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Ruqaya Izzidien
Ruqaya Izzidien

Ruqaya Izzidien is a British-Iraqi freelance writer specializing in social and cultural affairs. Her work has been published in The New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC and Al Jazeera English, and her upcoming novel is entitled The Watermelon Boys.

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Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

29 November, 2017

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

20 November, 2017

Comment: Ofsted's move is not about equality for Muslim girls, but policing brown bodies; ensuring we can control Muslims in Britain, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

08 November, 2017

Comment: Halal abattoirs are cruel - they require cattle and poultry to be alive at the time of killing...

My week as a white non-Muslim

24 October, 2017

Comment: I've always been afraid of white people, so, inspired by Channel 4, I decided to become one for a week. I was amazed by what I discovered...

Photoblog: The ancient babs of modern Marrakech

26 July, 2017

The babs of Marrakech have been absorbed into the modern and diverse city - photos by Ruqaya Izzidien.

Hobby Lobby settlement whitewashes cultural colonialism in Iraq

07 July, 2017

Comment: Paying a fine and returning the looted antiquities is no compensation for a harmful sale that showed no concern for Iraqi historical and cultural autonomy, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Praying while female: Why I'm calling for women-only mosques

22 June, 2017

Comment: Women are overwhelmingly unwelcome in our own mosques, the time has come for dedicated mosques for women, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Ruqaya Izzidien
Ruqaya Izzidien

Ruqaya Izzidien is a British-Iraqi freelance writer specializing in social and cultural affairs. Her work has been published in The New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC and Al Jazeera English, and her upcoming novel is entitled The Watermelon Boys.

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