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Pakistan’s forsaken daughters

November 26th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


Two teenage girls have exposed hypocrisy embedded in Pakistan’s societal and religious framework. In September, 14-year-old Rimsha Masih tore apart the sense of equal rights for non-Muslims when an Islamabad court released her on bail in a blasphemy case.

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Paulo Farah

June 2nd, 2011, Academia, Arabic, Brazil, Civil Society, English, French, German, Italian, Journalist/Commentator, Latin America and the Caribbean, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Palestine, Portuguese, Religion, Sao Paulo, South America, Spanish

Dr. Paulo Farah is Professor at the University of São Paulo and Director of BibliASPA (research center on Arab, African and South American Countries).

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Christopher Dekki

February 1st, 2011, Arabic, Civil Society, English, Media, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, United Nations, USA, Youth Issues


Christopher Dekki is a US-based scholar, youth activist and educator. He currently serves as UN representative for the International Movement of Catholic Students – Pax Romana.

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Governments and entrepreneurs

May 19th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

President Obama’s recent summit on entrepreneurship in the Muslim world demonstrated that governments and entrepreneurs can and must work together to create opportunity. Governments are often perceived as obstacles to entrepreneurship, not necessary partners. This is understandable given the bureaucratic hurdles entrepreneurs must overcome while growing their enterprise.

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The Challenge of Growing up Muslim in Post 9/11 America

April 16th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 caused Daisy Khan to re-evaluate her life and her role as a Muslim woman in American society. At the time, she was a successful interior architect for a number of Fortune 500 companies. She now dedicates her life to building bridges between America’s Muslim community and the general public through her high-profile work as executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement.

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