MUSTY KAMAL

LONDON, UK

Throughout my life, I have valued variety in everything I have sought to do. I feel diversity in experience can be one of the most powerful forces in promoting tolerance and understanding. I was born and brought up in London, and living in such a melting pot has really shaped my world view. Seeing situations unfold from completely different viewpoints is where harmony exists. I studied Philosophy and Economics at the London School of Economics and then went on to work in the European Parliament. I am a keen human rights activist and am always seeking opportunities to live outside my comfort zone.

REMEMBERING BOSNIA

Originally published on www.srebrenica.org.uk on the 7th May 2015 Sarajevo’s main street has the staples of an example of coexistence and harmony. A mosque, a church, and a synagogue lie within 60 meters of each other on the main street in Sarajevo. In fact, upon the advent of the Second World War, the heads of the…

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THE PAKISTANI HINDU CARETAKER

This post was originally published on Ary News on 21st March 2015 Raj or Raju Bhai, as he is known, is the principal caretaker of the National Museum of Pakistan in Karachi, and happens to be a Hindu. He’s been looking after the museum for 35 years and his father held the position before him. The…

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PAKISTAN & CLIPPED WINGS

This post was originally published on Buzzfeed on January, 19th, 2016 -For Saida and Naila – Pakistan has produced some renowned female figures over its relatively short history. Malala Yousafzai and Fatima Jinnah being just a couple amongst many notable examples. But perhaps their success is all the more noted because it was achieved despite great…

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