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Farhad Mirza
Farhad Mirza

Farhad Mirza is a writer, journalist and educator. He is a regular contributor to various publications in Pakistan, Europe, the US and the Middle East.You can follow him on twitter: @FarhadMirza01

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Oppose the burqini ban, but don't call it liberation

26 August, 2016

Comment: The notion that a woman is only free when she strips off, is as problematic the one that states she is free when she covers herself, writes Farhad Mirza

Qandeel Baloch: An unlikely political icon for Pakistan

21 July, 2016

Comment: When a society violently inscribes its morals and values on a woman's body, the active renunciation of chastity is a highly political, dangerous and risky endeavour, writes Farhad Mirza.

Overcoming a racist campaign: what next for London's Khan?

10 May, 2016

Comment: After his resounding victory, Sadiq Khan must be careful not to open democratic space for the politics of division that he transcended during this recent campaign, writes Farhad Mirza.

Pakistan's War on Terror: At the expense of liberty

04 May, 2016

Pakistan may have been commended for its ongoing fight against terrorism, but to what extent have these so-called gains been made, asks Farhad Mirza.

Charlie Hebdo emulates the narrative it claims to oppose

07 April, 2016

Comment: Framing religious extremism as a spiritual confrontation between European secularists and Muslims is a dangerous, reductive and equally radical approach, argues Farhad Mirza.

We can't fight terrorism while exploiting its victims

19 November, 2015

Comment: Appropriating the grief of others to further our own agendas risks adopting a distorted us-and-them world view advocated by those we wish to defeat, writes Farhad Mirza.

Denial is ammunition of choice in Turkey's faceless war

14 October, 2015

Comment: Turkey fumbles in the dark for the culprits of Saturday's bombing while the state is expanding its power under a growing culture of anonymous terrorism, writes Farhad Mirza.

Farhad Mirza
Farhad Mirza

Farhad Mirza is a writer, journalist and educator. He is a regular contributor to various publications in Pakistan, Europe, the US and the Middle East.You can follow him on twitter: @FarhadMirza01

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