jeff King, Senior Lecturer in Laws, University College London
  249. Dr Samantha King, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University
  250. Dr Gary Kinsman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Laurentian University
  251. Dr Mustafa Koc, Professor, Department of Sociology and Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University
  252. Dr Sara Koopman, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, York University
  253. Natalie Kouri-Towe, Instructor, University of Toronto
  254. Kim Koyama, community activist
  255. Dr Atif Kubursi, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, McMaster University
  256. Dr Jason Kunin, teacher
  257. Blair Kuntz, Near and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, University of Toronto
  258. Safia J Lakhani, lawyer
  259. Krishna Lalbiharie, Canada-Palestine Support Network, Winnipeg
  260. Dr Thomas Lamarre, Professor, McGill University
  261. Desiree Lamoureux, PhD candidate, University of Western Ontario
  262. Dr Tom Langford, Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary
  263. Peter Larson, writer
  264. Dimitri Lascaris, lawyer
  265. Dr Alex Latta, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  266. Sharon Lax, teacher
  267. Dr Sabine LeBel, Writing Instructor, University of Toronto
  268. Val Lem, Librarian, Ryerson University
  269. Dr Suzanne Lenon, Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Lethbridge
  270. Dr Daryl Leroux, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary`s University
  271. Dr Andree Levesque, Professor Emerita, History Department, McGill University
  272. Lesley Levy, member, Independent Jewish Voices
  273. Jamie Liew, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
  274. Dr Abby Lippman, Professor Emerita, McGill University
  275. Ronit Little, Vice-President, United Jewish People’s Order, Toronto
  276. Dr Brenda Longfellow, Interim Graduate Program Director, Cinema and Media Studies, York University
  277. Dr Susan Lord, Associate Professor, Queen’s University
  278. Tamara Lorincz, MBA/LLB, Rotary International World; Peace Fellow 2014-2014
  279. Dr Tarek Loubani, MD
  280. Dr Miriam Lowi, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies Program, The College of New Jersey
  281. Dr David Lubell, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo
  282. Dr Andrew Lugg, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa
  283. Michael Lynk, Professor, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
  284. Dr Andrew Lyons, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Waterloo
  285. Dr Harriet Lyons, Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Waterloo
  286. Dr Ngok-Wah Ma, Professor, Ryerson University
  287. Dr Sabine Mabardi, retired faculty, Douglas College (British Columbia)
  288. Katie MacDonald, PhD candidate, University of Alberta
  289. Dr Bonnie MacLachlan, Professor Emerita and Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario
  290. Dr Kym Maclaren, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University
  291. Anita MacLean, National Education Committee on Israel and Palestine
  292. Dr Mojtaba Mahdavi, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
  293. Dr Faiza Majeed, primary care physician
  294. Dr Jo Ann Majerovich, physician
  295. Dr Abeer Majid, primary care physician
  296. Dania Majid, Arab Canadian Lawyers Association
  297. Eva Manly, community activist
  298. Jim Manly, retired United Church Minister; Member of Parliament 1980-1988
  299. Diane Marshall, family therapist
  300. Dr Juan Carlos Martinez, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Mount Allison University
  301. Robert Massoud, founder, Beit Zatoun
  302. Dr Sara Matthews, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  303. Cindy McCallum Miller, President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers Castelgar Local, British Columbia
  304. Tim McCaskell, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
  305. Brian McIntosh, United Church Minister, member of United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel
  306. Patrick McLane, PhD candidate, University of Alberta
  307. Dr David McNally, Professor of Political Science, York University
  308. Dr Anne Meneley, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Trent University
  309. Shelina Merani, Muslim Presence
  310. Dr Iman Mersal, Associate Professor, Middle Eastern and African Studies Program, University of Alberta
  311. Dr Rod Millard, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Western Ontario
  312. Dr Suzanne Mills, Associate Professor, School of Labour Studies and Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University
  313. Parviz Mirbaghi, retired teacher
  314. Dr Amira Mittermaier, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  315. Carel Moiseiwitsch, artist and activist
  316. Patricia Molloy, Contract Faculty, Ryerson University
  317. Kevin Moloney, Department of Languages, York University
  318. Dr Radhika Mongia, Associate Professor, York University
  319. Dr Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Notre Dame
  320. Nermeen Mouftah, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  321. Claire Mumme, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  322. Mike Murakami, community activist
  323. Dr Karen Murray, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, York University
  324. Dr Roxanne Mykitiuk, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  325. Dr Denise Nadeau, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Concordia University
  326. Dr Mary-Jo Nadeau, Independent Scholar, Toronto
  327. Dr Joanne Naiman, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Ryerson University
  328. Dr Shaun Narine, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, St Thomas University
  329. Muneeb Nasir, writer and community activist
  330. Hadayt Nazami, lawyer, Partner at Jackman, Nazami & Associates
  331. Dr Sheryl Nestel, PhD
  332. Dr Winnie Ng, CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University
  333. Dr Judith Nicholson, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  334. Marielle Nitoslawska, Professor, School of Cinema, Concordia University
  335. Maire Noonan, Researcher and Course Instructor, McGill University
  336. Mohammad Norouzi, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  337. Dr Sam Noumoff, Professor (retired), McGill University
  338. Dr Susie O’Brien, Associate Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
  339. Dr Obiora Okafor, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  340. Dr Colleen O’Manique, Associate Professor, Trent University
  341. Jennifer Orange, lawyer; SJD candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  342. Dr Garnet Ord, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  343. Dr Pat O’Riley, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
  344. Michael Palamarek, Course Director, Glendon College, York University
  345. Dr Genevieve Page, Professeure, Department de science politique, Universite de Quebec a Montreal
  346. Dr Patricia Palulis, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
  347. Dr Idrisa Pandit, Director, Studies in Islam, University of Waterloo
  348. Dr Margaret Aziza Pappano, Associate Professor of English, Queen’s University
  349. Fran Pappert-Shannon, Director of Public Relations, Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo
  350. Andre Paradis, Former President, Amnesty International Canada French-speaking section; Former Executive Director, Ligue des droits et libertes du Quebec
  351. Ondine Park, PhD candidate, University of Alberta
  352. Dr Ilya Parkins, Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of British Columbia
  353. Dr Donna Patrick, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University
  354. Karen Pearlston, Associate Professor of Law, University of New Brunswick
  355. Mueed Peerbhoy, lawyer
  356. Pamela D Pengelley, civil litigation counsel
  357. Dr John Peters, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Laurentian University
  358. Elizabeth Pickett, LLM
  359. Dr Elaine Pigeon, Part-Time Faculty, Concordia University
  360. Dr Glyne Piggott, Professor Emeritus, McGill University
  361. Dr Lila Pine, Associate Professor, New Media, RTA, School of Media
  362. Marion Pollack, retired union activist
  363. Nancy Pollack, Instructor, Langara College, Vancouver
  364. Mahla Poudineh, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  365. Dr Craig Proulx, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, St Thomas University
  366. Dr Trevor Purvis, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University
  367. Dr Mary Beth Raddon, Associate Professor, Brock University
  368. Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla, Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, University of Jordan
  369. Dr Najat Rahman, Associate Professor, Universite de Montreal
  370. Diana Ralph, Steering Committee Member, Independent Jewish Voices Canada
  371. Ebad Rahman, lawyer
  372. Nanky Rai, MPH; medical student, University of Toronto
  373. Omar Ramahi, Professor, University of Waterloo
  374. Judith Ramirez, former member, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  375. Dr Denis Rancourt, former Full Professor of Physics, University of Ottawa
  376. Dr Norma Rantisi, Professor, Concordia University
  377. Dr Marjorie Ratcliffe, Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Western Ontario
  378. Carol Rawson, retired child welfare worker
  379. Dr Frances Ravensbergen, Part-Time Faculty, Concordia University
  380. Dr Sherene Razack, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  381. Judy Rebick, author
  382. Dr Nevin Reda, Assistant Professor of Muslim Studies, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
  383. Yousef Rehman, lawyer
  384. Dr James Reilly, Professor, Modern Middle East History, University of Toronto
  385. Dr Marilee Reimer, Professor of Sociology, St Thomas University
  386. Dr Pilar Riano-Alcala, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
  387. Sandrine Ricci, Doctorante et charge de cours en sociologie, UQAM
  388. Krista Riley, PhD candidate, Communication Studies, Concordia University; Editor-in Chief, Muslimah Media Watch
  389. Michael Riordon, author
  390. Dr Karen Robert, Associate Professor, Department of History, St Thomas University
  391. Jillian Rogin, LLB, Women in Solidarity with Palestine
  392. Dr Vincent Romani, Professor, University du Quebec a Montreal
  393. Herman Rosenfeld, Sessional Instructor, Labour Studies and Political Science, McMaster University and York University
  394. Dr Stephanie Ross, Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, York University
  395. Dr Reuben Roth, Assistant Professor, Laurentian University
  396. Dr Marty Roth, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Minnesota
  397. Dr Karin Ruehrdanz, Professor, University of Toronto; Curator, Royal Ontario Museum
  398. Sid Ryan, President, Ontario Federation of Labour
  399. Sana Saeed, producer, Al Jazeera Plus
  400. Roula Said, Arabic vocalist and musician
  401. Anais Salamon, Bibliothecaire en chef, Bibliotheque d’etudes islamiques, McGill University
  402. Dr Rania Salem, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough
  403. Leigh Salsberg, immigration and refugee lawyer
  404. Dr Ariel Salzmann, Associate Professor, Islamic and World History, Queen’s University
  405. Magaly San Martin, Professor, Sheridan College
  406. Madalena Santos, PhD candidate and Contract Instructor, Carleton
  407. Dr Dominique Sarny, Professeur, University of Regina
  408. Dr George Sawa, Independent Scholar, Medieval Arabic Music History
  409. Dr Asma Sayeed, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, UCLA-NELC
  410. Dr Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York; Fellow, University of Toronto
  411. Robert Semeniuk, photojournalist
  412. Hend Shalan, PhD candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University
  413. Dr Majid Sharif, Associate Professor in International Affairs, Eastern Washington University
  414. Elizabeth Sheehy, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa
  415. C Tess Sheldon, lawyer and graduate student
  416. Greg Shupak, Sessional Faculty, University of Guelph
  417. Yusra Siddiquee, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
  418. Shahina Siddiqui, President, Islamic Social Services Association Canada
  419. Dr Laury Silvers, PhD, Islamic Studies
  420. Mark Simpson, Associate Professor, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta
  421. Dr Raj Singh, Associate Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, Careleton University
  422. Bill Skidmore, Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa
  423. Susan Gold Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Windsor
  424. Gemma Smyth, Associate Professor and Academic Clinic Director, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  425. Mona Sobhani, graduate student, University of Toronto
  426. Heather Spears (Goldenberg), member, Society of Authors, League of Canadian Poets, Writers’ Union of Canada
  427. Youcef Soufi, PhD Candidate, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto; Jackman Humanities Institute Fellow
  428. Debbie Starzynski, City of Toronto Employment and Social Services
  429. Dr Davia Stasiulis, Professor of Sociology, Carleton University
  430. Dr Jennifer A Stephen, Associate Professor, Department of History, York University
  431. Dr Peter H Stephenson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria
  432. Dr Andrew Stevens, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina
  433. Dr Jennifer Selby, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  434. Brett Story, PhD candidate, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
  435. Chis Stoute, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Ryerson University
  436. Dr Kiven Strohm, Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology, The American University in Cairo
  437. Dr Veronica Strong-Boag, Historian and Historical Consultant; Professor Emerita, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice/Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
  438. Dr Tristan Sturm, Assistant Professor of Geography and Director of Critical Border Studies, York University
  439. Dr Dwyer Sullivan, Coordinator of Educators for Justice, Christian Peacemaker teams, St Jerome’s Catholic Campus Ministry
  440. Khaled Sultan, PEng, CFA
  441. Ameena Sultan, Director, Arab Canadian Lawyers’ Association
  442. Dr Donald Swartz, Professor (retired), Carleton University
  443. Itrath Syed, PhD candidate, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
  444. Dr Sumairah Syed, MD, Lecturer, University of Toronto
  445. Dr Vannina Sztainbok, Lecturer, Department of Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  446. Dr Charles Taylor, philosopher
  447. James H Taylor, Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick
  448. Dr Nancy Thede, Professeure, Department de science politique, Universite de Quebec a Montreal
  449. Dr Sunera Thobani, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
  450. Jasmine Thomas, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta
  451. Dr Neil Tomlinson, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
  452. Dr Mahdi Tourage, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Social Justice and Peace Studies, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario
  453. Dr Michael Truscello, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Mount Royal University
  454. Dr Steven Tufts, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, York University
  455. Dr Ebru Ustundag, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
  456. Dr Emily van der Meulen, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
  457. Dr Karine Vanthuyne, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Ottawa
  458. Dr Darrell Varga, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
  459. John Voorpostel, Chair, World Interfaith Harmony Week Steering Committee Toronto
  460. Dr Rinaldo Walcott, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  461. Dr Christopher Waters, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  462. Dr Laura Westra, Professor Emerita (Philosophy), University of Windsor; Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of Milano; Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of Trento
  463. Dr Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
  464. Dr Janice Williamson, Professor, English and Film Studies, University of Alberta
  465. Sheila Wilmot, Contract Faculty, Ryerson University
  466. Dr James Winter, Professor of Communication, Media an Film, University of Windsor
  467. Rita Wong, writer
  468. Dr Lesley Wood, Professor, Department of Sociology, York University
  469. Dr Renee Worringer, Associate Professor of Islamic and Middle East History, University of Guelph
  470. Dr Sujith Xavier, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  471. h. Yael, artist; Professor, OCAD University
  472. Dr Donna Young, Assistant Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of Toronto
  473. Dr Heather Young-Leslie, Associate Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta
  474. Dr Ali Hassan Zaidi, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies and Co-Coordinator, Muslim Studies Option, Wilfrid Laurier University
  475. Dr Anna Zalik, Associate Professor, York University
  476. Yedida Zalik, LLB/MSW, University of Toronto
  477. Nima Zareian, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  478. Dr Jasmin Zine, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
  479. Dr Michael Zryd, Associate Professor, York University
  480. Adnan Zuberi, filmmaker

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