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Shenaz's blog

Shenaz is a former producer and writer with Al Jazeera English, BBC News, and CBC Television. Her writing has appeared in [i]The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, Timeline, rabble.ca[/i] and [i]Muftah magazine[/i]. She holds an MA degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the U.K. and she teaches journalism at Humber College. Visit her website [url=www.shenazkermalli.com]shenazkermalli.com[/url] or follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/mskermalli]@mskermalli[/url].
Blog - Shenaz's blog May 18
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mahdi Dehghan
Shenaz Kermalli | Amidst an electoral system that screens candidates, disqualifies leading reformists, and a supreme leader who sits on top with the final say -- a form of democracy and dissent does exist in Iran.
Blog - Shenaz's blog February 1
Human chain around U.S. Embassy in Ottawa
Shenaz Kermalli | In the aftermath of the attack, one of the worst ever on Canadian soil, Muslims across Quebec said they felt fearful on a level they had never experienced before.
Blog - Shenaz's blog December 23
Photo: Chaoyue 超越 PAN 潘/flickr
Shenaz Kermalli | There are no good guys in this war. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't hear both sides of the story.
Blog - Shenaz's blog November 29
Image: Flickr/Lorie Shaull
Shenaz Kermalli | The anti-Trump protests sweeping the U.S., Canada and elsewhere send a pivotal message: "We will not tolerate injustice."
Blog - Shenaz's blog November 14
Image: Facebook/FannyLee.ca
Shenaz Kermalli | If a principal who posts seemingly xenophobic videos and comments on her Facebook page isn't guilty of professional misconduct, who is?
Blog - Shenaz's blog October 14
Muharram in cities and villages of Iran
Shenaz Kermalli | "It's the most breathtaking event I've ever seen," says one foreign journalist based in Iran. "It looks like the whole country is mourning."
Blog - Shenaz's blog September 12
Image: Flickr/Al Jazeera English
Shenaz Kermalli | Hajj can be seen as a symbolic barometer of the global Muslim community, an ultimate measure of one's patience and tolerance for one another among extraordinarily testing circumstances.
Blog - Shenaz's blog August 3
Image: YouTube
Shenaz Kermalli | Is the idea of a Muslim being a proud citizen so novel that it merits thunderous applause? In the United States, it seems to be.
Blog - Shenaz's blog July 4
Image: Facebook
Shenaz Kermalli | Omar Alghabra has been called many things; a trusty adviser to the Canadian prime minister, a closet Islamist, and "Political Man" -- a cartoon superhero in a suit.
Blog - Shenaz's blog June 10
Shenaz Kermalli | The Saudis are experts at putting on charm offensives and continue to be the leading driver of Islamist terror networks worldwide. Isn't it time to call them out on it?
Blog - Shenaz's blog May 17
Image: Facebook/Sadiq Khan
Shenaz Kermalli | Sadiq Khan first entered the political scene in Britain as an elected MP for Tooting in East London in 2005 -- at the height of the so-called war against terror and global Islamophobia.
Blog - Shenaz's blog April 22
Image: Flickr/Brandon McKay
Shenaz Kermalli | Stéphane Dion's comments on the $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia help explain why the government refuses to cancel it. What it doesn't account for is how they lied about it.
Blog - Shenaz's blog February 22
Bahrain uprising, 2011
Shenaz Kermalli | Not only is Ottawa arming Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, a Canadian tech firm is censoring human rights and dissent information on the Internet.
Blog - Shenaz's blog January 5
Sheik Nimr al-Nimr was executed New Years Day along with 46 others by Saudi Arab
Shenaz Kermalli | Canada will press ahead with lucrative arms-trade deals with the Saudis, seemingly blind to the fact that they are arming the very people whose ideological roots gave birth to the Islamic State.
Blog - Shenaz's blog December 4
Shenaz Kermalli | "The challenge of being a female journalist in the Middle East misses the point," says Safa Al Ahmad, adding that it is challenging regardless of gender.
Blog - Shenaz's blog November 27
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Yerevan
Shenaz Kermalli | A solution to ending the war in Syria appears nowhere in sight. In part because world powers can't seem to get past the question of whom the biggest obstacle to peace in the region is right now.
Blog - Shenaz's blog November 17
Shenaz Kermalli | Are there people out there who really believe the random Muslim woman in hijab standing in front of them at the checkout line at their local grocery store could be hiding a bomb? Apparently so.
Blog - Shenaz's blog September 24
Image: Flickr/Al Jazeera English
Shenaz Kermalli | Hagar, the African servant slave of Abraham and Sarah, harbours a powerful message for today's Muslims and anyone affected by the refugee crisis.
Blog - Shenaz's blog July 9
Flowers in tribute to victims on one year anniversary of July 7, 2005 bombings
Shenaz Kermalli | With the introduction of Quebec's charter of values and reckless policies like Bill C-51, Canada is treading into dangerous territory.