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[Newsline] A Tale of Two Murders: Searching for Equal Justice

It is the responsibility of a country’s judiciary to provide “equal justice under law” to every single citizen of the state without difference. Without an independent and honest judiciary, all the rights guaranteed to citizens under the [...]

[Newsline] What your Pakistan Studies Textbooks Don’t Tell You

A child’s education from a young age influences the rest of their lives. A saint is known to have said, “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” It is therefore imperative that we consider it a priority [...]

[Newsline] Will Qadri’s Death Sentence be his End?

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi passed a verdict yesterday that sentenced Governor Salmaan Taseer’s murderer to death. Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri’s crime was doubly heinous: he not only showered bullets on a fellow human but also brought [...]

[Express Tribune] Jinnah’s Pakistan, hijacked by clerics

With the partition of the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan came into existence on August 14, 1947. The valiant and astute Muhammad Ali Jinnah led the minority Muslim community of united India to a separate homeland to fulfill the demand for [...]

[Huffington Post] How Pakistan Drifted Away from Itself

With the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Dominion of Pakistan came into existence on Aug. 14, 1947. The valiant and astute Muhammad Ali Jinnah led the minority Muslim community of United India to the fulfillment of its dream for a [...]

[Newsline] I Still Wait: An Ahmedi Looks for Support




I wrote the following piece for Newsline. Read the full article by clicking here. Laws are meant to discipline and protect. In Pakistan, not all laws do either. Recently, especially after the cold-blooded murders of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz [...]

The Doctrine of ‘Jihad’

A shorter version of this was published in the ‘Bergen Record’  here. The full text is copied below: The word Jihad is perhaps on the top ten most feared words in the West. The same word also perhaps makes it to the top ten most [...]

The ‘Pancasila’ is drowning

The video footage is gruesome and graphic. Over a thousand extremist fanatics marched towards Cikeusik village in the Banten province last week. Twenty Ahmadis had gathered in a house here, which belonged to an imprisoned local Ahmadi Muslim [...]

Identifying the real enemy

I am an American-Muslim who was born in Pakistan. I belong to a religious community which is persecuted throughout Pakistan for its beliefs – in particular for its rejection of an aggressive jihad. Voices calling for the killing of people [...]