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A Drop of Love and Diversity

Nearly four decades ago in Lahore, Pakistan my grandmother watched Lady Diana Spencer gingerly step out of a carriage in a froth of white taffeta and walk into St. Paul’s Cathedral to marry Prince Charles. My maternal grandmother, although a married mother of three in her 40s in 1981, couldn’t…

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Why I cannot sign the petition to support Tariq Ramadan

On Friday, Professor Tariq Ramadan, who is arguably Europe’s most influential Muslim public intellectual of the last twenty years, was charged in Paris with two counts of rape and put under criminal investigation. Since these allegations first surfaced last October, Professor Ramadan has repeatedly denied them. The campaign group, “Justice…

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