Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan
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Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan is a retired Canadian journalist, civil servant and refugee judge. He has received the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Golden Jubilee medals for his work as a journalist, his leadership of Muslims in Ottawa and his efforts to promote better understanding between Canadians of diverse faiths and backgrounds.

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Don't Blame Mosques For Muslim Radicalization

(28) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 12:45 PM

The tragic killing of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Office Patrice Vincent by two deranged individuals reminded Canadians that terrorism is a threat in Canada and that they should work together to promote the values of harmony and mutual respect. But some individuals are doing just the opposite.


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Blame Human Nature For Boko Haram, Not Islam

(15) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 12:27 PM

The world has reacted with outrage to the barbaric kidnapping of school girls by the organization Boko Haram in Nigeria, generating guarded optimism that perhaps Nigeria will make a concerted effort, with international support, to combat this extremist and fanatical group.

Boko Haram has been violent for...

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Learning to Forgive and Giving Up Hate

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is not a Canadian, he will only become eligible to apply for citizenship on June 16. But he is acting like one and is arranging a fund-raising gala in Toronto in June to raise funds for his Daughters for Life Foundation, which seeks to provide higher education...

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Why Can't Canada and Muslim Countries Get Along?

(11) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 11:00 PM

Canadians still haven't been able to to figure out why their government snapped diplomatic relations with Iran and at this particular time. The move has been criticized as being counterproductive, but at least one commentator said that Iranians are bad, bad, bad and it was overdue.

Canada and...

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