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Ruqaya Izzidien


Ruqaya Izzidien is a British-Iraqi freelance writer specialising in social and cultural affairs. Her work has been published in The New York Times, the Guardian, the BBC and Al Jazeera English.

Comment: Williams is held to a different standard than her white, male counterparts both because she's a woman, and because she's black, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

11 September, 2018

Comment: Ruqaya Izzidien takes a satirical look at Brits who fail to integrate abroad.

04 September, 2018

Comment: Integration - an already problematic concept that should be abandoned in favour of acceptance - is a myth, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

29 August, 2018

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

13 July, 2018

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

05 July, 2018

Comment: The doctor-patient relationship should be one of trust, not an opportunity for the government to monitor political beliefs, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

15 June, 2018

Comment: MAC's 'glamorous suhoor' makeup advert exposes its complete lack of understanding of Muslims and Ramadan, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

28 May, 2018

Comment: A new war on 'terrorism' should be declared, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

26 March, 2018

Comment: Rather than celebrating Mohammed bin Salman's baby step reforms, Theresa May should amplify the voices of Saudi women calling for the abolition of male guardianship, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

06 March, 2018

Comment: Black Panther's characters are coincidentally black, rather than crudely pigeonholed. It's time their Arab and Muslim counterparts enjoyed similar representation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

20 February, 2018