Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman (Paperback)

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In these thoughtful essays, Sheema Khan--Canadian hockey mom and Harvard PhD--gives us her pointed insights on being a modern and liberal, yet practising, Muslim, especially in Canada. Tackling a host of issues, such as terrorism and fanaticism, human rights post 9/11, Islamic law, women's rights, sharia, and the meaning of hijab, she explains Islam to the greater public while calling for mutual understanding and tolerance. She tells us Why Muslims are angry, and protests, You can't pigeonhole 1.6 billion Muslims, while calling on Muslims to acknowledge the rise of fanaticism. She explains the plausibility of Islamic financing and applies the Charter of Rights to Canada . Can there be Islamic democracy? she asks, and then, Will Quebec adopt France 's peculiar brand of liberty? Provocative and original, even-handed and conciliatory, these essays are an important contribution to an urgent modern debate.

About the Author

Sheema Khan writes a monthly column for The Globe and Mail on issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims. She holds a PhD from Harvard University in chemical physics, along with numerous patents on drug delivery technology. She has served on the Board of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and is the founder and former chair of the Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN). She has testified as an expert witness on Muslims in Canada and has appeared before a number of parliamentary committees. She is currently a patent agent in Ottawa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781894770569
ISBN-10: 1894770560
Publisher: Tsar Publications
Publication Date: October 15th, 2009
Pages: 168
Language: English