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Hind Al Hassoun at the Arabian Canadian Bazaar on January 18 2015. Hind Al Hassoun at the Arabian Canadian Bazaar on January 18 2015. Ibrahim Alghazali

What Do You Want The World To Know About Arab Culture? - Hind Al Hassoun

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Muslim Link is continuing its series Muslims of Ottawa. At the Arabian Canadian Bazaar, we asked Arab Muslims from Ottawa the question: What Do You Want The World to Know about Arab Culture?. Here is a volunteer with the Palestinian Students' Association of Carleton University, Hind Al Hassoun's response.

What I want people to know about the Arab culture that it’s not ISIS. The Arab culture is not angry men on TV or angry men oppressing their women. The Arab culture is one of the most beautiful cultures in the world! The Arab culture is all about generosity and hospitality. It is about caring and loving your family and friends. The Arab culture is about having huge dinner parties every week because you feel like it. Last thing I want to say for all the non-Arabs, is please visit an Arab country or read about one, you’ll know it is better than what the media portrays.

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Muslims of Ottawa is a photographic representation of the diversity and humanity of our community. The project is two-fold: (1) We want to share and document the broad array of cultures, lifestyles, professions and other defining features of Muslims in Ottawa and (2) we want to hear from members of the community in their own words. This project originally began as a partnership between Muslim Link and abcreatives, who took 20 photos of Muslims in Ottawa. Muslim Link is now continuing the project which takes its inspiration primarily from Humans of New York, but is also influenced by loveOttawa and Somali Sideways.