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No man is an island

The World Health Organisation has now recommended face coverings for indoor spaces  to stem the transmission of the novel coronavirus. This is the reason for the regulation applied in the UK from the 24th of July, which requires people to…

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The case for Shamima Begum

Picture this: a 15 year-old Shamima Begum from Bethnal Green, East London, straight A student studying for her final GCSE exams, well-liked by her peers and teachers, falls prey to grooming and is recruited by sophisticated ISIS propagandists, along with…

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Fetish Joe is no ally

People who fetishize ex-Muslims are not our allies. You may be wondering what I mean by ‘fetishize ex-Muslims’. I am drawing on some observations coming from a few ex-Muslims who are either vocal or involved in activism. Ex-Muslims – and…

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Understanding female terrorists

In recent years, Indonesia has seen an increase in female terrorism. The case I remember most was the story of Dian Yuli Novi, a former Indonesian migrant worker who had intended to perform a suicide bombing at the Presidential Palace…

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Why is she scary?

‘Mummy, why is Scary Spice scary?’ The context: The Royal Wedding approaches. These are very exciting times for me, because I have heard that the Spice Girls may well be reunited for the ceremony in May. The Spice Girls were…

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Faux-feminism

A wave of feminism is sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa region. Part of this wave is created by anonymous feminists from their social media accounts. Celebrities are also riding the wave, enjoying being celebrated as feminist activists…

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Masking the patriarchy

The false equivalence of masks and veils The unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 has challenged human attitudes. Our lives are dictated by the new uncertainties; we are developing new habits. We have been pushed into isolation, while wearing masks and maintaining…

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Is essential code for ‘expendable’?

A few weeks before the lockdown, while the Conservative party were in the midst of developing their post-Brexit points-based immigration system , the Home Secretary Priti Patel stated that those earning less than £25,000 annually were in ‘low-skilled’ jobs and therefore not…

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COVID-19: Let’s talk about health inequality

A recent article on the BBC entitled ‘Ethnic Minorities ‘a third’ of COVID-19 Patients’ outlines the racial aspect of health inequalities within the UK. Similar articles have been published in other news outlets, including the Guardian and Al-Jazeera. This article provides a…

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Watch your tone

The sound of a woman hitting a nail firmly on the head A couple of days ago in Parliament, Rosena Allin-Khan, the newly appointed Shadow Minister for Mental Health, was told by Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, to ‘watch her tone’….

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Feminists anonymous

A new wave of feminism is sweeping across the Arab region. A strong and unprecedented wave of feminist activism is inundating the Middle East and North Africa with the help of social media platforms, especially Twitter. Many accounts on Twitter…

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