Source: CBC News
After enduring discriminatory comments about their religion in school, two West Vancouver brothers have done something to dispel what they call perceived stereotypes about Islam.
Kian Lalji, 17, a grade 12 student at Sentinel Secondary School, and his brother, Razaan, who is in grade 10, held an event on Sunday called “Understanding Islam in a world of Fake News and Stereotypes.”
Kian said the genesis came from when he was in Grade 8 and another student asked him if he was a terrorist.
“At first I laughed it off … but I realized later on that it wasn’t actually a joke,” he said. “People shouldn’t be stereotyped especially at a young age.”