On March 24, 2015, a Germanwings flight carrying 144 passengers and six crewmembers crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Investigations revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz brought down the plane intentionally, after he locked the captain out of the cockpit. Many people posted on social media following the crash, expressing anger Read More…
Author: Rija Rasul
India’s Rape Laws and the Uber Ban
Uber, a Silicon Valley start-up that offers users easy access to cheap and reliable transportation, has become extremely popular worldwide. Recently, the government of Delhi banned Uber after a 26-year-old woman accused an Uber taxi driver of rape. The accused later confessed to the crime and was arrested. Sexual violence against women is rampant in Read More…
The Peshawar Attack and What’s Next
In part 1 of 2, Rija writes on the recent Taliban attack in Peshawar, and the ramifications for the future of Pakistan
The Myth of Multiculturalism in Canada
In her latest article, Rija Rasul explores the myth of multiculturalism in Canada.
Second Joint Declaration: The Path Toward Unity
In her latest article, Rija Rasul discusses the second joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, signalling their shared concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East and the responsibility of Muslim leaders to denounce acts of terror in the name of Islam.
Iran Talks: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Rija Rasul discusses the recent nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1.
The Facts: Terrorism in 2013
In her latest article, Rija Rasul explores The Global Terrorism Index 2014 Report, and remarks on some interesting findings.
A Law Meant to be “Misused”
In her latest article, Rija Rasul examines Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and discusses the recent murder of a Christian couple, beaten to death for allegedly desecrating the Quran.
Pakistan’s Silent War
Rija Rasul examines Pakistan’s battle with Polio.
Why Islamic States Need to Follow the Turkish Example
In her latest article, Rija Rasul examines the relationship between Islam and democracy, the success of Turkey, and the lessons that could be learned by other Islamic States.