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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.

Hindus protest Muslim prayers at public schools

TORONTO – Hindus from across Toronto plan to protest outside a North York middle school until a controversial Friday prayer session for 400 Muslim students is stopped. The Canadian Hindu Advocacy is one of a number of Toronto-area groups who are opposed to the 30- to 40-minute services that occurred in the cafeteria […]

Canada Post locks out workers

Canada Post has suspended urban operations nationwide, saying it had no other choice. Just before midnight Tuesday, Canada Post issued a release saying it has locked out employees after 12 days of “increasingly costly and damaging” rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). On Tuesday, about 15,000 […]

Begumpura “colony of wives” in Mississauga, Canada

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/998962–colony-of-wives-thrives-in-mississauga?bn=1 Ilmana Fasih was at a wedding in Mississauga when she suffered an emotional meltdown. She remembers loud, lively music, table upon table of mouth-watering food and people chatting, cracking jokes. “I just started crying,” Fasih says. “I was feeling terrible that my husband wasn’t there . . . “There […]

Brampton man sues government alleging CSIS harassed him

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/997508–brampton-man-sues-government-alleging-csis-harassed-him?bn=1 A Brampton man is suing the Canadian government alleging Canada’s spy agency launched a smear campaign against him, painting him as a terrorist and pedophile because he refused to be an informant. The recently filed lawsuit comes after child pornography charges against Ayad Mejid, 48, were dropped when a […]

Five stupid things Geert Wilder said in Toronto

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/informer/immigration-whoas/2011/05/10/five-stupid-things-geert-wilders-said-during-his-stay-in-toronto/  Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders visited Toronto, where he spoke to both Sun TV’s Ezra Levant and the Canada Christian College. Wilders, for the uninitiated, is the leader of the third-largest political party in the Netherlands and the one-trickiest of one-trick ponies. His ideology can be summed up, essentially, as such: […]

Two Florida Imams arrested

http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/05/14/florida_imams_arrested_for_pakistani_taliban_aid.html?wpisrc=newsletter_slatest Three U.S. citizens, including two imams of Florida mosques, were among the six people who have been indicted on charges of financing and supporting the Pakistani Taliban. Five are family members. The three U.S. citizens were arrested, while the other three are at large in Pakistan. The indictment accuses […]

Hunt for Gadhafi’s Billions

The German bank Commerzbank received an unusual transfer order in late February. The amount was €1.9 million ($2.7 million) and the bank was instructed to immediately transfer the funds from a Commerzbank account to a foreign account with another bank. The holder of the Commerzbank account was Saif al-Arab al-Gadhafi, […]

Deadly stroke risks: Sex, coffee and blowing your nose

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/research/article/986931–deadly-stroke-risks-sex-coffee-and-blowing-your-nose Drinking coffee, having sex or even blowing your nose raises the risk of bursting a brain aneurysm you might not even realize you have. “No one has ever systematically dealt with the potential triggers before,” study co-author Dr. Ale Algra of Utrecht Stroke Center in the Netherlands told the […]

Women have less than 24 hours in a day

http://www.healthzone.ca/health/newsfeatures/article/986312–the-day-has-24-hours-unless-you-re-a-woman-study-finds A 25-year series of rigorous sleep studies proves men and women really are marching to wildly different drummers. The Harvard Medical School study found fully 35 per cent of women live with a circadian rhythm (the 24-hour waking and sleeping cycle) of less than 24 hours. Men typically have […]

Vote is refrendum on Harper Government

Who says elections are a nuisance? Stephen Harper and the media. The latter also parroted his pronouncement that this campaign was “unnecessary,” being the fifth since 2000. It’s a waste of money. It’s boring, to boot. Canadians have proven them wrong, being fully engaged from the first week to the […]