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A MEETING OF MODERN MUSLIM MINDS

Sunday March 26 was a wet, dark and cold day in Toronto. But inside the boardroom of Hilton Garden Inn, there was warmth, light and critical thinking. This is because Muslims and non-Muslims came together for a one day summit … Continue reading

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M-103 won’t build a more united Canada. It will turn Canadians against each other (National Post, Feb 22, 17)

On Dec. 5, 2016, Canadian MP Iqra Khalid proposed Motion 103 (a motion against Islamophobia) and began her statement in parliament by saying, “Mr. Speaker, I am a young, brown, Muslim, Canadian woman …” I find it curious that she begins by identifying herself … Continue reading

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LEARN FROM YESTERDAY, LIVE FOR TODAY AND HOPE FOR TOMORROW – Albert Einstein

WRAP UP OF 2016 – AND WHAT A YEAR IT WAS! 2016 was the year for travel. I travelled to 36 events and conferences through the year. January started with a visit to Sweden where we screened Honor Diaries in … Continue reading

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IS THIS ABOUT THE REAL ISLAMIC HERITAGE OR A WHITE WASH?

October has been officially declared as Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario after a Private Member’s Bill was tabled but now has been unanimously passed by Legislature. Ontario Provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Islamic Heritage Month is an opportunity to … Continue reading

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A TOUR OF EUROPE

(On September 25, I travelled with a group hosted by The Middle East Forum on a fact-finding mission to Europe. There were 33 attendees from Australia, UK, Canada and USA (academics, activists and ordinary citizens) and we spent two days … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH WAKES UP TO JIHADIST IDEOLOGY By Raheel Raza

In the wake of repeated terror attacks against bloggers and activists in Bangladesh, a fatwa by 1,01,524 Islamic scholars and clerics was issued this June. http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/over-1-lakh-bangladesh-clerics-issue-fatwa-against-extremism-2861497 This comes at a time in the history of Bangladesh when there are discussions … Continue reading

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THE PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS – PATHWAYS TO PEACE THE WISDOM OF LISTENING, THE POWER OF COMMITMENT

(In anticipation of Toronto being considered as a possible venue for PWR in either 2017 or 2018, here is my personal experience from 2004) THE PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS – PATHWAYS TO PEACE THE WISDOM OF LISTENING, THE POWER OF … Continue reading

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