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Entries by Farzana Hassan from 12/2011

The Ban on Christmas Begins

| Posted 12.10.2011 | Canada

Many secular Canadians and non-believing Christians celebrate Christmas as part of our Canadian heritage. And while the singing may contain some religious content, songs like "Let It Snow" or "Jingle Bell Rock" can hardly be seen as offending the religious sentiments of minority groups.

The Veil Isn't About A Woman's Right to Choose

| Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

Regrettably, many third-wave feminists support a woman's right to wear the burka. Women in fact cannot make choices freely when control over their lives is as invasive as it is within the conservative Muslim community.

Islamic World Must Unite to Condemn Attacks on Christians

| Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada

While the Vatican and Western leaders have condemned the attacks on Christians as heinous and cowardly, an unequivocal denunciation must also come from the Islamic world against Nigeria's Boko Haram and other radical Islamic groups terrorizing Christian communities in their midst.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Bagging Bin Laden

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada

As champion of the most radical strain within Islam, Osama's death marked a new beginning in the quest for global peace. The jubilation in Washington, D.C. over his death was an obvious indication of the relief felt by Americans. But it may also spell complacency among the masses.