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I am a Biology graduate currently working in clinical laboratories. I am an avid reader and amateur painter. As a Muslim woman I am a passionate advocate for my faith and in my writing I hope to present the true and peaceful message of Islam in the context of current socio-political issues.

As a British Muslim woman, I have had the freedom to choose to wear the headscarf for the past 12 years and the privilege to practise my faith as I deem fit.

That said, it has not been smooth sailing for the veiled Muslim woman living in the Western world. In the spirit of World Hijab Day, I want to encourage an open discussion and mutual understanding of matters relating to the hijab and its significance for Muslim women.

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I am a Biology graduate currently working in clinical laboratories. I am an avid reader and amateur painter. As a Muslim woman I am a passionate advocate for my faith and in my writing I hope to present the true and peaceful message of Islam in the context of current socio-political issues.
@ZDureShewarA

Following the news coverage of events on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. and subsequent comments from lawmakers, federal officers and even the President-elect Joe Biden—I'm reminded of Shakespeare. The utilized number of literary techniques; a popular one being that of tragic irony.

Romeo believing his great love is dead, ends up committing suicide, Juliet is of course very much alive, and upon discovering Romeo has passed away, proceeds to commit suicide. How does this relate to an angry mob of Trump supporters undermining American democracy?

Let me explain.

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