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Originally published on the Statesman As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I emigrated to the United States fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan. I am blessed and thankful for the freedom and liberties which the U.S. provides to me. Therefore, I find Gov. Abbott’s refusal to accept any Syrian

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - DECEMBER 15:  Pakistani policemen stand guard at the Supreme Court on December 15, 2007 in Islamabad, Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf ended Pakistan's six-week-old state of emergency on Saturday and swore in the new chief justice of the Supreme Court. The move comes weeks ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for January 8, 2008, which critics and opposition parties have charged my be deeply flawed.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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Originally published in The Pak Tea House In Part 1 of this article published here on Pak Tea House on the 15th of September, 2015, I wrote about how the 1974 Second Amendment to Pakistan’s constitution declaring Ahmadis as non-Muslim reveals a miscarriage of due process in the proceedings. I closed


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Originally published in Huffington Post “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship. That has nothing to do with business of state.” Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, spoke these words on

A Pakistani veiled activist of an Islamic Sunni Tehreek party carries a placard during a protest against the assassination attempt by Taliban on child activist Malala Yousafzai, in Islamabad on October 14, 2012.  A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban in retaliation for her campaign for the right to education, is making "slow and steady progress" in her recovery, the military said.  AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI        (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/GettyImages)

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Originally posted on The Tribune NEW JERSEY: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on two churches in Lahore. In 2013, a similar church attack in Peshawar claimed more than 80 innocent lives. These extremists defy the teachings of the Holy Quran which instructs Muslims to protect all


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Originally published in The Express Tribune Dear Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, I hope this letter finds you well. I am sure you are busy; so let me cut to the chase. You know well that Pakistan’s Ahmadi community has long faced the wrath of extremist religious clerics. Despite succeeding in hijacking Jinnah’s vision,

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Originally published in Lansing State Journal   When I heard about the horrific attack on a military school in Peshawar, I was deeply saddened at the progression of Taliban terrorism in Pakistan. But when I heard that they targeted and killed over 130 innocent children, I was speechless. How could anyone


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Originally published in Houston Chronicles   Regarding “Pakistan vows to step up fight after school massacre” (Page A1, Wednesday), as an alumnus of the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, it grieves me greatly to see the tragedy that took the lives of over 130 children. I was dumbfounded when I


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Originally published in Pakistan Daily Times I was living in New Jersey in the summer of 2011 when Governor Chris Christie appointed Sohail Muhammed to the bench of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Almost immediately, the governor faced a serious backlash from the conservative right, which attacked his move


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Originally published in Springfield Republican On July 15, Imtiaz Ahmad was shot and killed in front of his shop in Nawabshah, Pakistan. Mr. Ahmad, 38, passed away while being rushed to the hospital. He leaves behind his father, wife and three children. The death of this innocent man is sadly not uncommon in