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Salim Mansur is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is a columnist for the London Free Press, for the conservative blog Proud To Be Canadian and the Toronto Sun, and has contributed to various publications including National Review, the Middle East Forum and Frontpagemag. He often presents analysis on the Muslim world, Islam, South Asia, Middle East. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Islamic Pluralism based in Washington, D.C., a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Coalition for Democracies, and an academic-consultant with the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. He has been a consultant with CIDA on development issues and has published widely in academic journals on foreign policy matters and area studies of the Middle East and South Asia. Mansur is featured on the documentary Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West produced by the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He also unsuccessfully ran for the Canadian Alliance party in 2000. Mansur has been accused by Canadian Islamic Congress of using "provocative, self-serving rhetoric", and for "promoting an anti-Arab and anti-Muslim agenda". He is an Ismaili Muslim. At a press conference on October 2, 2008, Mansur stated that "Islam is my private life, my conscience...[but] my faith does not take precedence over my Canada and its constitution, which I embrace freely;" "I am first and most importantly a Canadian;" "only in a free society will you find Islam as a faith and not a political religion." Mansur also criticized New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton, whom Mansur said "has gone to bed with Islamists", because he is running candidates in Ontario and Quebec who are closely identified with the push for Sharia law.

Ugly fight against a death-cult ideology

At the year end, and this year also brings to an end a conflict-ridden decade, we are ritually inundated with reviews of past months and predictions for the future in magazines and journals from...

Book sheds light on modern Holocaust

Giulio Meotti

Bleak look at Canada’s slip from freedom

There was a time not too long ago when Canada was one of the freest countries in the world, and governments in Ottawa and provincial capitals represented, more or less, the will of the...

Freedom is their cup of tea

In my last column, I suggested the likely result of the recent U.S. mid-term elections might be gridlock in government, and that many Americans view favourably such a political stalemate in Washington. Such an idea...

People ready to rectify Obama mistake

The 2010 mid-term U.S. election was a fine illustration of a republican revolution done peacefully and, as an expression of

Harper pledges fight against Jew haters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Disgusting silence on church bloodbath

The non-Muslim world is increasingly not surprised and unmoved by the depravity of Muslim jihadis committing outrage, one after another without end in sight, and what can only be explained, unsatisfactorily, as a pathological...

Absurd UN gives Pakistani helm of IAEA watchdog

How absurd are things inside the UN and its agencies in New York, Geneva or Vienna? Consider, as an example, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency recently electing Pakistan

Canada too casual about threats to freedom

The serious discussion about Canada

Feds too blinkered to see impact of UN blocs

Just about everybody to the left of the Conservatives, on hearing Canada withdrew from the contest for a seat on the UN Security Council, seemed hurt and readily blamed Prime Minister Stephen Harper for...

Don’t be fooled by October Crisis revisionism

Forty years ago this month the long simmering politics of separatism in Quebec turned ugly and violent. In a recent column for the Montreal Gazette, Bernard Amyot, past president of the Canadian Bar Association, reminded...

Like him or not, Trudeau’s legacy remains

Many Canadians of a certain age and older can readily recall where they were when they heard Pierre Trudeau came back from a walk in the snow in February 1984 to announce he would...

Iran prez’s UN stunt smacks of Chavez

Every now and then some demagogue or tyrant with hands bloodier than Macbeth

Muslims fear Muslims more than Jones

Over the past few weeks the mainstream media in the U.S. provided a textbook lesson of how to inflate an obscure story, and by implication suggest an overwhelming majority of Americans are perilously close...

Nine years later, America remains divided

Nine years later, America remains divided The ninth anniversary of 9/11 this year coincides with the mounting controversy over the propriety of building the Ground Zero mosque in New York City. As Americans pause to remember...

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