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Sikander was the public face of Kingston’s Muslim community during the Shafia family murder trial in late 2011 and a designated spokesperson for the Canadian Muslim community’s Call to Action to Eradicate Domestic Violence. He is normally available for comment on news stories, to help with background and understanding Canadian Muslim issues, and for writing columns and opeds. As a journalist, Sikander understands the importance of deadlines, word limits and soundbites.

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Battling Mistrust – Cops must work with community to thwart terror (Ottawa Sun, Guest Column, September 10, 2016)

First all-canadiates meeting in Kanata-Carleton (Kanata Kourier-Standard, September 10, 2015)

Certifying imams as a security measure: An imam’s response (The Globe and Mail, Opinion, July 14, 2015)

Media organizations shouldn’t fall into extremists’ trap (Toronto Star, Opinion, January 14, 2015)

An imam explains why Muslims hate seeing depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (Canada.com, News, January 9, 2015)

Kingston imam moving on (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, June 4, 2014)

Departing imam cherishes time spent in Kingston (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, June 2, 2014)

When death is near (Winnipeg Free Press, December 28, 2013)

Christmas greetings not offensive  (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, December 23, 2013)

What we lose when privacy is gone  (Montreal Gazette, Opinion, June 21, 2013)

You’re blessed with opportunities: Imam tells OTF Award Winners (Iqra.ca, June 2013)

Is religious faith the cure for terrorism? (The Globe and Mail, Faith Exchange, May 18, 2013)

Role of imam has changed (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, April 27, 2013)

‘Oh, no, I hope it’s not a Muslim’  (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, April 27, 2013)

Authorities must work to build Muslims’ trust  (London Free Press, Opinion, April 27, 2013)

How to keep young Muslims from embracing violent movements (The Globe and Mail, News, April 26, 2013)

How acts of terror affect the Muslim community (Toronto Star, News, April 17, 2013)

Path to fame, road to infamy  (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, April 6, 2013)

Pick a life path — stardom or infamy?  (London Free Press, Opinion, April 6, 2013)

Casino debate must end with a “no”  (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, March 5, 2013)

Crimes against women know no religion  (Montreal Gazette, Opinion, January 29, 2013)

We must speak out against violence (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, January 29, 2013)

This is not our Islam (Kingston Whig-Standard, Opinion, September 16, 2012)

9/11 – Muslims have faced an increasing level of violence (Montreal Gazette, Opinion, September 11, 2012)

More to Ramadan than fasting (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, July 18, 2012)

Claims ‘illogical’: Local imam (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, July 17, 2012)

Muslim athletes face fasting dilemma as Ramadan coincides with Olympics (Canadian Press, Sports, June 29, 2012)

Religious leaders united in call for help (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, May 14, 2012)

Shafia trial a wake-up call for Canadian Muslims (Globe and Mail, Commentary, January 30, 2012)

There is no honour in domestic violence (Toronto Star, Opinion, January 30, 2012)

Local Muslims express mixed emotions following Shafia convictions (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, January 29, 2012)

These quotes helped make good stories great (Kingston Whig-Standard, December 28, 2011)

People of other faiths not offended: experts (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, December 10, 2011)

Imam Sikander Ziad Hashmi: There is no honour in killing (National Post, Full Comment, December 6, 2011)

Canadian imams to speak out against honor killing (Reuters, News, December 6, 2011)

Muslim leaders speak out against violence  (Globe and Mail, National News, December 5, 2011)

Words are just the beginning (Toronto Star, Editorial, December 3, 2011)

Leaders send a loud message: Domestic violence is un-Islamic (Toronto Star, News, December 1, 2011)

No honour in ‘honour killings’: Imam (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, October 21, 2011)

Staying connected (Kingston Whig-Standard, Local News, October 17, 2011)

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