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Zakaria Virk is a writer, translator, author and historian of Islamic science. He has compiled 17 books in Urdu and English, written scores of article published in newspapers, magazines of India, Pakistan, UK, USA and Canada. He is a retired civil servant. He has two sons both living in the US, one Adnan is ESPN sports TV anchor in Bristol, Connecticut. He has traveled to more than 15 countries. He has published 5 books on the life and achievements of Muslim world's first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam. (1926-1996).
He has donated blood 50 times in Canada. He is a card carrying member of Liberal Party of Canada.

Saudi cleric suspended for saying women should not drive because they are ‘quarter brained’

A Saudi cleric who said women should not be allowed to drive because they have a “quarter” of the brainpower of men has been banned from preaching, the government said on Friday. https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/22/saudi-cleric-suspended-for-calling-women-quarter-brained Saad al-Hijri was suspended from leading prayers and all other religious activity in the southern province of […]

L. James “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/opinion/trump-curry-kaepernick-lebron.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0 President Trump showed an awkward sense of timing in denouncing Colin Kaepernick, the former Super Bowl quarterback who last season began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police injustice against minorities. He tweeted on Saturday: Wouldn’t you love to see one of these N.F.L. owners, when somebody […]

Pakistan diplomat goofs up at UN, tries to pass off image of Gaza teen as Kashmir girl

The photo shown by Pakistan diplomat Maleeha Lodhi at United Nations was taken by award-winning photographer Heidi Levine inside the Gaza strip in 2014, and the girl had been injured in an Israeli air strike. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pak-diplomat-goofs-up-tries-to-pass-off-image-of-gaza-as-kashmir/story-l76jujGsSP2Hoj4fo3b5jM.html lifestyle business tech education whatnow photos videos jaago re Pakistan diplomat goofs up at […]

India: Contract Marriage Racket: Police Arrest Eight Arab Sheikhs In Hyderabad Who Wanted To ‘Marry’ Minor Girls

Indianexpress.com http://indianexpress.com/article/india/contract-marriage-raids-police-arrest-eight-arab-sheikhs-in-hyderabad-who-wanted-to-marry-minor-girls/Two other local qazis who performed fake marriages recently have also been arrested. Cops sealed several residence-cum-guesthouses in Falaknuma and Chandrayangutta area. (Express photo) In a major crackdown on contract marriages racket involving old Arab sheikhs “marrying” local teenage Muslim girls, Hyderabad Police raided several guesthouses and lodges and […]

USA: State lawmakers seek review of Harford County Peace Village project

News  Maryland State lawmakers seek review of Harford County project Alison KnezevichContact Reporter   The Baltimore Sunhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-ha-old-trails-development-20170914-story.html State lawmakers have asked Harford County to halt development of a townhouse community in Joppatowne that an Ahmadi Muslim group promoted as being built for members of the sect. In a letter to County Executive Barry […]

Kim Jong Un — smart and strategic?

Fareed Zakaria, London    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kim-jong-un–smart-and-strategic/2017/09/14/0c28a516-9988-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.11ca4888b4ed I am sometimes asked what world figure I most want to interview. For me, the answer is obvious: Kim Jong Un. The general impression around the globe continues to be that the North Korean leader is crazy, provocative and unpredictable, but I think that he might well be […]

Vatican Uses Diplomatic Immunity To Shield Priest From Child Porn Charges

Pope Francis protects pedophile priest from prosecution: Vatican uses diplomatic immunity to shield priest from child porn charges. According to multiple reports, a high-ranking priest working in the Vatican’s embassy in Washington was caught with child pornography, including images of pre-pubescent children. However, after U.S. prosecutors indicated they were ready to charge the pedophile […]

President Trump demand ESPN anchor to apologize

The Jemele Hill story will not die, no matter how much ESPN wishes it would. ESPN president John Skipper sent a memo to all of the company’s employees late Friday afternoon, outlining his wish that ESPN remain an apolitical organization, regardless of outside perception.http://nypost.com/2017/09/15/espn-prez-calls-for-employees-help-in-awkward-jemele-hill-memo/ “In light of recent events, we […]