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Rafia Zakaria

Xenophobia in Europe

What Jews suffered then, Muslims will suffer now. And as in the case of the Jewish population of Europe. Updated Apr 26, 2017 07:00am

A woman in China

Animosity towards women can now be added to the list of things that the Pakistani and Chinese states appear to... Published Apr 19, 2017 06:56am

Intervention again

For many pro-intervention liberals, being the president of the US means being the president of the world. Published Apr 12, 2017 06:06am

The lure of past glory

The British attitude towards former colonies, and now Europe, is one of being inadequately rewarded for its magnanimity. Updated Apr 05, 2017 08:20pm

Journeys and bans

The electronics ban and the Muslims subject to it are a validation of the logic of collective blame. Updated Mar 29, 2017 09:53am

Torture & young domestic workers

Those who are beating and torturing young girls in their homes will not spare the time to read this. Updated Mar 22, 2017 08:28am

White and lovely

The curse of one’s lesser whiteness is one to be overcome, and entire social systems exist to help these delusions along Published Mar 15, 2017 07:03am

Men should cry

Crying women and cruel men are merely opposing sides of the same coin, their fates and futures inextricably intertwined. Published Mar 08, 2017 01:10am

In defence of women’s shelters

It is unfortunate that women’s shelters are viewed as a product of a Western feminism that contravenes culture. Published Mar 01, 2017 02:16am

New & unimproved ‘war on terror’

It will not be hard for a hawkish military adviser to convince Trump to invest in a huge and costly occupation of the Published Feb 22, 2017 01:39am

Banning the Brotherhood

One executive order under consideration by the new White House would designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist Published Feb 15, 2017 01:12am

What the seals say

The politics of Hindutva are not the only brand of politics implicated by the Indus seals. Published Feb 08, 2017 02:38am

Bans and borders

It is impossible to imagine crowds of Pakistanis standing at airports to welcome Christian refugees. Updated Feb 01, 2017 10:55am

Braggarts in the plane

In the South Asian obsession with first class is an equal and opposite disdain of equality. Published Jan 25, 2017 12:50pm

Show your faces…

In the battle over who gets to define Islam, why should the moderates remain silent? Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm

The noose and the internet

Naila Rind’s case reveals just how vulnerable Pakistani women are to cyber harassment and blackmail. Updated Jan 11, 2017 10:07pm

No more development aid?

Regardless of what represents Trump’s actual intentions, the prognosis is in general not a good one. Published Jan 04, 2017 01:01am

The wrong man

Escalating xenophobia in the West has ensured that all brown men of any religion are considered suspect. Published Dec 28, 2016 01:57am

Women having fun

Women’s lives are worth little in Pakistan and women who dare to be happy are worth even less. Published Dec 21, 2016 12:57pm