My post in the Express Tribune on Dr. Mazari’s resignation: As observers of politics, most of us make one mistake; we confuse party leaders with party ideals. It’s an easy mistake to make because we expect leaders to personify party ideologies. However, it’s important to note that leaders, too, are human, and subject to fallibility. … More Is all politics personal?
In today’s world when most of the Muslim world is caught up in violence and strife, tragically, justice is the last thing the world associates with Islam. As a Muslim, it pains me to see my religion misrepresented as an oppressive regime, but Muslim-majority countries in the world hardly present a better picture. In a … More “Islam, Justice, & Politics”
An analytical book review of Scott’s “Politics of the Veil”: Unveiling France Joan Wallach Scott’s “Politics of the Veil” is an expose on the controversial French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools (2004). Scott looks at “the hijab – the piece of cloth that became a symbol of the “problem of … More Unveiling France
(My thoughts after reading this article on why “A Secular Pakistan is Closer to Islam”: http://t.co/TMPSx7R ) Good article! Twelve years ago I remember examining the map of the world and wondering why Pakistan was only on good terms with China. After all, Pakistan was an Islamic Republic, and the nearby countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, … More Why secularism would work?