The Women in the World Summit was an opportunity to shine a light on the plight of Yazidi women and the atrocities committed by ISIS […]
Because of political polarisation, it appears as though the conflation between “Middle Eastern,” “Arab,” and “Muslim” is not going away any time soon.
The Bahá’í community in Iran have been subjected to unwarranted arrests, false imprisonment, beatings, torture, unjustified executions and much much more. This is the truly remarkable story of Niknaz Aftahi’s […]
Sarsour’s statements are an affront to women and men around the world who fight an uphill battle to escape and fight against misogynistic laws. The praise and support that Sarsour has received makes it appear that American feminists are not particularly concerned about the wellbeing of their sisters in far-off lands. […]
The election of Donald Trump might be a consequence of the tragic dichotomy between denying that Islamic extremism is an issue, and xenophobia. About a month ago, I had a Skype conversation with a friend, […]
59,204,408 Americans voted for Hillary Clinton to be their next president. 59,058,307 voted for Donald Trump. 146,101 more Americans voted for Clinton than Trump. So why, then, is Trump scheduled to sit in the Oval […]
[Co-authored with Scott Jacobsen] Swedish chess players and the US Champion, Nazi Paikidze, have been outspoken about their refusal to wear the hijab in Tehran, Iran for the Women’s World Chess Championship. At the moment, […]