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Pakistan diaspora and the politics of the Hijab

The suggestion of violent disputes between a 16-year-old girl in Mississauga and her father over her desire to show her hair and live a “normal” lifestyle raises questions about tensions between parents and children in the Muslim community…But members of the community particularly young Muslim women  say the tension can exist both ways.

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December 11th, 2007|Islam, Islamophobia, Journalism, media|6 Comments

Islamophobia of Muslims

A sad day for Pakistan and progressive Islam. A close associate of Javaid Ghamidi– perhaps the best known Pakistani exponent of enlightened (I hate the word “moderate” – it such a Western construct!) Islam was shot yesterday. It is not just a threat to Ghamidi and his Institute Al-Mawrid but a […]

August 25th, 2006|Islam|0 Comments

Marvels of Malaysia

Striking evidence of an atmosphere of cultural inclusion is reflected by the 16 million (yes, really!) tourists that visit Malaysia each year. The credit for this can go not only to Malaysia's excellent infrastructure, but also its remarkably free and fair atmosphere. The ninth 5-year plan 2006-2010 predicts that the number of tourists will increase to 25 million.

February 3rd, 2006|Islam, Published in The Friday Times, Travel|2 Comments