Osman Shah
Osman Shah holds a Master of Arts in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. After escaping from a PhD in the same topics, he decided to create his own path and write about his experiences. As a Pakistani-Canadian, he is interested in human rights and minority issues, the construct of identity and the role of religion and the media in politics and society.

Entries by Osman Shah

To The South Asian Men Dominating TV: Don't Leave Your Sisters Behind

(3) Comments | Posted May 18, 2017 | 9:42 AM

I was raised by women. Pakistani women. My mother, my younger sisters, my aunt and my female cousins all played a significant role in my life. They influenced me, provided guidance and are the tough role models that I turn to. They're strong, independent women who have the biggest, kindest...

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Is Canada's Multicultural Identity Only Skin-Deep?

(22) Comments | Posted March 23, 2017 | 3:45 PM

It's 1989 and my family and I have landed back in Canada after a few years in Pakistan. I'm five. I'm ready to start school. I don't speak a word of English, let alone French. But because my parents learned from their citizenship test that French was the official second...

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Ahmadi Muslims, Let's Use Mahershala Ali's Oscar Win To Talk About The Arts

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2017 | 1:37 PM

As a first-generation Pakistani-Canadian-immigrant, I can tell you that some stereotypes are based on truths. The one you hear about immigrant parents wanting their kids to be doctors, engineers and accountants is (mostly) true. I mean, who can blame them? Our parents have risked a lot to come to Canada...

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A Month After The Shooting, We Canadian Muslims Are Still Not OK

(13) Comments | Posted February 27, 2017 | 7:10 AM

On Sunday, January 29, before I could wrap my own head around the details of the murders that took place at a Quebec City mosque, I had received a text from a friend expressing how she was afraid for me and her Muslim friends: that we were in her heart...

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