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Farahnaz Ispahani

Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani has been a leading voice for women and religious minorities in Pakistan for the past twenty-five years, first as a journalist, then as a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly, and most recently as a scholar based in the United States. An advocate of Pakistan’s return to democracy during the military regime of [...]

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Usama Hasan

Usama Hasan USAMA HASAN-Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan is currently Senior Researcher in Islamic Studies at Quilliam, a think-tank promoting human rights and civil liberties, and challenging Islamism and extremism. Usama is a trained imam, having memorized the Qur’an age 11 and led mosque prayers for over 25 years, as well as being [...]

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Tawfik Hamid

Tawfik Hamid Dr. Tawfik Hamid, is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization JI with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri who later became the second in command of al-Qaida. A quarter-century ago, Hamid recognized the threat of radical Islam and the [...]

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Tahir Gora

Author, Journalist, Activist Background: Tahir Aslam Gora was born in Lahore, Pakistan in September 1963. Tahir is a prominent writer, novelist, poet, journalist, editor, translator and publisher with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He is recognized as a bold social activist who has initiated many interfaith and pluralistic streams to bring [...]

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Sohail Raza

Sohail Raza is a Director in Forum for Learning, Vice President of CPCMO (Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations) and a Director with The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow. Raza is an airline veteran of 30 years. In his last assignment he worked closely with law enforcement and corporate security.Raza is a keen observer [...]

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Salma Siddiqui

Salma Siddiqui Ms. Salma Siddiqui was born in Karachi and moved to Canada as a child. She is an Ottawa based entrepreneur and community activist. In addition to owning a corporate travel agency and a real estate development business, Ms. Siddiqui has been active in the NGO community across Canada. She is [...]

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