On one hand, Sharif and the Pakistani establishment talk about their victimhood in the hands of terrorist organizations, but on the other hand, the following known terrorist organizations are operating in Pakistan -- allegedly with the support of Pakistan army and its intelligence agencies.
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Tahir Aslam Gora is a Pakistani writer, novelist, poet, journalist, editor, translator and publisher. He has over 20 years of experience in the media industry during which time he's been a biweekly columnist for the <em>Hamilton Spectator</em> and contributed as a freelanced to various European and American media outlets. <br> <br> He is currently at work on two manuscripts; one about Islam, the other titled "Understanding Canadian Multiculturalism."
Mid-August marks independent days of Pakistan and India, two big countries of South Asia. Over a million Canadians of South
08/16/2016 05:57 EDT
A fundamental question that often arises here is what's Islamist extremism? The roots of Islamist extremism stem out of the concept of armed Jihad, which endorses the idea of domination of Islam through armed struggle. The very same concept is being adopted by ISIL.
08/12/2016 04:05 EDT
Today, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid and sharing Eid greetings. But those greetings are not flying too far this time. They are heavily soaked with the weekend bombing in Iraq that caused more than 250 lives. Saudi Arabia got struck by three suicide attacks two days before Eid.
07/06/2016 01:34 EDT
In the wake of the Orlando Massecre, we are hearing so many confusing statements and stories from our Canadian politicians
06/15/2016 05:19 EDT
Apart from this legal debate, let's analyze the insecurities of Pakistani-Canadians in terms of not recognizing Punjabi as mother tongue of Punjabi Pakistani Canadians: First, they don't want to count themselves with Punjabi Sikhs and Hindus. Secondly, they declare Urdu as their Muslim language.
05/09/2016 03:46 EDT
As Toronto was getting ready in the first week of March to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Pakistan Minority Minister Shahbaz Bhatti's assassination, the Government of Pakistan hanged a man, Mumtaz Qadri, for the brutal murder of Punjab province's governor, Salman Taseer.
03/18/2016 01:10 EDT
India's Jaipur Literary Festival -- the world's largest Literary Festival -- drew writers, poets and intellectuals from all over the world as well as writers, thinkers and artists of diverse background from all across India. While featuring speeches from Margaret Atwood and other high-profile Indian personalities, it also served as the stage for an ongoing discussion about intolerance in India.
02/03/2016 11:51 EST
Why aren't more Muslims living in the West actively speaking out against a series of terror acts inspired by Islamic State ideology? Are the press releases against such acts released by traditional Islamic centres enough to show our solidarity with our neighbours? These are the questions in my mind.
12/08/2015 11:07 EST
Please don't portray the niqab issue as a Muslim issue. The vast majority of Canadian Muslims think that the traditional veil is clearly a mark of separation, and consider it an element of the fanatical side of Islam. A tiny percentage of stubborn members of Muslim community is causing unnecessary tension between the government and Muslim community on one hand, and between the Muslim community and society at large on the other.
10/13/2015 12:10 EDT
We need to understand the difference between being separate and being moderate. There is also a need to understand that most Muslim women who don't wear these emblems are still followers of Islam. The conclusion of this debate should be that wearing a particular item of dress should be a person's choice. Showing yourself -- your identity -- should be a choice made by society.
02/19/2015 12:22 EST
Today, Muslims' incompatibility towards every new sensibility has made them a joke, even in the west. Now, it's a duty of western Muslim organizations to educate Muslims about modern standards of Freedom of Press, blunt styles of satire and other new evolving norms towards individual freedoms and liberties
01/09/2015 05:37 EST
Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has tabled a bill called The Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices act in the parliament last month. However, some criticize the name of the bill and call it pretty loaded one. But violence against women is absolutely barbaric act. It must be addressed strongly.
12/12/2014 12:47 EST
I used to hear some moderate Muslims say that "our faith is hijacked by extremists." Later on those moderates hijacked whatever
11/26/2014 12:42 EST
As more and more radical Muslim youth leave Canada to join ISIS Jihad, all Islamic groups in Canada, both traditional and progressive must recognize the danger of this ideology and start denouncing ISIS.
09/22/2014 04:47 EDT
India's Federal Parliament Election Results are out. As were expected, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership
05/16/2014 01:33 EDT
The year 2013 in Toronto closed by a high profile Islamic event called "Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference - RIS". Like
12/31/2013 03:49 EST
I can't understand why Muslims from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Somalia, Turkey, Iran, Malaysia and Indonesia etc., have to be against Israel and Jews over Israel's conflicts with Hamas, AlFatah and Hezbullah. Muslims from those countries have no reason to hate or dislike Israel. But unfortunately they do on the basis of rhetoric that Israel is an illegitimate state.
10/31/2013 05:34 EDT
It was a quite morning in Gerrard India Bazar. Suddenly, I saw a Sun Media Van pulling in between a restaurant and the Mosque
10/18/2013 03:12 EDT
Pam Geller and Robert Spencer, both spoke in a Toronto event last month despite National Council of Canadian Muslims' fierce
10/08/2013 04:20 EDT
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