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The age of Trump: Day 82

Day 82 in the Age of 45. It’s been a while since last I wrote. I have been traveling for work outside of the US. For just a few days I thought that maybe by being far away, or by…

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Love letter to my Muslim girls

Cheers to my Muslim girls in every corner and crook of the world. I see you and acknowledge you. Cheers to the girl in hijab and the one without. Cheers to the girl who gets bullied, to the girl who…

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Foreign Aid? More like foreigners get paid

Currently the states of Somalia and Somaliland are in utter chaos. There has been an on-going drought and the death toll has already reached staggering numbers. Three million people are facing food insecurity and 110 died on the night of…

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A positive change is possible

‘Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is…

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My first Muslim Women’s Day

March 27th 2017 marked the first #muslimwomensday, and I was geeked. The lives of Muslim women have rarely been celebrated on their own terms, so the prospect of the day being celebrated by Muslim women through trendy pages, such as…

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Research in a time of genocide

I have always found other life forms to be significantly more interesting than humans (myself included). One of my most cherished childhood memories is holding newly hatched geckos (the feared chipkali) in my hand; small grey-green balls, cumin-seed eyes with…

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Nothing ’neutral’ about the hijab ban

Prompted by the case of a G4S receptionist in Belgium who was fired for wearing a headscarf after three years of employment, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last week that ‘workplace bans on the wearing of ‘any political,…

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Vani: A custom

Sometimes with my evening tea and biscuits I get the rare opportunity to flick through TV channels. Rare, because our TV is almost always occupied by my little sister who wants to watch KPop, or my father who wants to…

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Home-made Islam

I never knew any women who had been abused by their husbands, except for two. Once I heard my mother talk about them with her friends, but when she saw me, the ladies shooed me away. ‘This is not that kind of beating, children…

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My London will survive

Day 62 in the Age of Trump. Yesterday my London was attacked. Why and who is still unknown. But the ‘how’ was plain for all to see. We are in the age of extremism – and that means entrepreneurial terrorism…

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The age of Trump: Day 58

Day 58 in the age of 45 – and it is an auspicious night. Tomorrow is Nowruz, the ancient Persian New Year, celebration of the first day of Spring, of life and light and colour. Because we of the east…

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Looking for wisdom

Wisdom the forgotten element as the world commiserates for itself. What is wisdom? Where is it? It is in me. It is in you. Wisdom is simple, just like beauty. Defining it may be a tad complicated, and may need…

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The problem of Yemen experts

Mohammed Al-Yamani, the dedicated Yemeni photojournalist who was killed after being shot by a Houthi sniper more than a week ago, has received a wide solidarity online exceeding his usual humble local network in Yemen; as his death came in…

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Daesh and music

Apart from its military activities on the ground and hard attempts for state building, Daesh has another face: its various cultural activities. An important part of Daesh’s cultural power is propaganda as a form psychological warfare. Through diverse types of…

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The age of Trump: Day 50

Day 50 in the age of extremism – and it goes on. We look for moments of light and hope. We also create them, and remind ourselves of the goodness that does exist. Tomorrow in New York as the Commission…

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