Have You Heard of the Hapsburgs?

I talk about the little known European Empire called the Hapsburg family. Read

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Britons and their Royals

The heightened brouhaha over Harry and Meghan as compared to Prince Andrew’s friendship with a known predator shows where the priorities of the media and public lie. Read More

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November 15, 2019 Saima Baig berlin wall,cold war,germany,iron curtain no responses

The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the cold war and the iron curtain, fell. Read here what happened.

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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

Of tribes, propaganda and the search for reason

The only way to deal with a post truth world is to be objective about tribal affiliations and understand our predilection to tribal stories. Read

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The jihadi bride and moral dilemma

Shamima Begum, the British jihadi bride, wants to return to the UK after spending almost 4 years with the Islamic State. Should she be allowed back? Read

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January 30, 2019 Saima Baig Agency,Hijab,Islam no responses

The myth of the hijabi woman’s agency

If you dig deep into the bedrock of this, it is clear. This agency is very limited. That is how patriarchy and religion have modernised themselves: by inventing the myth of the agency of women, especially veiled women. It has told them that they are making a choice, and have […]

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November 1, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

A new day for Pakistan? The Aasia Bibi Verdict

Aasia Bibi, imprisoned for almost nine years and who was on death row for blasphemy has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Read

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The Case of Jamal Khashgoggi

On Saudi Arabia, its despicable human rights record and how it has murdered one of its citizens in its own embassy in Turkey. Read

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Khan is new to this political game; he is going to test the waters very gently. There is no expectation that he will do away with the blasphemy laws and/or make any strides towards a more liberal and free society. I predict that more freedoms will be curtailed and there […]

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June 28, 2018 Saima Baig cannabis,legalize it,marijuana,UK no responses

Legalize it

(Published in Sedaa_Our Voices) The UK needs to legalize cannabis Read

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