Ryerson, however, like every other mainstream university, would never dream of hiring someone who dared dissent from the official line that Islam is a religion of peace.
“Students urge Ryerson administration to fire a teaching assistant over anti-Jewish statements,” by Ilana Shneider, CIJ News, February 24, 2017:
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”.
The flyers, which were signed by a group calling itself Ryerson Against Racism, urged Ryerson administration to fire Elkasrawy for making “extremely hateful statements about Jews”.
Following the CIJnews exposé on Masjid Toronto, B’nai Brith Canada – a leading Jewish human rights advocacy organization – contacted Ryerson to demand that swift action be taken against Elkasrawy for anti-Jewish comments he made at the mosque. “There is no place for someone who describes Jews as “filth” as a teaching assistant at a Canadian university, especially when this anti-Semitism is disguised as a pious religious expression”, B’nai Brith’s campus coordinator wrote in a statement.
On February 22, 2017, Jewish Defence League of Canada filed a hate crimes complaint with the Toronto Police against Masjid Toronto over the anti-Jewish supplications recited at the mosque.
Aedan O’Connor, third year Jewish student at Ryerson told CIJnews that she was distressed, but not surprised, to learn about what the teaching assistant said at the mosque.
O’Connor, who is still reeling from the walkout orchestrated by student union president Obaid Ullah during a debate on a motion to hold Holocaust Education Week on campus, said that “based on what happened with the Holocaust walkout, I don’t believe that Ryerson appropriately penalizes people who espouse anti-Semitism.”…