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October 2016

SUPPORTING THE RIGHTS OF ALL WOMEN TO BE EQUAL AND FREE – A REPORT FROM A TRIP TO HOUSE OF LORDS, UK

DATE : October 21, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

“We cannot continue with the present situation in which so many women are suffering in ways that would make the heroines of the suffragette movement turn in their graves.”- Baroness Cox Last week I was invited to The House of Lords in UK by Baroness Caroline Cox to speak about Honor Based Violence and Sharia […]

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IS THIS ABOUT THE REAL ISLAMIC HERITAGE OR A WHITE WASH?

DATE : October 12, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 3 Comments

October has been officially declared as Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario after a Private Member’s Bill was tabled but now has been unanimously passed by Legislature. Ontario Provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says Islamic Heritage Month is an opportunity to eliminate Islamo-phobia and for Canada to celebrate and learn about the history of Islamic culture. […]

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Two Small Steps for Women, A Long Road Ahead for Womenkind

DATE : October 11, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Pakistan is among the worst places in the world to be a woman.

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A TOUR OF EUROPE

DATE : October 11, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

(On September 25, I travelled with a group hosted by The Middle East Forum on a fact-finding mission to Europe. There were 33 attendees from Australia, UK, Canada and USA (academics, activists and ordinary citizens) and we spent two days each in Paris, Berlin and Stockholm. In each City we had a local guide, met […]

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BANGLADESH WAKES UP TO JIHADIST IDEOLOGY By Raheel Raza

DATE : October 9, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In the wake of repeated terror attacks against bloggers and activists in Bangladesh, a fatwa by 1,01,524 Islamic scholars and clerics was issued this June. http://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/over-1-lakh-bangladesh-clerics-issue-fatwa-against-extremism-2861497 This comes at a time in the history of Bangladesh when there are discussions taking place about making it a secular country. While there are many activists working within […]

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