Layla Huriya

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.

Austrian Muslims | It’s Time to Support Ourselves

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 […]
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Opinion | Her Headache with Face Veils

While banning the face veil may be within Europe’s rights, is it the right thing to do?First, let’s get one thing straight, the niqab, and the b...