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 Muslim community of Canada together to support progressive ideas and actions.
He is a strong proponent of freedom of speech and has developed various initiatives to bring about the much needed changes in the representational and communal aspects of Canadian Muslim Community. He was active in several literary, cultural and political organizations in Pakistan and was a noted critic of religious intolerance in that country. He is a columnist for the Huffington Post.
He moved to Canada in 1999.
Director General: Canadian Thinkers’ Forum (A Think Tank focusing on complexities of diversity in Canada).
Secretary General: The Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations (CPCMO).
Founder & CEO: TAG TV
Member: ‘Cross Cultural Roundtable on Security’ (Canada’s Ministry of Public Safety) and recipient of Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal for his services in Canada
Author of Seven Books in Urdu, one in Punjabi and one in English
Senior Analyst at Wikistrat
Director: Project Ijtihad Canada
Founder: Progressive Muslim Institute Canada and Muslim Committee Against Anti-Semitism