Monia Mazigh

Monia Mazigh was born and raised in Tunisia and immigrated to Canada in 1991. Mazigh was catapulted onto the public stage in 2002 when her husband, Maher Arar, was deported to Syria where he was tortured and held without charge for over a year. She campaigned tirelessly for his release. Mazigh holds a PhD in finance from McGill University. In 2008, she published a memoir, Hope and Despair, about her pursuit of justice, and recently, a novel about Muslim women, Mirrors and Mirages. You can follow her on Twitter @MoniaMazigh or on her blog www.moniamazigh.com

Monia Mazigh
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Jul 6, 2018
Woman in hijab stands in store surrounded by mannequins in hijabs. Photo: Mulia Sjahrusjiam/Flickr

What misogyny looks like when you wear a hijab

Monia Mazigh
The dehumanization of Muslim women is ingrained in people's imagination. And the common, simplistic and wrong perception that the hijab is a symbol of oppression is still alive and thriving.
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Nov 3, 2017
Quebec and Quebecers are the first to know how a majority can be oppressive and can interfere with minority rights. Photo: Alfred Weidinger

On independence and the niqab

Quebec's shameful embrace of a niqab ban grew out of the identity politics that followed the failed 1995 referendum to separate from Canada

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