Eva Sajoo Feed http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/contributor_content/8890 en What do Boko Haram and the Taliban have in common? It’s not what you think http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/world/what-do-boko-haram-and-taliban-have-common-it%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-not-what-you-think The past few weeks have seen the shooting of polio vaccinators in Pakistan and Nigeria, the attempted destruction of the ancient library of Timbuktu in Mali, and yet more civilian deaths from...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/world/what-do-boko-haram-and-taliban-have-common-it%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-not-what-you-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Ibn Khaldun Ibn Sina Islamist terrorists Muslim Emir of Kano Nasir al-Din Tusi Prophet Muhammad roadside bombs Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 14358 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Yves Engler on The Ugly Canadian, foreign policy, and climate change http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/yves-engler-ugly-canadian-foreign-policy-and-climate-change Yves Engler, author of several books on climate change and foreign policy, is on a cross country tour to launch his latest book The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy. &nbsp;He argues...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/yves-engler-ugly-canadian-foreign-policy-and-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Canadian foreign policy Climate Change Enbridge Northern Gateway Stephen Harper The Ugly Canadian Yves Engler Fri, 02 Nov 2012 06:02:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 13393 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Debunking the 'oppressed' Muslim woman myth http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/taxonomy/term/29053/debunking-oppressed-muslim-woman-myth There's no such thing as a generic 'Muslim woman', and many don't view Islam as one of their problems, says anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod. <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/taxonomy/term/29053/debunking-oppressed-muslim-woman-myth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Politics genital mutilation Lila Abu-Lughod Middle East women Muslim women oppression Simon Fraser University Sun, 07 Oct 2012 07:28:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 13073 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Beyond the Burqa: Vancouver filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed speaks about Afghan women, media and social change http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/culture/beyond-burqa-interview-vancouver-filmmaker-brishkay-ahmed-about-afghan-women A searingly brave filmmaker shares her thoughts on women's rights, social change in Afghanistan through media, and the big difference between a burqa and hijab. <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/culture/beyond-burqa-interview-vancouver-filmmaker-brishkay-ahmed-about-afghan-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Afghanistan Brishkay Ahmed burqa Canada Film france hijab Interview women's rights Sun, 22 Jul 2012 02:06:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 12325 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Alice Walker: The colour of censorship? http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/taxonomy/term/29053/alice-walker-colour-censorship <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/taxonomy/term/29053/alice-walker-colour-censorship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Middle East alice walker censorship Israel Israeli-Palestinian conflict neil macdonald Palestine self-censorship the colour purple Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:34:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 12082 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Chris and Hedvig Alexander on Canada's role in Afghanistan's future http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/world/2012/05/25/chris-and-hedvig-alexander-canadas-role-afghanistans-future Canada has made a huge contribution to Afghanistan and can continue to do more, says Conservative MP Chris Alexander. <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/world/2012/05/25/chris-and-hedvig-alexander-canadas-role-afghanistans-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Middle East Peace Dividend turquoise mountain UNAMA United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Fri, 25 May 2012 23:35:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 11797 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Professor Ilan Pappé brings the Israeli-Palestinian discussion to Vancouver http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/thescene/2012/05/08/professor-ilan-papp%C3%83%C2%A9-brings-israeli-palestinian-discussion-vancouver Professor Ilan Pappé continues the Israeli-Palestinian discussion at the Vancouver Public Library on May 5.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/thescene/2012/05/08/professor-ilan-papp%C3%83%C2%A9-brings-israeli-palestinian-discussion-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Scene Tue, 08 May 2012 23:51:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 11631 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Karen Armstrong in Vancouver to talk about compassion and religion http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/commentary/2012/03/28/karen-armstrong-vancouver-talk-about-compassion-and-religion Karen Armstrong, an internationally renowned British author and commentator on religion, will be hosted by the&nbsp;SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue from March 19 - 30 to hold a city-wide...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/commentary/2012/03/28/karen-armstrong-vancouver-talk-about-compassion-and-religion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life Charter of Compassion History of God Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue SFU Centre for dialogue Vancouver religion Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:03:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 11250 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Were the Shafia women victims of Islam? http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/commentary/2012/01/31/were-shafia-women-victims-islam Pundits have blamed Islam for the honour killings of the Shafia girls, but discrimination against women is the real problem -- and it's not limited to Muslims. <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/commentary/2012/01/31/were-shafia-women-victims-islam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Canada multiculturalism gender discrimination Increase honor killings Muslim feminists Muslim teachings Muslim women Quran teachings Shafia trial conviction Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:25:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 10594 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop The Muslim next door: becoming local in Vancouver http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/world/2011/11/25/muslim-next-door-becoming-local-vancouver How much does where we live affect who we are? <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/world/2011/11/25/muslim-next-door-becoming-local-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Politics Derryl Maclean Islam Itrath Syed Muslim community Simon Fraser University Vancouver muslims Sat, 26 Nov 2011 08:52:00 +0000 Eva Sajoo 9744 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop