Tag: Rafia Zakaria
Rafia Zakaria: Bogotá DividedSeptember 2013
Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Sound of Things Falling explores the imperceptible boundaries and lingering wounds of the Colombian drug wars.
Rafia Zakaria: The Tragedies of Other PlacesApril 2013
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a columnist for Pakistan’s largest English newspaper reflects on why violent attacks leave a more lasting impression if they happen on American soil.
Rafia Zakaria: Fighting is ForbiddenNovember 2012
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
Rafia Zakaria: The Retired TerroristMay 2012
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Life and Death in KarachiJanuary 2012
The NPR host and reporter on what Americans miss when they consider Karachi, the city’s resilience, and what Jinnah really envisioned in Pakistan.
Muslim GrrrlsSeptember 2010
After successfully employing Islamic law in the U.S. court system, our writer realizes that Sharia and feminism aren’t always mutually exclusive.
Rafia Zakaria: Reform or Renounce? Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Muslim WomenJune 2010
The Somali-born former Dutch parliamentarian finds herself in a political conundrum: What can be done to save lives of women destroyed by patriarchal interpretations of Islam while reform is still a work in progress?
Rafia Zakaria: Victims and VictimizersJune 2010
Can Muslims expect tolerance from western nations where they are minorities when their own nations are unwilling to apply similar concepts?
Rafia Zakaria: The War On Baloch WomenMay 2010
Violence against women exists in every nation in the world, but perhaps only in Pakistan is it so easily tolerated and so rarely punished.
Rafia Zakaria: A Limited EducationMay 2010
This Saudi Arabian university may be forward-thinking when it comes to gender equality in higher education, but falls short when it comes to migrant tolerance.
Rafia Zakaria: Burka Ban and EarthquakesApril 2010
State intervention in women’s clothing, whether it involves promoting the burka or banning it, achieves the same purpose: subjugating women’s bodies to the dictates of men.
Rafia Zakaria: The Fourth Cup of TeaApril 2010
When Three Cups of Tea was published in 2006, publishers were unsure of its reception. Their fears were unfounded. The book’s story of a failed American mountain climber’s humanitarian project to build schools in the most underprivileged parts of Pakistan’s northern areas resounded with millions.