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This Is Why the Ummah’s Silence on Afghanistan Is Problematic

This past month, Afghans across the world watched with horror as our country fell into the hands of the Taliban. The United States troops withdrew, our flag was replaced, our president fled, and our female news anchors said their goodbyes. Supporters claim the Taliban have changed, yet  Hazaras continue to be the target of ethnic…


On The Toxicity of Hating Malala

On a fateful day in October 2012, an unhinged Taliban gunman boarded a bus full of schoolgirls in Swat Valley, Pakistan and demanded to know which one was Malala, threatening to shoot everyone on the bus if they didn’t comply. Once identified, he discharged his weapon once, shooting the 15-year-old girl in the head and…