I recently spoke with Anila Ali, from the American Muslim and Multifaith Women's Empowerment Council, about her work, peacebuilding, and a recent trip to Israel.
Much of my writing so far has centered around some aspect of religion, namely Islam or Islamism. Because the two are frequently conflated, I would like to clarify my approach.
Nadeem did not expect that the living arrangement would result in a blasphemy accusation costing him years of his life and heavy emotional and financial stress.
Pakistan's desire to enforce blasphemy laws in the West contradict its treatment of religious minorities at home.
However, if Pakistan will take such great lengths to “protect” Islam and its Muslim citizens, it should also seek to protect oppressed Muslims abroad.
COVID-19 severely impacted Pakistan's minorities, but the government's response only compounded their problems.