African Muslim community leaders see themselves on the frontlines of this struggle, advocating against the internet as a source of religious teaching,View More African Muslims Fight Radicalization
I published my debut novel, Belief, in Canada last year. It’s the story of an immigrant family’s struggle to integrate into the Canadian mainstream. Just when everything seems to be falling into place after nearly two decades of…View More Whose Voice is it Anyway?
Belief is a novel by Mayank Bhatt, a Mumbai-born resident of Toronto. It tells the story of the son of Indian immigrants to Canada who cooperates with terrorists to identify Canadian places to bomb, in…View More Novel Explores Road to Radicalization
Rarely in life is there a stark choice between two polar opposites. On most occasions, responses to a problem or an issue can be weighed along a range of options, from soft to hard, easy…View More The Bullet or the Ballot
A very odd thing happened Saturday in Canada. A poll appeared to show that a majority of my fellow citizens support the screening of potential immigrants by giving them some sort of “values test“, in keeping…View More What are “Canadian Values”?
I’m a Canadian Muslim — proud of my faith. I feel privileged to be counted among those who share a belief system that has brought spiritual fulfillment, purpose and meaning to billions over the past…View More Making a Mass Murderer — The Meaning of Orlando
Quebec’s relationship with religion must be considered in local efforts to prevent radicalization, say experts. “Public displays of religion or publicly practising religion are seen as not part of what Quebec is about,” says Amarnath…View More Quebec’s Secularism Works Against Muslims: Experts
Swiss-born Muslim academic and author Tariq Ramadan told an Ottawa audience that governments and the public should recognize the equal dignity of all human beings, regardless of whether they are citizens of Paris, Beirut, or…View More Conflicts Not About Religion, But Perception: Tariq Ramadan
Among the Liberal campaign promises that are facing closer scrutiny now that the party is forming a government, the party’s vow to “prioritize community outreach and counter-radicalization, by creating the Office of the Community Outreach and…View More Experts say Liberal Counter-Radicalization Office Should Bridge, Not Drive, Regional Efforts
In 2003, Canada opted out of the coalition that pummeled Iraq back into the Middle Ages. Now, Canada has joined the coalition to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that emerged…View More ISIL: Refugee Crisis Linked to Bombing Campaigns – Part 3