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Abbas Kassam

Lawyer, Writer

Abbas Kassam is a lawyer and writer from Toronto.
Supremacist Incidents Are The Greatest Extremist Threat Canada

Supremacist Incidents Are The Greatest Extremist Threat Canada Faces

What's true is violent extremism is a greater threat than terrorism in Canada today. Furthermore, it is supremacist-motivated attacks that make up the majority of violent extremist incidents as the TSAS report articulates. Not surprisingly, supremacist-motivated attacks are hardly ever the focus of media stories.
11/09/2016 11:53 EST
Secularism Shouldn't Exist In Opposition To A

Secularism Shouldn't Exist In Opposition To A Religion

Last week, an Alberta Court upheld a ruling that found Webber Academy, a private high school, discriminated against two Muslim students by failing to provide a prayer space for them. Situations like that of Webber Academy beg the question about what is the nature of being non-denominational?
08/22/2016 05:09 EDT
Don't Paint the Problems in Iraq as a Sectarian

Don't Paint the Problems in Iraq as a Sectarian Conflict

ISIS has made it clear that they want to eradicate the Shia. This has lead to the killings of many Shias, and even Sunnis who do not sympathize with their cause. It has also lead to the formation of Shia militias that have reportedly targeted Sunnis in Shia majority cities such as Baghdad.
07/07/2014 12:11 EDT