Beena Ahmad

Beena Ahmad is a poet living in Brooklyn, New York.

The Trouble with Free Speech

"Free speech is neither an invention of the Western world nor is the Muslim world necessarily at odds with it. The key is to realize the weight that a "progressive" Muslim voice has in this discourse."

Crimes of Speech

"The infamous George Allen "macaca" comment is part of a long history of offensive speech. The words, though, are only the tip of the iceberg, walking the talk is the real challenge for politicians."

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