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Canadian Muslim sparks niqab debate

Canadian Muslim sparks niqab debate

Zunera Ishaq, a ‘devout’ Muslim living in Toronto who advocates stricter gender apartheid in Pakistan, was scheduled to take a Canadian citizen’s oath in January, but chose not to attend the ceremony because she would have had to remove her face covering. Instead, the mother of three launched a legal challenge to allow her to […]

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Gita Sahgal was right

Gita Sahgal was right

Five years ago Gita Sahgal, head of the gender unit at Amnesty International, told the Amnesty bosses that it was a mistake to collaborate with Moazzem Begg, a mistake that would damage Amnesty’s reputation. The Sunday Times reported at the time:  Sahgal describes Begg as ‘Britain’s most famous supporter of the Taliban’. He has championed […]

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Is God Real?

Is God Real?

In 2010, the US-based website Circle of Moms published an anguished question from a woman who begged advice on how to put her 15-year-old – who ‘gave his heart to the Lord when he was four’, but later reclaimed it – back in the arms of Jesus. Over 90 moms responded, suggesting fervent prayer might […]