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Maryyum Mehmood
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Maryyum Mehmood 2h
Replying to @KawtarNajib
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Maryyum Mehmood 9h
Lack of education and engagement w/Jewish history has led to ignorance re: diff b/t historical vs. contemporary Zionism, that jewish≠ zionist. It fosters a hostile environment for those critical of Israeli regime, and enables distortion of political facts to favour the powerful.
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Maryyum Mehmood 11h
Replying to @marymood
Someone tried to mansplain this as follows: 'if we keep listening to these women only, then how'll we promote feminism in our society? Y'know nobody here listens to women.'🤦‍♀️ That IS the problem. How about fostering a society that takes women seriously, as equal beings?
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Maryyum Mehmood 12h
Welcome to patriarchal Pakistan where every day is you’re more likely to find manel discussion a/t men’s take on feminism >women’s firsthand accounts. Feminism is best understood, articulated by supposed male allies b/c only male gaze can give us validation.
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Replying to @marymood
‘Faiz rejects a monolithic view of Marxist ideology. He doesn't agree that Russian model of Communist state is the only acceptable version of the system.' 'Faiz accepts those tenets of Marxism which are acceptable to the socialistic vision of Islam.’
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Replying to @marymood
Given the current political turmoil, Faiz’s ‘nagma Karbala-e Beirut’ poem for Beirut is as relevant today- an extract
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Replying to @marymood
Inevitably, Zia clamped down on Faiz, putting him under house arrest. In 1979, on hearing of ZA Bhutto's execution, Faiz managed to flee Pakistan, heading to Beirut, Lebanon:
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Replying to @marymood
'Hum Dekhenge' (We Shall See) is one of Faiz's most iconic poems, one that was popularised in protests and uprisings against Zia's enforced Islamization. The poem serves as an optimistic promise that we will one day see an end to injustice, brutality and barbarism.
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Replying to @marymood
Faiz wrote most of his poetry behind bars. His fate changed under ZA Bhutto's govt, for whom he served as close aide. Along with Habib Jalib, Faiz was a pioneering public intellectual during Zia Ul Haq's reign. His writings stirred a revolutionary spirit amongst the masses.
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Replying to @marymood
A progressive writer and editor of the Pakistan Times, and leading member of the Communist Party, Faiz was deemed a dissident to Liaqat administration. Accused of conspiracy to overthrow the regime and replace it w/ a left-wing govt, Faiz was imprisoned in 1951.
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Many outside South Asia are familiar w/the literary genius, political influence of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, particularly in Iran. It's time the world celebrates Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan's most acclaimed Marxist author and poet of the 20th century [Thread 101 on Faiz]
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 18
Zac Goldsmith is defending a majority of 45 in Richmond Park. 4% of voting age population there is Muslim, which is >70times his majority Another reason to Check out full Muslim swing constituencies list:
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 16
Replying to @ESRC
And yes, before anyone chimes in about finances. Go where the money takes you, ie. securing funding is crucial. AlH I was fortunate enough to have secured an doctoral studentship. But my supervisor helped me massively throughout the process.
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 16
Often asked what’s most important in choosing PhD program. Many say prestige of Uni or location. My answer: supervisor. This person will be your biggest support/harshest critic for 4+yrs. Blessed to have one who’s now family. W/my Jewish grandparents Ned &Carol Lebow
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Laya Behbahani Nov 15
'They see us as slaves': Kenyan women head for the Gulf despite abuse fears | Jillian Keenan and Njeri Rugene
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LFTV Nov 13
Shameful our Doctors have to do this but it's a function of our terrible corrupted and biased media VoteLabourVideos
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Andrew Scattergood Nov 15
That’s flammable cladding burning on a block of student flats. Two years after Grenfell. Two years of warnings about the hundreds of buildings wrapped in flammable cladding. The Tory government have done nothing. The Tory government will not fix this.
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 16
Replying to @KawtarNajib
Thanks sis ✊🏽
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 15
Replying to @marymood
Take home point this eve was shared by our Buddhist guest speaker, Don De Silva: “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves” -Quran 13:11. اللّٰهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوۡمٍ حَتّٰى يُغَيِّرُوۡا مَا بِاَنۡفُسِهِمۡ
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Maryyum Mehmood Nov 15
Replying to @MashJoy1 @OKR_Mosque
Thank you, and likewise!
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