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
News
Sep 3, 2010

Who is the next terrorist? Your neighbour next door!

Monia Mazigh
Four young men stand accused in Ottawa. When governments define what a terrorist is, it results in stereotyping, mistakes, and lost years for the wrongly accused. Ask Maher Arar and Mohamed Harkat.
Blog
Sep 27, 2018

Bringing new voices and angles to readers

Monia Mazigh
Constantly challenging mainstream stories or bringing new voices and angles for readers is hard work. But rabble.ca does it daily and reaches hundreds of thousands of readers.
Photos
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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