Legal Commentaries


  1. Universal Mating: The Fusion of RacesThe Huffington Post, June 10, 2014
  2. "A Quantum Leap Toward Universal Spirituality," The Huffington Post, May 20, 2014.
  3. "Republican Platform Envisions America Without Human Rights," The Huffington Post, September 17, 2012.
  4. "Kansas Legislature Does Harm in Barring Islamic Law," The Huffington Post, May 15, 2012.
  5. "Murder as Instrument of Foreign Policy," MWC News (November 2, 2011). Reprinted by:Counterpunch (November 3, 2011); Dhaka Courier (November 3, 2011); Sri Lanka Guardian(November 4, 2011).
  6. "Pakistan’s Nuanced Duplicity," MWC News (October 6, 2011).
  7. "Petitioning Congress on Qur’an Burning," MWC News (April 19, 2011). Reprinted by: Jurist: Legal News & Research (June 14, 2011).
  8. "Representative King’s Crusade against American Muslims," MWC News (March 9, 2011). Reprinted by: Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 9, 2011); Counterpunch (March 10, 2011); The News International (March 12, 2011).
  9. "Understanding Due Process," Dawn.com (December 13, 2010) (co-authored with Jasmine Abou-Kassem) (reviews death sentence of Aasia Bibi under Pakistan Penal Code blasphemy statute). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (December 14, 2010); MWC News (December 14, 2010).
  10. "Oklahoma Ban on Shariah is Unconstitutional," MWC News (November 9, 2010) (co-authored with Jasmine Abou-Kassem). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (November 11, 2010); Arab News (Saudi Arabia) (November 16, 2010).
  11. "The Sovereignty of Muslim Nations," Counterpunch (December 18, 2009). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (December 18, 2009); Daily Star (December 20, 2009); MWC News (December 21, 2009).
  12. "Now Pakistan – Sequential Destruction of Muslim Nations," Counterpunch (October 21, 2009). Reprinted by: MWC News (October 19, 2009); Middle East Online (October 19, 2009); Sri Lanka Guardian (October 21, 2009); AlJazeera Magazine (October 21, 2009); Daily Star (October 25, 2009).
  13. "A Civil War: Obama’s Gift to Pakistan," Counterpunch (June 16, 2009). Reprinted by: MWC News (June 16, 2009); Middle East Online June 18, 2009; Daily Star (June 21, 2009); AlJazeera Magazine (June 22, 2009).
  14. "Drone Attacks on Pakistan's Indigenous Tribes," Counterpunch (April 21, 2009). Reprinted by:Middle East Online (April 21, 2009; AlJazeera Magazine (April 21, 2009); MWC News (April 21, 2009); Daily Star (April 22, 2009); American Muslim (April 23, 2009); Daily Times (April 27, 2009).
  15. "Challenges for Chaudhry: The Way Ahead for Pakistan's Reinstated Chief Justice," Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 19, 2009). Reprinted by: AlJazeera Magazine (March 25, 2009); Daily Times (March 27, 2009); Nigerian Tribune (March 30, 2009).
  16. "Establishing an International Tribunal for the Mumbai Terror Suspects," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 29, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (December 30, 2008).
  17. "Mumbai and the Kashmir Dispute," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 4, 2008). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (December 5/7, 2008); AlJazeera Magazine (December 12, 2008); Daily Times(December 15, 2008).
  18. "Obama and the Second American Revolution," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 5, 2008).
  19. "Meltdown in American Markets: An Islamic Perspective," Counterpunch (September 27/28, 2008). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (September 27, 2008; AlJazeera Magazine (September 29, 2008);American Muslim (September 28, 2008); Arab News (Saudi Arabia) (September 29, 2008); MWC News (September 27, 2008).
  20. "Presidency and the Constitution in Post-Musharraf Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (August 26, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (August 26, 2008); Counterpunch (August 27, 2008);American Muslim (August 26, 2008); Middle East Online (August 26, 2008); Daily Star (August 28, 2008).
  21. "Pakistan's Proposed Constitutional Amendment: An Exercise in Futility," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 24, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (May 22, 2008); Counterpunch (May 23, 2008);American Muslim (May 23, 2008); Middle East Online (May 26, 2008); Daily Star (June 2, 2008).
  22. "Pakistan's Constitutional Shenanigans," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 7, 2008). Reprinted by: MWC News (May 7, 2008); Counterpunch (May 8, 2008); American Muslim (May 8, 2008); Daily Star (May 11, 2008).
  23. "Democracy Day in Pakistan: No Pardon for Musharraf," Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 16, 2008). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (March 17, 2008); MWC News (March 17, 2008); American Muslim (March 18, 2008); Daily Star (March 20, 2008).
  24. "Arresting Pakistan's Musharraf," Jurist: Legal News & Research (February 21, 2008). See also:Counterpunch (February 22, 2008).
  25. "NATO Genocide in Afghanistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (January 29, 2008). Reprinted by:Middle East Online (January 30, 2008); Counterpunch (January 30, 2008); American Muslim(January 31, 2008); AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (February 1, 2008); Daily Star (February 6, 2008). [See also, below under Media Interviews, the February 13, 2008 interview with Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 102.7 FM.]
  26. "Perfidy in Pakistan: Understanding the Bhutto Assassination," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 31, 2007). Reprinted by: Counterpunch (December 31, 2007); MWC News (December 31, 2007); American Muslim (December 31, 2007).
  27. "Summoning Caesar to Trial in Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 16, 2007). Reprinted by: Middle East Online (December 17, 2007); American Muslim (December 17, 2007); MWC News (December 17, 2007); AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (December 19, 2007).
  28. "Pakistan Elections and the Lawyers' Movement," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 27, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 27, 2007); Counterpunch (November 28, 2007); Middle East Online (November 28, 2007).
  29. "Liberating Pakistan: A Test Case for the World Media," Counterpunch (November 15, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 14, 2007); Middle East Online (November 15, 2007).
  30. "Solidarity with Pakistan's Lawyers," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 7, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 7, 2007); Counterpunch (November 8, 2007).
  31. This commentary has been set to photographs and music (6 minutes, 42 seconds).
  32. "Pakistan's Lawless Plight: Prescription for Another Coup?" Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 4, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (November 5, 2007); Counterpunch (November 6, 2007); Middle East Online (November 6, 2007); PressTV (November 7, 2007); AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (November 8, 2007).
  33. "Pakistan's Constitutional Mess," Jurist: Legal News & Research (October 15, 2007). Reprinted by:Counterpunch (October 15, 2007); MWC News (October 15, 2007); The American Muslim (October 16, 2007); Arab News (Saudi Arabia) (October 16, 2007); Brunei Times (October 17, 2007).
  34. "Staying Pakistan's Presidential Election," Jurist: Legal News & Research (September 30, 2007).
  35. "Sharif's Lawless Deportation from Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (September 12, 2007). Reprinted by: The American Muslim (September 11, 2007); MWC News (September 11, 2007);Middle East Online (September 12, 2007).
  36. "Pakistan Supreme Court Must Deliver a Bold Decision," Jurist: Legal News & Research (July 15, 2007). Reprinted by: AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (July 17, 2007); MWC News (July 16, 2007); Counterpunch (July 16, 2007); The American Muslim (July 16, 2007); Middle East Online(July 16, 2007); Arab News (July 18, 2007); The Brunei Times (July 19, 2007); Daily Star (July 20, 2007); Pakistan Link (July 23, 2007).
  37. "A Lawyers' Mutiny in Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 17, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (May 17, 2007); Counterpunch (May 18, 2007); The American Muslim (May 27, 2007).
  38. "Combating Defamation of Religions," The American Muslim (January 1, 2007). Reprinted by: MWC News (December 31, 2006).
  39. "President's Incitements to Commit Genocide," Counterpunch (September 19, 2006). Reprinted by: MWC News (September 18, 2006); The American Muslim (September 18, 2006); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (September 19, 2006); Middle East Online (September 21, 2006).
  40. "Suppressive Rulings: Turkey's Headscarf Ban," National Law Journal (online edition) (July 24, 2006).
  41. "The Challenges of Maximalist Democracy," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (February 6, 2006). Reprinted by: MWC News Magazine (January 29, 2006); Daily Star (February 1, 2006); Daily Times (February 6, 2006).
  42. "The Essentialist Terrorist," Daily Star (November 27, 2005). Reprinted by: MWC News Magazine (November 22, 2005); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (November 28, 2005).
  43. "The New Commandment on Political Murders: Thou Shalt Not Kill— But We Will," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (October 29, 2005). Reprinted by: Statesman (October 29, 2005); Daily Star (October 30, 2005).
  44. "The Invention of Porno Torture," Counterpunch (September 28, 2005). Reprinted by: Daily Times(October 3, 2005); Daily Star (October 7, 2005).
  45. "Is There a Right to Armed Struggle?," Counterpunch (August 27/28, 2005). Reprinted by: Statesman (August 31, 2005); Daily Star (June 7, 2005); "The Changing Right of Armed Struggle," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (September 16, 2005, updated).
  46. "Friendly Renditions to Muslim Torture Chambers," Counterpunch (June 6, 2005). Reprinted by: Daily Star (June 7, 2005); Statesman (June 8, 2005); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (June 7, 2005).
  47. "Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Poised to Fall Apart," Counterpunch (May 4, 2005). Reprinted by: Statesman (May 5, 2005); Jurist (May 5, 2005); Planeta Porto Alegre.net (May 5, 2005) (English version and Portuguese translation); Daily Star (May 22, 2005).
  48. "Alif for Allah, Baa for Bush," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (January 25, 2005). Reprinted by: Bitácora Internacional (April 14, 2005) (Spanish translation) (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  49. "The Devil's Work: Bush's Minority Appointments," Counterpunch (November 26, 2004). Reprinted by: Statesman (November 27, 2004); Jurist (November 29, 2004); Daily Star (online edition) (November 30, 2004); La Prensa San Diego (online edition) (December 3, 2004); Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (December 17, 2004).
  50. "The Jihad of Alan Dershowitz," Counterpunch (September 30, 2004). Reprinted by: "La Yihad de Alan Dershowitz," Rebelión (October 3, 2004) (Spanish translation); Daily Star (online edition) (December 5, 2004).
  51. Professor Khan's article, "The Jihad of Alan Dershowitz," is based upon a July 27, 2004 telephone interview. Listen to Part 1 (43:47 minutes) and Part 2 (2:20 minutes) (requires Windows Media Player).
  52. "Living Fully at Forty and Beyond. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (September 30, 2004).
  53. "From William Franklin to Omar Hazim: An Islamic American Story. Reprinted by: Daily Star (online edition) (September 5, 2004); Statesman (online edition) (September 30, 2004).
  54. "The Murder They Wrote: US Plots to Assassinate Pakistani Ambassador," Jurist (August 16, 2004). Reprinted by: Axis of Logic (August 11, 2004); Daily Star (online edition) (August 16, 2004); Statesman (online edition) (August 22, 2004).
  55. "US Veto Over the Wall Threatens the Rule of Law," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (online edition) (July 26, 2004). Reprinted by: Palestine Chronicle Weekly Journal (July 25, 2004); Daily Star (online edition) (July 25, 2004); Taipei Times (online edition) (July 28, 2004); Gulf Daily News (online edition) (July 27, 2004); Axis of Logic (August 3, 2004).
  56. "Taking Care of Old and Frail Parents. Reprinted by: PakistanLink (online edition) (June 4, 2004). Statesman (online edition) (August 4, 2004).
  57. "The Changing Law of Assassinations," Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel (April 3, 2004). Reprinted by:Daily Star (online edition) (April 4, 2004); Middle East Times (online edition) (April 9, 2004) (Due to unauthorized editing, this version of the article contains errors.); Daily Times (online edition) (April 13, 2004); Middle East Window (online magazine and forum) (May 26, 2004); Diplomatic Traffic(April 2004).
  58. "Justice Antonin Scalia: Living in Another World," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (March 29, 2004).
  59. "Open a Thousand Libraries," Statesman (online edition) (March 16, 2004).
  60. "A Culture of Solving Problems. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (February 17, 2004); PakistanLink (online edition) (February 27, 2004).
  61. "Saving Islamic Democrary in Iran: The Governing Council Should Be Juristic, Not Political," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (January 20, 2004). Reprinted by: Asia Times (online edition) (January 23, 2004); Middle East Times (online edition) (January 23, 2004).
  62. "The Value of Individuals. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (January 11, 2004).
  63. "Cleanliness Can Be Learned," Daily Star (online edition) (November 15, 2003).
  64. "How Americans Appreciate Cleanliness. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (November 2003).
  65. "God Goes to Law School," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (October 27, 2003).
  66. "How Americans Appreciate the Dignity of Manual Labour," Statesman (online edition) (October 2003).
  67. "Hi, Welcome to the Hotel California. Reprinted by: Statesman (online edition) (August 29, 2003).
  68. "Lawlessness in Iraq and the Failure of Unilateralism," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (July 7, 2003).
  69. "The Obligation of the Coalition Provisional Authority to Protect Iraq's Cultural Heritage," ASIL Insights (July 2003).
  70. "Above and Beyond International Law," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (January 24, 2003).
  71. "Mocking the Myth of Freedom: Pakistan Views America," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (January 24, 2003).
  72. "Chechen Terror: The Play within the Play," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (November 4, 2002).
  73. "Will the European Court Push Turkey toward Islamic Revolution?," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (September 9, 2002).
  74. "Will the War on Afghanistan Reap Any Benefits?," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (November 5, 2001).
  75. "Attack on America: An Islamic Perspective," Jurist: Legal Intelligence for an Educated Democracy (September 2001).