Abubakar Kasim
Abubakar Kasim is a freelance writer living in Toronto.

Entries by Abubakar Kasim

The Rest Of The World Needs A Backup Plan If Trump Wins

(94) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 3:59 PM

As Donald Trump is fiercely climbing the ladder to attain power, as he is running fast in the race to the finishing line, I am surprised to see that no nation on earth coming up with a plan B for all those who are loathed and despised by...

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Ring In 2016 By Rejecting The Politics Of Fear And Hate

(40) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 4:49 PM

As we say farewell to the passing year, I hope the world will unite to say goodbye to the voices of intolerance, division and hate.

I hope that just as Canadians overcame the voice of intolerance and embraced the voice of hope in the election, the Americans will follow...

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Donald Trump Should Be Treated Like The Extremist He Is

(27) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 10:08 AM

Donald Trump seems to have a problem with what an American should look like -- and whatever that is, it certainly excludes Muslims.

He is probably unaware of who Muslims really are and probably assumes they are only Arabs -- despite the fact that Arabs constitute only a tiny...

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Carnage In Paris: We Need To Break The Cycle Of Violence

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 2:31 PM

The senseless attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of at least 129 people is a cycle of madness that must stop.

A group of fanatics unleash a wave of attacks that terrorizes innocent people like what we are witnessing in Paris. World leaders, in particular the...

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Goodbye to Star Columnist Haroon Siddiqui

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 12:58 PM

It was heartbreaking -- to say the least -- to read Haroon Siddiqui's last column in the Toronto Star.

But in life, everything at one point will come to an end.

Siddiqui was a voice of sanity at a time when extremism has dominated our walk...

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When a Muslim Commits a Crime, the Whole Community Pays

(34) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 10:45 AM

No matter how gruesome a crime might be -- whether it is the 1999 Columbine school shooting, the 1995 Oklahoma massacre, or whether it is about the allegation of sexual assaults involved children by high ranking officials of the Catholic church; in spite how horrific the crime is, no one...

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God Has No Place in the Indian Gang-Rape Tragedy

(87) Comments | Posted December 29, 2012 | 7:15 AM

As the Toronto Star has reported, the young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi died Saturday at a Singapore hospital, after her horrific ordeal galvanized Indians to demand greater protection from sexual violence that affects thousands of women daily, in...

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The Right to Bear Arms Is Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2012 | 11:40 PM

Words cannot describe the agony and pain felt by the families who have lost loved once in the mass shooting that had taken place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut on Friday.

What is more agonizing and depressing at the same time is to...

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How to Avoid the Headache of Holiday Shopping

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2012 | 11:31 PM

December is the month of holiday and shopping. Irrespective of one's religious and cultural background, one cannot resist the temptation of going out shopping.

Shopping malls are swamped throughout the month especially on the Boxing Day by shoppers who go ballistic in their attempt to take advantage...

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Shame on Anti-Muslims for Criticizing Trudeau

(8) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 11:00 PM

Anti-Muslim bigots have gone too far in criticizing Justin Trudeau for his anticipated speech at a major Islamic conference that is going to be held next week in Toronto.

As reported by CBC, the critics have raised concerns about radical views and the alleged affiliation of...

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Rob Ford Didn't Deserve to Be Fired

(43) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 4:01 PM

I felt sad to hear the court's decision to oust Mayor Rob Ford from office. In spite of what is said about him in the media (as if he was a wild beast who eats humans) he is indeed a caring politician who listens to people and tries to do...

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Western Leaders Should Support Justice, Not Israel

(28) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 10:34 AM

It is sad to see the international community under the leadership of the US, Canada, and the UK acting irresponsibly in their one-sided reactions toward the crisis in the Middle East.

Instead of acting neutral, these leaders are putting their egso and political agendas ahead...

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Seven Skills Martial Arts Can Teach You

(3) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 10:12 AM

One of the most effective ways to tackle the problem of bullying is to build a strong foundation in the mind of a child by strengthening it with confidence through martial arts training.

Schools should have marital arts training as part of its curriculum so that children will have...

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So What if Obama Were a Muslim?

(11) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 7:46 AM

It is deeply worrisome and disturbing to see the amount of hate that is out there against Muslims. When hate against a marginalized group gains momentum and spreads its venom in society, the outcome becomes dreadful.

History testifies to this. Hatred towards Jews has led to the massacre of millions...

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McGuinty Was a Premier Who Understood Immigrants

(4) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 11:55 AM

I was caught off guard and shocked to hear the abrupt departure of Dalton McGuinty from the Ontario's political arena.

Irrespective of your views of the man and which side of the political fence you stand on, the dedication, commitment and sincerity of the man can not...

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No True Muslim Would Shoot a Young Girl

(44) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 5:45 PM

The shooting of the young Pakistani activist shows one thing: Fanatics are cowards who stand on a shallow ground and can not defend themselves even against a child. Instead, they resort to violence to silence their critics. They lack confidence and are weak to the bone.

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The Arbitrary Limits to Freedom of Expression

(29) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:00 AM

I am confused about the concept of freedom of expression. The publication of the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims and the drawing of caricatures of prophet Muhammad that appeared in a French magazine has made me revisit about my own understanding of the concept of freedom of...

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Omar Khadr: Canadian or Second Class Citizen?

(72) Comments | Posted September 29, 2012 | 3:09 PM

The arrival of Omar Khadr on Canadian soil was long overdue. It is the right thing to do and justice has finally been served. This saga has put our values and principles to the test.

Many people have cried out loud to ban him from...

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The "Innoncence of Muslims" Promotes Hate, Not Dialogue

(36) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 12:23 PM

Canadians who value tolerance, respect and harmony should not listen to the voices of people like Chris Selley of the National Post who wrote that the media should show clips of the anti-Islam film behind the outrage if it offends people or not.

It should also ignore...

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Muslim Hooligans Know Not the Prophet They Defend

(21) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 3:35 PM

Muslims have gone out of control with rage and anger and took matters into their own hands forgetting the noble character of the Prophet they claim to defend.

While they have every right to protest against the anti-Islam film, they have crossed boundaries and limits in killing the U.S....

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