Boggling Billboards: Should Americans Condemn a Cultural Practice?

DATE : December 19, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The recent installation of billboards in Dearborn condemning female genital mutilation (FGM) — the non-medical cutting of girls’ genitalia in order to “purify” them or ensure their chastity — has received a powerful mixed reaction.


Malala: Won the Battle But Not Yet the War

DATE : December 11, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

On December 10, Malala Yousefzai received the Nobel Prize for her dedication to achieving rights and access to education for all girls.


Maligning Malala

DATE : October 19, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Ever since Malala Yousafzai — winner this month of the Nobel Peace Prize — came on the scene in October 2012 in a shocking way, after being shot in the face by the Taliban at the age of 15, I have been watching the conspiracy theories unfold.


“Boxed and Packaged Islam” Trying to Pass Itself Off as Mainstream Islam

DATE : October 17, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“In one short interview, the two Muslim speakers had ensured that: a Zionist conspiracy is in place; ISIS is not really dangerous; the West is at war with Muslims, and the killing must continue; Muslims must not speak out on Western media about violence within the faith, and those who do are liars desperately seeking the limelight. So most Muslims stay silent.”


In The Muslim World, Silence Falls

DATE : August 13, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In Saturday’s National Post, Rex Murphy asks why there’s so much outrage over Israel’s response to Hamas rocket fire, but the same activists are silent about atrocities committed in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.


From Brunei to Boko Haram: Merely Deflection

DATE : May 29, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Boko Haram’s members justify their acts in the name of Islam, and Muslim leaders are intimidated into silence. Add to this a hatred for the West and its values, and you have an explosive combination of violence and faith being pushed upon innocent civilians.”


The Real Agenda Behind the Push for “Islamophobia”

DATE : February 25, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Islamists have been successful in building the Islamophobia industry: it diverts attention from activities they would probably prefer not be noticed, such as promoting sharia law in the West, stealth jihad, and a push to implement a global Islamic caliphate, among many others.”


Canada: CAIR-CAN, The NCCM and “The Islamic Victimhood Narrative”

DATE : February 4, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“We will not take seriously criticism from an organization with documented ties to a terrorist organization such as Hamas.” — Jason MacDonald, spokesman for Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.


Competing Human Rights in Canada

DATE : January 16, 2014 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Many of us who came from theocratic and patriarchal counties are wholly dependent on Canada’s liberal, secular values to maintain our equality — which others are working so tirelessly to curtail.”


The Danger In Our Midst

DATE : September 25, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Is it because there are verses in the Qu’ran that can be, and have been, used to justify violence against non-Muslims? If this is the situation, then it is time for us to lift our heads out of the sand, and understand that the enemy is within.”