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How Apathy and Fear Cast a Shadow Over Bahrain's Parliamentary Elections

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2014 | 5:07 PM

Today marks Bahrain's first parliamentary election since massive Arab Spring-inspired demonstrators took to the streets in 2011 to call for greater democracy.

But while the existence of a parliamentary election in a Gulf monarchy is impressive in itself, a glance at the government's history of violent suppression of...

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Intolerance Is Quietly Sweeping Our Country

(74) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 3:58 PM

There's a lot at stake for Canadians if the proposed Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms actually gets passed this fall.

The charter bans religious symbols from the public service and forbids employees from wearing garments like the Jewish skullcap, the Muslim hijab, or the Sikh turban. It...

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Ashura Epitomizes Modern Battle for Islam's True Voice

(25) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 10:24 AM

Thousands of people across the Muslim world came out in droves on Nov. 24 to express their grief over a seventh-century assassination that characterizes one of the darkest chapters in early Islamic history. Given previous demonstrations of grief and anger toward cartoons and films that insult the Prophet Muhammad, a...

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