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Abubakar Kasim

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Abubakar Kasim is a freelance writer living in Toronto.
Patrick Brown Fails Credibility Test With Recent

Patrick Brown Fails Credibility Test With Recent Flip-Flopping

I have never seen -- in my humble observation -- a politician flip-flopping the way the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader has done, where at one point he sends a letter about a major proposal if elected and then reversing his position 180 degrees a few days later.
08/31/2016 10:47 EDT
Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of

Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of Reflection

While we should applaud the court's decision to suspend this discriminatory ban and infringement of human rights, we ought to come together to ask what led a country like France to act in such a manner. We ought to ask tough questions in order to avoid future occurrences of these types of discrimination.
08/26/2016 02:37 EDT
We Cannot Compromise Justice In Canada's Fight Against

We Cannot Compromise Justice In Canada's Fight Against Terror

I have full confidence in the ability of our authorities to protect us from those who intend to harm us and hold them to account. But one thing worries me about the way today's authorities locate, arrest or even kill terror suspects, and it was recently highlighted in a B.C. judge's argument against the RCMP.
08/11/2016 03:52 EDT
Reaction To Failed Turkish Coup Highlights Hypocrisy Of The

Reaction To Failed Turkish Coup Highlights Hypocrisy Of The West

Instead of condemning the coup attempt and blaming those who intended to destabilize the country, they have vehemently criticized the Turkish president for cracking down on the culprits and accused him of overreacting. They have probably forgotten what the word means.
08/08/2016 04:43 EDT
Bernie Sanders Has Betrayed Supporters By Endorsing

Bernie Sanders Has Betrayed Supporters By Endorsing Clinton

He could have chosen a different path in support of principle and conviction by offering a viable alternative to those who are not satisfied with how things are going. He could have risen to the challenge by forming an alternative to both Trump and Clinton.
07/27/2016 12:32 EDT
Trump Has Nothing To Offer Except Rage And False

Trump Has Nothing To Offer Except Rage And False Promises

I listened attentively to Donald Trump in his nomination acceptance speech, an address which was described as a "dark and frightening" vision of a United States with him as president, according to a former GOP speechwriter.
07/22/2016 04:57 EDT
Who Would Kill A Man Of

Who Would Kill A Man Of Peace?

The Somali community was deeply saddened by the tragic news from Somalia from the last Saturday's Alshabbab attack at a hotel
07/04/2016 07:57 EDT
It's Not Fair Competition Unless Uber Plays By The

It's Not Fair Competition Unless Uber Plays By The Rules

It is not fair to put taxi drivers through strenuous regulations in order to be able to make ends meet and support their families, and then give a free card to their competitor and allow them to do the same job with almost no restrictions.
05/10/2016 10:56 EDT
The Rest Of The World Needs A Backup Plan If Trump

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

Building progress and trust, as the U.S. did, takes a long time to accomplish far more than constructing a building. But Trump will help destroy such progress if he is elected as the president of the United States. All the respect and admiration the world used to have towards this great country will vanish into thin air.
03/11/2016 04:59 EST
Ring In 2016 By Rejecting The Politics Of Fear And

Ring In 2016 By Rejecting The Politics Of Fear And Hate

I hope the New Year will be a prosperous one where mankind will once again rediscover its sense of humanity and try to resolve its issues with rationale and dialogue instead of the barrel of the gun and spilling more blood.
12/23/2015 05:49 EST
Donald Trump Should Be Treated Like The Extremist He

Donald Trump Should Be Treated Like The Extremist He Is

As the media vigorously tries to answer the root causes of radicalism, I wish they would do the same about the outrageous Republican candidate that is Mr. Trump. What, or who, radicalized him? His actions mirror the fanatics and extremists who seek to divide us and create mistrust and hate between neighbours.
12/11/2015 11:08 EST
Carnage In Paris: We Need To Break The Cycle Of

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

The act of madness is followed by a wave of madness, where states are bombed to rubble and the cycle of irrational thinking becomes the rule that governs the game. I wish, as we utilize our resources to discuss issues facing our societies, we could do the same with these acts of violence so that we can discover a solution.
11/16/2015 03:24 EST
Why is the UK Beheading About Islam and Not Mental

Why is the UK Beheading About Islam and Not Mental Illness?

The violent attacks on a British soldier in London is a good example of the difference when the perpetrator is a Muslim. The issue has become about Islam and how the world needs to stop Muslims from taking over the world. When the accused is a Muslim, all the community pays and hatred against them grows dramatically.
05/24/2013 12:27 EDT
God Has No Place in the Indian Gang-Rape

God Has No Place in the Indian Gang-Rape Tragedy

In response to India's gang-rape victim dying, the writer and anti-Islamist activist Tarek Fatah posted a Twitter message: "Where was God when this happened. And where was he when she died?" Human beings always try to avoid responsibility and personal accountability.
12/29/2012 10:02 EST
How to Avoid the Headache of Holiday

How to Avoid the Headache of Holiday Shopping

December is the month of holiday and shopping. Regardless of one's religious and cultural background, one cannot resist the temptation of going out shopping. You get all kinds of offers that distract you from making sound decision. It requires self-discipline and a strong mind to win the battle and look the other way.
12/17/2012 09:26 EST
The Right to Bear Arms Is

The Right to Bear Arms Is Wrong

Words cannot describe the agony and pain felt by the families who have lost loved once in the mass shooting that had taken
12/17/2012 05:42 EST
Shame on Anti-Muslims for Criticizing

Shame on Anti-Muslims for Criticizing Trudeau

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 towards the end of the month in Toronto. I find it disheartening to have hate-mongers trying to muzzle a convention like this one where people gather from all over the continent to nourish their souls.
12/13/2012 08:09 EST