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As a proponent of social justice, Azfar’s been a driving force behind interfaith, cross-cultural and pedagogic initiatives across three continents. He is a Toronto based documentary filmmaker, Photographer, an academic and a cross-platform communications strategist. He enjoys volunteering his expertise as a board member with a select few Toronto based capacity building and empowerment non-profit agencies.

 

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Ancient Islamic architects created perfect quasicrystals

Ancient Islamic architects created perfect quasicrystals | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it
Patterns made with nothing more than a compass and a straight edge...

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Wahhabism: A deadly scripture

Wahhabism: A deadly scripture | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it

“Not all Muslims approve,” says Dr Philip Lewis, who is the Bishop of Bradford’s adviser on Islam. “Some say that the Wahhabi have hijacked a very venerable term for a very reactionary agenda to give them a bogus respectability.”

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The New Radical Islam

The New Radical Islam | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it
At first, the devout Muslims who gathered in a Washington, D.C., conference center seemed like they could have come from any mosque. There were women in headscarves and bearded men who quoted the Quran.
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Pam Geller Anti Muslim Subway Ads: Muslims Welcome Debates On Islam, But Not Demonization

Pam Geller Anti Muslim Subway Ads: Muslims Welcome Debates On Islam, But Not Demonization | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it
Geller and her allies should strive for rational debate rather than demagoguery.
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Why are imams telling us about nail polish?

Why are imams telling us about nail polish? | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it
Nushin Arbabzadah: I'd never tell Muslim men what it feels like to be a man, but imams and militants are taking an odd interest in female issues...
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Critical Thinkers for Islamic Reform: Edip Yuksel, Arnold Yasin Mol, Farouk A Peru

Critical Thinkers for Islamic Reform [Edip Yuksel,Arnold Yasin Mol,Farouk A Peru] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Centuries after the revelation of the Quran,we Muslims have accumulated more than ketchup on our noses.
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Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in Britain - Gatestone Institute

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Islam: Fastest-Growing Religion in BritainGatestone InstituteIslam is the fastest-growing religion in England and Wales, according to new census data that the British government says "describes the defining characteristics of the population, who we...

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Reaping What We Sow « Azfar Rizvi

Reaping What We Sow « Azfar Rizvi | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it

Malala’s life was almost cut short by a bullet unlike Malalai’s who rallied the Pashtun forces against the British troops at the Battle of Maiwand in 1880. This is still a popular name in that part of the world.

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Blasphemy Law should be reviewed

Blasphemy Law should be reviewed | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it

A 28 year old Ryerson students claims shaking his heard, "It feels like Blasphemy to even talk against Blasphemy, unless it is about extermination." 

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‘Muhammad’ filmmakers and violent protestors are ‘unrepresentative’ - University of Oxford

‘Muhammad’ filmmakers and violent protestors are ‘unrepresentative’ - University of Oxford | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it
Arts at Oxford: Islamic studies professor analyses the reaction to the film 'Muhammad'.
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Top US general cautions Israel, says attack on Iran would be ‘destabilizing’ - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Top US general cautions Israel, says attack on Iran would be ‘destabilizing’ - The Hill's DEFCON Hill | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it

Top U.S. intelligence officials told senators this week that Iran is only likely to attack the U.S. or its allies if it is provoked, but an increasing number of lawmakers are calling for the U.S. to consider military action against Iran as a pre-emptive measure.


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NYC anti-Islam subway ads lead to pink spray paint showdown - Foreign Policy (blog)

NYC anti-Islam subway ads lead to pink spray paint showdown - Foreign Policy (blog) | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it
PolicyMicNYC anti-Islam subway ads lead to pink spray paint showdownForeign Policy (blog)Prominent Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy, author of FP's May/June cover story, was arrested on Tuesday in New York City and jailed overnight...
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The Stoning of Soraya M – Review

The Stoning of Soraya M – Review | Progressive Reform | Scoop.it

“The Stoning of Soraya M.” is based on a true story – and, horrifically, it is a story still being told around the world, wherever women are powerless and angry men circle them, rocks and resentment gripped tightly in their fists.

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