Two articles by my dear friend Tahir Aslam Gora

Good friend Tahir Aslam Gora recently published two articles in the Hamilton Spectator. Please check them out.

1- Pakistan needs democracy, now more than ever

2- Hijab – compulsion or choice?

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My commentary on Benazir Bhutto – Haaretz (this time in English!)

Quote: 

“…Bhutto’s position as the Muslim world’s first female prime minister defied the tribal culture in which she lived. Her leadership, however, did not. Bhutto’s legacy certainly attests to her determination and resilience. What her leadership did not demonstrate, however, was something more than mere lip service when it came to issues of human rights.

For all of her grandiose statements – for example, that she saw “all of Pakistan’s children” as her very own – she did precious little to protect Pakistan’s daughters. In fact, she did precious little that had a positive impact on the plight of Muslim women in general…”

See the entire piece here.

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Special thanks to Roi Ben-Yehuda for linking to the piece as well – be sure to check out his thoughts on Bush’s visit to Israel.