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Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan

Order of Canada, Order of Ontario Recipient

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.
Canadian Muslims Observe Ramadan With Deep

Canadian Muslims Observe Ramadan With Deep Gratitude

Their gratitude springs from the fact that they live in arguably the world's best country. They enjoy freedoms of religion and expression, democratic rights, the rule of law, the support of fellow Canadians and all levels of government, security and opportunities.
06/15/2017 09:13 EDT
Don't Blame Mosques For Muslim

Don't Blame Mosques For Muslim Radicalization

My experience with mosques and imams suggests that Fatah and Mansur are way off base when they blame mosques rather than internet. They are entitled to their views and the right to express them. But I think it would be more productive if the authorities, Muslims and other Canadians seriously studied the causes of the radicalization of a few individuals and determine how this threat could best be countered for all Canadians to live in safety and harmony.
12/11/2014 01:45 EST
Blame Human Nature For Boko Haram, Not

Blame Human Nature For Boko Haram, Not Islam

In the United States gruesome murders are common and merit only passing attention. In a shooting spree, also in April, three people were killed at a Jewish community centre near Kansas City. The media did not mention the religion of the accused. Had they been Muslim their religion, and perhaps Muslims in general, would have been maligned.
05/20/2014 12:27 EDT
Why Can't Canada and Muslim Countries Get

Why Can't Canada and Muslim Countries Get Along?

Canada and Iran have had a troubled relationship. Canadians still haven't been able to to figure out why their government snapped diplomatic relations with Iran and at this particular time. This is the second time in recent years that Canada and a Muslim country had a major disagreement.
11/08/2012 08:26 EST