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Huda Z

Huda Z

Feminism vs. Hyperfeminism In Pakistan: Where to Draw the Line?

I recently came across an Instagram post by a popular feminist page in Pakistan, and this is what its caption said: “From university campuses to mosques… where is a girl free of the moral police, pray tell?” This is what got me thinking that we urgently need to have a debate about whether or not this comparison is valid. Personally, I don’t consider the above mentioned argument valid and don’t agree with the claim


Is the Israeli Prime Minister Afraid of Carpet Laundries?

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 27, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an Iranophobic speech, in which he accused Iran of having a “secret atomic warehouse,” alongside other allegations. To quote, “Today I’m revealing the site of a second facility: Iran’s secret atomic warehouse. It’s right here, in the Turkuzahbad Distrcit of Tehran. Just three miles away. Let me show you exactly what the secret atomic warehouse looks like. Here it

The Plight of the Shi’a Minority In Saudi Arabia

With the commencement of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic Calendar that is mourned by most Muslims as a month in which the historic Battle of Karbala took place, Shi’as, their Muharram-related rituals and gatherings, along with harsh responses they receive for those have once again become quite a hot potato. And obviously, if you are to talk about Shi’as and the discrimination, hate and persecution they face at the hands of extremists, you


Pakistani Athlete Opens Up About Mistreatment And Lack Of Representation

Abiha Haider is a young Pakistani currently serving as a member of women’s national football team in Pakistan. In one of her recent Facebook posts, she has opened up about the lack of representation for players like herself in the media and about celebrities appropriating their positions in the name of publicity. The sector of sports in Pakistan is still in its developing stages and international-level athletes must struggle at every stage to be able


What The Current Political Situation Demands Of You

I would have begun my article way differently than this if it wasn’t for the opportunity I had of being in Iran for a short time and personally observing how every now and then, this country is badly misinterpreted on the international level. Before I write anything about the current political situation in Iran, I’d like to make a quick point about the efficiency and accuracy of opinions by individuals in relation to their current

Sahar Tabar (digitally manipulated version)

The Internet Lies About Sahar Tabar

Modern day internet does not like to keep quiet. Every now and then, it needs something to go viral, be it a long forgotten issue or an illegal jailing from the past decade to protest against. And sometimes, it doesn’t even care if the thing that’s going viral is true in its essence or not, it just does its thing. Over the past few weeks, the internet has been freaking out over the “Iranian girl

Real Life

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Arbaeen Walk

Arbaeen literally means “fortieth” in Arabic and is used as a name for the day which marks the fortieth day from the date of the Tragedy of Karbala, according to Islam. This day falls on 20th Safar on the Islamic calendar. The shrines of the martyrs of Karbala are situated in the same city in Iraq. Every year, a march is organized in which Muslims (mainly Shia Muslims) walk approximately 92 kilometers from Najaf city to


Misdeeds Against the Shia Community in Pakistan Continue In the Form of “Legal Abductions”

The media has been unaware of the continued oppression faced by the Shia community in Pakistan for decades. One after other, Wahhabist terrorist organizations have risen up in the country massacring men, women and kids with the slogan of “Shia Kaafir“. (Shias are pagans.) There is an entire history of bloodshed experienced by the Shias of Pakistan in utmost pain. Their religious processions have been bombed, their abodes burnt, their men killed and their women


Sorry, Susan, We’re Not Running ISIS

ISIS claimed the responsibility for the recent Las Vegas shootings and the internet was yet again taken by storm. Every here and there, people were talking and sharing sympathies with the victims. But Susan wasn’t one of them. Instead of praying for and sympathizing with the victims and their families, she was busy bullying Muslims outside her house and on the internet. She was, once again, yelling at immigrants, telling them to “go back to your


Why Swaraj Needs Another Pair of Glasses

Yesterday, India’s now-popular External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stepped into the UN General Assembly podium and after a long session of praising her country for its supposed growth, she began to speak about Pakistan. Swaraj sees a lot of bad things in the country she debates against and asks, “Why is it that today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?” She

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