Iran and chess tournaments: The hijab controversy

Check out some of the diverse perspectives on the recent protest against Iran’s headscarf requirement. Azadeh Moaveni summarizes the controversy: When the World Chess Federation designated Iran host of the 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship games, Mitra Hejazipour was thrilled. She is a women’s grandmaster. She learned chess at 6,…

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The dangers of modesty-shaming

Islamophobia is at its peak. Recent terror attacks, mass shootings, combined with anti-Muslim rhetoric by some of our politicians have contributed greatly to fear and hatred against Muslims. Consequently, many Muslims, who have lived and worked in this country for decades, are anxious and fearful of things that were once…

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