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Flinders Street attack begets online racist hatred, which tabloids feed on

December 22, 2017 52

Hatred on social media -- and the tabloids that eat it up -- is born of ignorance, and the media has a responsibility to change that it, writes Irfan Yusuf.

Happy warmonger Trump joins the circle of a perpetual war

August 23, 2017 18

While the foreign policy establishment applauds Trump's conversion to military intervention, they never ask the question of why the War on Terror has been such a spectacular failure.

Playground horror: Taliban violence no longer confined to Pakistan’s badlands

March 29, 2016 6

Violence is out of place everywhere and nowhere.

Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

January 23, 2015 5

A Pakistani theatre company threw caution to the wind by performing a controversial, satirical play about burqas and freedom of expression.

Terrorism has many faces in Pakistan

Terrorism has many faces in Pakistan

January 9, 2015 3

Extrajudicial punishment is meted out with alarming inconsistency in a state torn apart by terrorism.

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

October 17, 2014 16

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman's first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai's goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

The deceit at the heart of the terrorism hysteria

The deceit at the heart of the terrorism hysteria

September 9, 2014 18

The global rise in terrorism in 2013 disguises that it is the West's intervention in Iraq that is still causing misery and death.

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: light at the end of the tunnel edition

April 9, 2014 3

Julia Gillard reviews Game of Thrones, Arthur Sinodinos can't recall much of anything, and the Greens are OK in WA.

Memo to Scott Morrison: don’t deport gay man to Pakistan

Memo to Scott Morrison: don’t deport gay man to Pakistan

January 7, 2014 6

The Greens have joined in a last-ditch bid to stop a gay man being deported to Pakistan. Ali Choudhry could be forced to leave his Brisbane-based partner as early as tomorrow.

Akbar v the drones: the Pakistani lawyer taking the US to court

Akbar v the drones: the Pakistani lawyer taking the US to court

August 1, 2013 7

Pakistani barrister Shahzad Akbar is seeking retribution from the US over its drone war in his country. During his visit to Australia he spoke to Crikey about giving a voice to the voiceless.