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You are not meeting my eyes. They are beneath the cloth I wear on my head, actually. No, I am from America. Yes, it is called a hijab. No, this cloth is not hijab . Hijab is not a covering, a hiding-away, a ...

Story - By: - 2015-04-17 00:13 - 0 comments

Stop Urban Shield, Stop Violence Against Our Communities

If there is anything that Urban Shield and the racist history of policing in the U.S. teaches us, it is that the police and military are two faces of the same system of global repression and racism.  ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-23 22:30 - 0 comments

Glimpses of a Muslim Childhood

Sajda On the morning of my sixth or seventh Eid, My mother dressed me in white Pakistani robes, Holding my hand gently As we walked through the bright wooden gates Of the Islamic Community Center by our house. I had not yet learned ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-21 16:29 - 0 comments

New Orleans thunderstorm, after the Boston marathon

birds echo and a tentative sun retreats to darkness, knowing far away news about to flood our transplant hearts. days, it’s been rising pushing up seeking the jagged cracks in facades of cheery every-day. SWAT teams ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-17 21:01 - 0 comments

Your House is Burning Sister, You Better Pray: The Unholy Union of Patriarchy & Religion in Sri Lanka

Nimmi Gowrinathan and Fathima Cader expose the intensity with which patriarchy upholds a religious nationalism that has Sri Lanka's women, and Muslim women in particular, cornered with little recourse.  ...

Story - By: - 2014-09-17 20:58 - 0 comments

To the Hindu middle-class: Why “wait and see” won’t cut it

In 2006 and 2007, I spent several months in Ahmedabad while on a fellowship from my university in the US. During my time in Ahmedabad, I interacted with the mostly-Hindu NGO staff where I was based, residents of the largely Hindu shantytown where the NGO ...

Story - By: - 2014-06-14 13:32 - 0 comments

Book Review: Corona by Bushra Rehman (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013)

This fragmented, musical novel breaks the prettiness of memory, brings irreverent humor where it should, shows the crisscross of ethnic neighborhoods in New York City, and celebrates love in the midst of violence.  ...

Story - By: - 2013-10-24 00:53 - 0 comments

Book Review: The State of Islam: Culture And Cold War Politics In Pakistan by Saadia Toor

Hamzah Saif reviews Saadia Toor's The State of Islam , "a forceful corrective to the dialogue on Pakistan." ...

Story - By: - 2013-05-28 23:12 - 0 comments

Tracks Back Home

Live reading of poem developed for the South Asians for Justice event "Gujarat Genocide and US Solidarity" in Los Angeles, April 2012 ...

Podcast - By: - 2012-05-29 22:34 - 0 comments

'There are No Rules Here:' A Visitor's Guide to Guantanamo and the Military Commissions

In 2006, two attorneys observed military commissions for four weeks in Guantanamo Bay.  We revisit their conclusions that the detentions and legal process afforded the detainees held there harm the U.S.'s already diminishing reputation as a leader ...

Story - By: - 2012-01-11 00:28 - 140 comments

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