Growing up in Britain, I knew nothing of the many crimes the British Empire had committed against my Iraqi ancestors.
Ruqaya Izzidien is a British-Iraqi freelance writer specialising in social and cultural affairs. Her work has been published in The New York Times, th... e Guardian, the BBC and Al Jazeera English, and her upcoming novel is entitled The Watermelon Boys.
Muslim women are only allowed in to the white world of beauty if they accept to toe the line.
Hajj is the largest pilgrimage on the planet, but if it is to endure, environmentally-friendly measures are needed.
Attendance was poor even before the January 12 earthquake damaged every school in the capital.