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Clash of Ignorance: Islamophobia

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OCT 2023

My name is Ameera Essabar and I have had the pleasure and the privilege to work on this piece for the past four years, and I am so excited for it to finally be out in the world! 

I began “Clash of Ignorance: Islamophobia” in Grade 12, with the sole intention of completing a research paper for my English Literature course.


Now in my final year of undergraduate studies, I look back to my seventeen-year-old self, knowing that four years ago I could never have imagined what this piece has become. Throughout these past few years, I have been intensely editing the piece with the goal of creating something impactful for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. 


Ameera Essabar

UofMosaic Fellow

Cohort: 2021 - 2023


I am so honoured to have my work published by the Mosaic Institute, as it is a superb organization whose mission and vision align in every way with my story. This is an extremely personal piece, but it is not only personal to myself. It sheds light on the experiences of Muslims worldwide, and I hope, provides optimism for the creation of an inclusive and compassionate world for all.

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UofMosaic is a two-year university and college-level Fellowship that provides meaningful engagement and equips youth with the leadership skills to dismantle prejudice on campuses across Canada and around the world. Learn more about UofMosaic today.


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This project was produced during the 2-year college and university fellowship, UofMosaic. This program is proudly supported by BMO.


This publication was produced during the UofMosaic Fellowship.

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