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In New Documentary, Malala Says She's 'Still An Ordinary Girl'

Fusion | Nikita Redkar | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Malala Yousafzai has been dubbed “the most famous schoolgirl in the world,” but she still goes to school and takes exams like the rest of us. ...

It's Time for Pakistan to Face Its Terrorism Menace -- And Stop Blaming the Usual Easy Targets

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

It is almost as if Pakistan's government wants to absolve jihadists just to cling to its traditional view on what threatens the country.

Digital Youth Summit Inspires Youth to Lead Tech Revolution in Peshawar

Ravi Kumar | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

On a sunny Thursday earlier this month in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province and the fifth largest city in Pakistan, the energy at the venue of the Digital Youth Summit 2015 was palpable from the beginning.

Read An Excerpt Of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Latest Book

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

In her latest book, Somali-born author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her controversial views on Islam, argues that the religion is not a pea...

Excerpt: Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In these pages, it is my intention to make many people -- not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam -- uncomfortable. I am not going to do this by drawing cartoons. Rather, I intend to challenge centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical. My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation.

In Pakistan, We're Not So Different From You

Amineh Hoti | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Amineh Hoti

LAHORE, Pakistan -- I write from a country where people like you and I live with our families -- loving grandparents, self-sacrificing parents with babies, innocent children and know-it-all teenagers. Where we search for tools of peace-building to heal our fractured but shared world.

Pakistan Will Name Schools After Victims Of Peshawar Massacre

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 6 (Reuters) - Pakistan is renaming dozens of government-run schools after the the students k...

How to Make Schools Safe for Children -- Even Where Terrorist Groups Roam

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

ISLAMABAD -- Even in the world's most dangerous places we must now establish the right of all children to schooling and make a new idea of "education without borders" a reality.

Pakistan's Anti-Terrorist Enthusiasm Wanes. . . Again

Farheen Rizvi | Posted 04.13.2015 | World
Farheen Rizvi

When terrorists killed 160 teachers and children at a Peshawar school last December, a burst of commentary suggested that Pakistan would now change its ambivalence about Islamist extremism. Two months later, it seems that Pakistan's government and military are back to business as usual.

Young Soldiers Unabated to Fight Terrorism

Mariam Khan | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
Mariam Khan

India's covert armed conflict in Pakistan via these terrorist factions is what has surfaced and is being talked about on various platforms, especially after the Peshawar attack. The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry who is currently visiting Pakistan will also be provided with proof of this ongoing undercover warfare.

Taliban Massacre Survivor Posts Devastating Back To School Photo

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

The young students who survived one of Pakistan's worst terrorist attacks returned this week to the school where the massacre took place, but without ...

How Pakistan's Unregulated Madrassa System Sows Religious Strife

Religion News Service | Naveed Ahmad | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

ISLAMABAD (RNS) The gruesome killing of 134 children in a Peshawar school has renewed concerns about Pakistan’s unfinished agenda of uprooting milit...

Pakistani Santa Claus vs Taliban

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Pakistan was still reeling Sunday from a devastating attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that left 132 children dead. Shortly after the De...

What Happened to the Key Tenets of Islamic Humanity and Spirituality That We Grew Up With?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

A corrective political course in Pakistan is the need of the hour. Corruption needs to be eradicated and good governance is essential.

When Sole Military Action Is Not Enough!

Sameer Siddiqui | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Sameer Siddiqui

Once the dust settles on the military response, we need to collectively learn as citizens of this 21st century that people different from us are not a binary 0 to our 1 or an off to our on switch

Pakistani Military Kills Dozens Of Militants In Retaliation For School Massacre

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounde...

Our Future Generations Will Never Forgive Us If We Do Not Act Now

Wasif Shakil | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Wasif Shakil

The barbarous targeted attack on helpless children has done what a decade of terrorism couldn't -- Pakistan reacted venomously. The outpouring of grief for the victims and their families from across the country, the region and world has changed the very paradigm of how terrorism has been tackled by the government.

Reflecting on the Loss of Life in Pakistan

Frank Fredericks | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

While we can't grasp the motivations of all these murderous mad men, we can deduce from their actions. These heinous criminals fear the pen more than the sword. Education, from basic literacy to professional training, gives young people a real chance to live a better life than their parents.

An American Mother's Response to the Tragedy in Pakistan

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

Today, millions of children in Pakistan and around the world will return to their schools and will continue this fight. I know that I will have a very specific message for my own child as she grows... that no one belief system is higher or more worthy than another.

NBC News Producer's Children Were Inside School During Taliban Siege

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.17.2014 | Media

Mushtaq Yusufzai, an award-winning NBC News producer based in Pakistan, endured the most trying five hours of his career this week as Taliban militant...

Pakistan Must Discard its 'Good Taliban, Bad Taliban' Narrative

Beena Sarwar | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Beena Sarwar

The Pakistani government has put off a decisive move against the Taliban due to 'lack of political consensus.

Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Hear From Defenseless Pakistani Children Attacked By The Taliban

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

The school day wasn't even halfway over when the fighters walked in with their guns. Several militants entered the campus through its lightly forti...

Why They Attack Schools

Michael Roth | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Why are schools and universities the scenes of such violence? Is it because schools, with all their problems, remain for us places of hope and optimism?

Pakistan's Tolerance of Jihadis Backfires Badly

Husain Haqqani | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
Husain Haqqani

The policy of allowing militant groups to operate on Pakistani soil has proved disastrous. The jihadi militants do not accept the neat divisions between global, regional and local conflicts. Once they are convinced of the righteousness of their cause, they are willing to fight and blow themselves up anywhere. Rising militancy coupled with a significant decline in the capacity of the state has enabled Pakistan-based jihadi groups to wreak havoc not only in India and Afghanistan but also in Pakistan and its friendly neighbors, Iran and China.