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

International

When will Pakistan take a stand against terror?

Jihadis like Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh have proved useful to the Pakistani state

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Faith

Islam must adopt the Moroccan model

Morocco is now the first modern Arabic state to embrace its tradition of religious pluralism

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Imran Khan’s rape crackdown won’t make Pakistan safer for women

The fact that rape is already a capital crime hasn’t deterred many perpetrators until now

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Europe

Pakistan’s fight with Macron has taken a humiliating turn

Imran Khan’s government has made a string of embarrassing foreign policy blunders in its dealings with France

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Faith

A third of Muslim voters backed Trump. Why?

It seems sensible to call time on the idea of a monolithic ‘Muslim vote bank’

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

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