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Rafia Zakaria

America must learn the shadow of white terror will be harder to fight

Countries like Pakistan, post-colonial countries, are continually (and incorrectly) often seen as inhabiting the Western past.

09 Aug 2019 12:17 AM

Time to embrace that brown, dark can be beautiful

The “blackface” use of cosmetics to make the skin darker and effect cultural misappropriation of African tradition can be viewed as a racist act.

02 Aug 2019 12:18 AM

For all Trump’s Islamophobia, Khan has scored a diplomatic win

It must have been an odd thing for PM Imran Khan to step into a United States whose president was having such a visibly Islamophobic moment.

26 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Domestic abuse: A crime without punishment

Moscow is far away, but the complexities of the situation are not unimaginable in Pakistan.

11 Jul 2019 12:13 AM

What does the Dalai Lama’s ‘lapse’ teach us about sexism?

Women, after all, are terribly used to ‘good’ men saying sexist things and having these ascribed to dated views.

05 Jul 2019 12:03 AM

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Economics over Islamism: Choice clear in Istanbul

The cultural messaging that generated voter ire and got them to the polls on symbolic issues like veiling is no longer working.

28 Jun 2019 12:44 AM

Dead migrants in US, Europe: Refugees left to fend for themselves

Some reports that were released discuss these increasing numbers with great solemnity and great concern.

24 Jun 2019 4:40 AM

The clock is ticking on the Americans’ varsity for Afghans

Some clues may lie in the other stalled effort being carried out by the Americans in Afghanistan

14 Jun 2019 1:08 AM

Do ‘burkinis’ offer modesty or draw more attention?

The body is technically completely covered with hardly any skin showing.

18 May 2019 12:05 AM

ISIS brides: A problem for the West and Muslim world

In recent interviews, Shamima has stated that going public with her plea to the British government was likely not in her best interests.

01 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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Hambantota: Art of using old tricks to get new land

China was there to help make it all happen and then Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was glad to accept.

22 Feb 2019 12:45 AM

‘Dark’ tourism is on the rise, cashing in on human misery

It is well known that in India, which markets itself as “exotic India” in its pro-tourism commercials, tourists can take guided tours of large slums.

15 Feb 2019 12:24 AM

2 Muslim women in US Congress make history, break a stereotype

No sooner had the clip featuring Representative Tlaib hit the contentious airwaves of American cable news that it went viral.

11 Jan 2019 12:29 AM

The problem with baby powder

It is difficult to tell whether the exercise in limiting the damage from lawsuits will be successful.

21 Dec 2018 12:26 AM

Laughing celebrity brides

The curly-moustache sporting groom, Ranveer Singh, is resting on cushions next to Padukone.

06 Dec 2018 12:03 AM

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Halt arranged marriages, people will be much happier

It is no surprise that divorce has become far more prevalent, though not less stigmatised, than it used to be.

12 Oct 2018 2:01 AM

America is no saviour of women in Afghanistan

The aims of Promote were to improve the status of 75,000 Afghan women at all levels of society.

21 Sep 2018 12:17 AM

Headscarves have evolved as a symbol of identity

All of this would be readily acceptable were it not for the fact that this particular contest is a beauty pageant.

06 Sep 2018 7:50 AM

The children of terror

Participation, of course, is presented as an honour that the children have to earn, an imprimatur of belonging.

31 Aug 2018 1:18 AM

Europe story: Muslims are judged over a handshake

The case of Farah Alhajeh may seem like victory in the individual sense of receiving damages and being vindicated.

24 Aug 2018 5:45 AM

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