In Lament of Gaza

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Gaza sinks in blood, but the world community is glad.
Arab leaders keep silent—slaves of the West.

A Tale of Two Teenagers: Malala and Anisa

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My heart breaks; my eyes weep; my body is burned out for our Afghan girls who are losing their lives in the fight for girls’ rights in Afghanistan.

I Apologize

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I apologize not because I am a weak person,
or because I am shy,
or powerless, or immature, or poor.

The Conservative Jihad on our Media

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By declaring jihad against the media, women will continue to be repressed, but without the world knowing.

Islam and the Anti-Violence Law

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People always argue that Islam says a man can marry four wives, but they don’t know circumstances under which God gave this permission.

Why the Girls Get Sold

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The news was about a six-year-old Afghan girl who was going to have to marry a seventeen-year-old teenage boy because her father didn’t have money for his wife’s medical treatment.

On My Way to University

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Suddenly the man began abusing her by yelling, “You slut! Women have money to buy dresses and make-up, but you do not have money to buy the holy Quran.”

The Taliban Committed Suicide Near My Office Today

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I still see the scare in that little boy’s eyes and saw how his heart was beating fast. His kindness saved me from possibly dying during the attack.

Escape Abroad: Afghans Leave Their Country

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Recently a group of staff members of the Afghan parliament traveled to Europe to participate in a five-day leadership workshop. But in what seems to be a regular occurrence, four of the five did not return to Afghanistan.

Gulniz, Victim of Violence

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Gulniz was brave and told her husband on their wedding night that she had been raped and was not virgin. Her husband promised to keep her happy.