Day: October 14, 2012

How many Malalas does it take?

Express Tribune: Malala, the innocent girl who struggled for continuing her education when her native Swat was ruled by Maulana Fazlullah’s faction of the Taliban, lies between life and death. However, after a long time, there is some sign of life among the country’s opinion-makers — and not just the […]

Address our minorities’ concerns

The Express Tribune: by Syed Mohammad Ali. The Pakistani diaspora is usually at the forefront of expressing disgruntlement when it comes to complaining about Islamophobia abroad. Yet, as a nation, we continue to treat minorities within Pakistan itself abhorrently. ………Hatred and fundamentalism have fermented to unacceptable levels. They need just the […]

The longest Haj – The Journeys of Ibn Battuta

Written by Douglas Bullis Despite his travels and his book, Ibn Battuta was not a travel writer in the modern sense. Four things can help us today understand what we read about his experiences between 1325 and 1354. First, though the book is commonly referred to as “the Rihla,” […]

We are not Malala

Express Tribune: Saroop Ijaz: “I think about it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong …” said Malala Yousufzai about a possible attack from the Taliban. They have come to kill you […]