Sofia Ahmed
Sofia is currently an undergraduate student of International Relations at the University of Birmingham. She follows current affairs and has a special interest in British and US foreign policy.

Sofia’s political activism began in the early 90’s, when she took part in marches and rallies in response to the Indian military’s human rights abuses in the Kashmir Valley.

She spent three months living in the Palestinian village of Deir Istiya in 2011, working alongside international activists to provide accompaniment to Palestinian farmers, documenting and intervening in human rights abuses and supporting Palestinians in their resistance against Israel’s military occupation.

She continues to champion the human rights of oppressed people across the world and is an outspoken critic of The War on Terror.

Entries by Sofia Ahmed

Malala Yusufzai Is Being Exploited by the West and Its Stooges

(4) Comments | Posted 25 July 2013 | (11:05)

The sight of white men in suits applauding and gushing at Malala Yusufzai's speech at the United Nations, the media frenzy and vociferous support on social media was nauseating for me. Not because I deny Malala the right to campaign for what she does. It was more due to the...

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Muslimah Pride: We Reject Femens Islamophobic and Neo-Colonialist Crusade to Save Us

(458) Comments | Posted 10 April 2013 | (00:00)

I have been following the exploits of Femen for a while now and have become increasingly frustrated with the way in which they carry out their campaigns. What Femen are doing is highly counterproductive and detrimental to Muslim women across the world. For me and hundreds of other women who...

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Anti-Muslim Attacks: Telling MAMA Is Not Going to Solve the Problem

(201) Comments | Posted 30 January 2013 | (23:00)

Islamophobia has not only passed the dinner table test but it has permeated British society at every level. The media, politicians, security services, policymakers and other public institutions can all be held responsible for the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment over the past few years.

Speaking at...

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