Layla Huriya is a Muslim female with roots in Turkey. Given the current political climate in Turkey, (arbitrary detention, travel bans, assaults on free speech), Layla does not feel safe providing her real name. She hopes one day in the future to write in the open without fear of persecution or retaliation against her family members.
In a provocative move, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the closing of seven mosques and potential expulsion of 60 Turkish-funded imams one week before Muslim Eid celebrations. The move has been criticized as Islamophobic. A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Khalid, took to twitter to voice his government’s outrage: “Austria’s decision to […]