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Toronto-based lawyer (www.ksmlaw.ca), writer and academic. He is currently an assistant professor of law at Valparaiso University School of law and an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Faisal has published articles in the Toronto Star, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Buffalo News, London Free Press, Law Times, Windsor Star, Hamilton Spectator, Al Ahram, Arab News, Indian Express and numerous other publications around the world. He is a regular commentator and speaker on anti-terrorism law, national security, constitutional law, international affairs, human rights, multiculturalism, Islam and the West, and Muslims in the West.
He formerly served as vice-chair and counsel to the Canadian Council on American Islamic Relations (www.caircan.ca).
(2 comments) Saturday, March 29, 2014 Spain’s Apology: Jews are Not the Only Ones Who Suffered; Muslims Also Owed Corrections for Historical Wrongs
Conference of European Rabbis; Spain; Rabbi Pinchas Godlschmidt; Sephardic Jews; Marranos; Jews; Muslims; Alhambra Decree; 1492; Morocco; Algeria; Tunisia; North Africa; Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon; Moriscos; Najib Loubaris; L'Association pour la Mémoire des Andalous; Junta Islámica; Catholics; Isabella I of Castile; Ferdinand II of Aragon; Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon; "right of return"; Antonio Manuel Rodríguez Ramos.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 Islamic law, Adoptions and Kafalah
The article argues that there is hope for compromise between Western legal systems and Islamic law regarding the adoption of children from Islamic countries...
Saturday, February 3, 2007 Canadian and U.S. Anti-terror practices on Trial: Maher Arar Saga Not Over Yet
"My priority right now is to clear my name," said Maher Arar during his first public appearance in 2003 upon his return after being tortured for over a year in Syria. The Arar Commission findings which cleared him and Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apology which came after months of negotiations -- last week go a long way in helping Arar fulfill his first wish.
Thursday, December 21, 2006 The Universal Lessons of Hajj
Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days in hopes it will bring about a deep spiritual transformation.
(2 comments) Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Western Construct?
The belief that the current international human rights regime is derived exclusively from the ideological framework of the west is a major obstacle in its acceptance as a truly universal vision. As suggested by a number of human rights scholars, the United Nations must initiate a project to rethink and reformulate the conception of human rights, taking into account the different philosophies that share this planet.