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Posted inFree Expression

What we talk about when we talk about hijab—a view from Tehran

Reading Time: 9 minutes Like all people called to witness the unraveling of history as it happens, I am plagued more than anything by anxiety, a child of uncertainty. The tidy parade of events in history books belies the fact that those living through it do not know how their chapter will end. Will the chaos in Iran breed anything but further chaos? Will everything fall apart?

Posted inPolitics

The global impact of the war in Ukraine

Reading Time: 5 minutes OnlySky · The global impact of the war In Ukraine | Kaveh Mousavi A war is like an earthquake: it can be devastating and its human toll can be tragic. It can occupy the airwaves and cyberspace, monopolizing the collective consciousness and conscience of the citizens of the world as they gaze sadly upon the […]

Posted inCulture

‘Condolences and congratulations on the death of your son’: How a culture of martyrdom poisoned a nation

Reading Time: 11 minutes There was another wave of spikes in cases and deaths due to COVID-19. Was it the second one? The third? I cannot remember. But I do remember that the daily death numbers were in triple digits and that the map of Iran–my nation–was drenched in bloodlike crimson.  We were physically present in my place of […]

Posted inUncategorized

Islam Q&A

Reading Time: 4 minutes I decided to ask my Facebook friends to ask me any questions they have about Islam, thinking the questions and answers would make a good blog post. Feel free to ask your own questions in the comments. I had done one of these about Iran before, this new one is about Islam. What are the […]

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