Posts Tagged ‘oppression’

Heartstring Remedies

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Heartstring Remedies

It’s a physical ache, the kind that stops you dead in your tracks. A slow burn in the chest and a mind cluttered with worry. I feel every beat melt into the next and my heart’s inaudible whispers grow louder. Patience. I’ve been told that this world, this fleeting dunya, is not for the faint of heart. I dig deep and the whispers ripple through my chest. Patience. My heartstrings are in a disjunctive mess and I need a remedy.

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

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Banning Liberty: A Reminder

On Monday, the French ban on niqab (or the burka) took place. Any woman in a public area with her face covered can be arrested and charged or fined. France is considered a secular society which, by definition, would mean that it has religion separated from state. It may mean eliminating laws based on religion and ending religious discrimination.

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I am that Hijab

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I am that Hijab

I am that Hijab
That cloth, that fabric
That symbol, that fear
In people’s eyes

Why does she wear it?

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