Progress is being made with the campaign for justice and equality in Pakistan. For a long time Christians and Imam Dr Taj Hargey have questioned the reluctance of global Islamic leaders to condemn the atrocities in Pakistan, instigated by fanatical groups set on creating religious polarisation. Irshad Manji author of international best-seller "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith", joins Imam Dr Taj Hargey and Kasim Hafeez of the Israel campaign, in calling for an end to the blasphemy law of Pakistan and a stop to minority discrimination and persecution. Pakistan's international image has eroded to an all time low after a series of corruption allegations and a continuing poor human rights record. If you feel incensed by the continual disregard for minorities in Pakistan please join us and make the trip of these most excellent humanitarians - one that was worth it! Details of the protest and "Peace Concert" can be found here:
Irshad Manji is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University. This leadership program empowers young people to challenge self-censorship and value individual liberty.
As a reformist Muslim, Irshad puts moral courage into practice. Her latest book, Allah, Liberty & Love, is a guide to reconciling faith and freedom in a world raging with repressive dogmas. Irshad’s previous book is the international bestseller, The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith. In-between her books, Irshad created the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Faith Without Fear. Through digital technologies, Faith Without Fear is now being shown in underground circles throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
In those countries that have censored Irshad’s work, she is reaching readers by posting free translations on her website. The Arabic, Urdu and Farsi translations of her books and films have been downloaded more than 2.5 million times.