July 7, 2014 30 Comments
Militant extremist group ISIS has certainly been successful at one thing -- it is terrifying Western governments and leaving Muslims in the West vulnerable and exposed.
June 27, 2014 10 Comments
You can't make domestic violence less horrific -- or less real -- by calling it "honour killing" and claiming it only happens to Muslims. There is no honour in brutalising women.
June 6, 2014 14 Comments
Abolishing the ABC's Ramp Up, a national platform for disabled voices, looks like an attempt to suppress dissent at a crucial moment for the sector, writes Shakira Hussein.
August 1, 2013 7 Comments
Pakistani barrister Shahzad Akbar is seeking retribution from the US over its drone war in his country. During his visit to Australia he spoke to Crikey about giving a voice to the voiceless.
July 18, 2013 17 Comments
Pakistani education advocate Malala Youseffzai did not let an attack by the Taliban silence her. Her reward? A backlash, laden with conspiracy theories and victim-bashing.
May 13, 2013 3 Comments
All the allure and fame of ex-cricketer Imran Khan couldn't carry the day at the weekend's Pakistani elections. The country is going back to the future with old faces -- but Pakistan is very different.
April 23, 2013
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bomb blasts, some commentators have discussed the disparity of media attention in relation to other tragic events. Shakira Hussein explores whether those criticisms are warranted.
April 18, 2013 17 Comments
Is there still anti-Muslim sentiment in lower Manhattan? After the Boston bombings, Crikey visits the 9/11 memorial and Park51, the so-called "Ground Zero mosque", to find out.
February 20, 2013 19 Comments
Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders spoke in Melbourne last night. Shakira Hussein, a Muslim, attended for Crikey -- she found it weird and at times menacing.
January 25, 2013 6 Comments
Scott Morrison committed the Coalition to building an era of "post-multiculturalism" in Australia. But it's more dog-whistle than serious critique of the failings of migrant integration.