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Articles by Shakira Hussein

Mourn for lost Palmyra, but it is not yours

Islamic State’s destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra is heartbreaking. But its history and artifacts do not belong to the world; they belong to Syria alone.

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Is this the real world? Bin Laden conspiracy theory makes plenty of sense

The US government loves to create its own reality, and the case of Osama bin Laden’s assassination is no different.

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Government commits billions to make Australia less safe

There is tonnes of money in the budget for “national security”, i.e. the ongoing alienation of Muslims.

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The radical danger of Geert Wilders’ free speech

We are quick to blame a tweet from a Muslim urging violence against those at a Texas cartoon exhibition. But what about the hate speech of Islamophobe Geert Wilders?

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Would legalising euthanasia diminish the rights of people with disabilities?

Disability activist Stella Young fought hard against legalising euthanasia, finding it to be an ablist concept that dismisses the experience of those with disabilities. Does a new Greens initiative for death with dignity undermine Young’s campaign?

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Rabble with a cause: the importance of civil disobedience and ‘selfishness’

Those who dismissed last Friday’s protest against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities as selfish completely miss the point.

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Reclaim (indigenous) Australia: both sides scream tolerance at Melbourne rally

Both Reclaim Australia and the Rally Against Racism seem to think they had the moral high ground, and everyone wanted to claim both feminism and Aboriginal heritage. It was a very weird day.

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Islamophobic housewives say Australia is going to halal in a grocery basket

There is a growing trend of anti-Islamic women appointing themselves guardians of the Christian domestic realm, by “battling” halal certification on the home front.

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The death penalty continues because we want it to

The problem for anti-death penalty campaigners is that capital punishment is in fact very popular.

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War, what is it good for? Employment for the counter-terrorism crowd

What ever would those employed by the counter-terrorism industry do if peace were to break out for good?

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Why do we still think cripface is OK?

Disability academic Beth Haller talks about new ways of giving people with disabilities control over their own narratives. And she says help could be coming from quite an unlikely quarter.

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So you think you can Daesh: why schoolgirls are the new recruits

Infantilising young Muslim women won’t prevent the rise in “jihadi brides” fleeing Western nations to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Did we ignore siege warning signs because Monis was only violent towards women?

Man Haron Monis’ long history of violence against women is being brushed aside as Man’s world of counter-terrorism takes over.

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The devil wears Shahada: how IS uses radicalised women to market jihad

The increased use of female suicide bombers by Islamic State militants is, in large part, due to the increased media coverage they generate.

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Hizb ut-Tahrir a convenient scapegoat, but we should not ban it

Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Prime Minister need each other. And banning the organisation will only add to its allure among extremists.

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Meet Pakistan’s all-singing, all-dancing, burqa-wearing free speech defenders

A Pakistani theatre company threw caution to the wind by performing a controversial, satirical play about burqas and freedom of expression.

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Terrorism has many faces in Pakistan

Extrajudicial punishment is meted out with alarming inconsistency in a state torn apart by terrorism.

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Sydney gunman a criminal, not a terrorist

Man Haron Monis was a desperate, violent middle-aged man, not a jihadi.

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Goodbye to my friend Stella, we owe you so much

Shakira Hussein pays tribute to the biting, brilliant wit of Stella Young — and a life free from inspiration porn.

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All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman’s first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai’s goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

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Think you know a niqab from a burqa? Wrong

A niqab is a face veil and a burqa is the blue garment mostly worn in Afghanistan, right? Not so fast …

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Lifting the veil on the real reason for banning the burqa in Parliament

How are Muslim women supposed to join “Team Australia” when our leaders insist on portraying them as dangerous outsiders?

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‘Firebrand activist’ Yvonne Ridley on feminism and her imprisonment by the Taliban

So-called firebrand Muslim Yvonne Ridley turns out to be funny, down-to-earth and a staunch feminist.

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An evening with Yvonne Ridley, ‘firebrand radical convert’

The tabloids are painting Yvonne Ridley as a terrorist sympathiser, but Shakira Hussein found her unexpectedly warm and personable in person.

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Why we can’t get enough of jihadi sluts

There is nothing like the heady mix of sex and death, and if you throw in some terrorism and betrayal of “our” values, the Western media just can’t resist.

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