Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Pakistan is relishing its role as kingmaker in Afghanistan

Pakistani leaders have spent much of the past two weeks basking in the Taliban’s triumph

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Pakistan’s masochistic support for the Taliban

The Pakistani military doesn’t appear to realize how the unification of Taliban groups might be menacing for its territorial integrity

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Religion

Pakistan’s profane blasphemy laws

Pakistan is one of 12 Muslim-majority countries where blasphemy against Islam is punishable by death

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

China

China is the latest victim of Pakistan’s Islamist problem

Locals in Balochistan tout China as the latest colonizing power

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Nigeria’s abduction epidemic and the silence of the West

It isn’t always jihadists that are responsible for these kidnappings but rather local gangs

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Religion

Austria’s ‘Islam map’ is dangerous

The Austrian government seems unable to grasp nuance

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Boko Haram’s demise will only strengthen Isis in Africa

The jihadist ideology continues to flourish globally

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Middle East

Imran Khan’s dangerous bid to export Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Pakistan is one of 12 Muslim countries where blasphemy is still punishable by death

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

India’s selective COVID crackdown

Modi has been only too happy to play politics as normal when it suits him

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Imran Khan’s cowardly response to Pakistan’s rape crisis

This is hard to take from a twice-divorced former playboy

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

How terror took over the African continent

Salafi jihadist outfits have targeted the pluralistic core of Africa

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Bangladesh could pay for failing to crack down on its Islamist threat

Islamist groups continue to thrive in Bangladesh

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

The triumph of Bangladesh’s third gender

There is a centuries-old bond between the Hijra communities of South Asia

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Europe

Are Switzerland and France really ‘Islamophobic’?

When Switzerland and France impose new laws, the condemnation is swift

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

International

Indonesia’s mandatory hijab ban is a triumph for women

All adults should have the right to wear what they want without being marginalized

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

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