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Naheed Mustafa

Naheed Mustafa is an award-winning journalist based inToronto, Canada. She worked in print for eight years before moving into radio broadcasting in 2000. She worked in both news and current affairs and was, most recently, a show and documentary producer with CBC Radio's foreign news program Dispatches. Naheed also produces her own documentaries, focusing on stories from Kashmir, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Her work has been featured on CBC Radio, CBC Television, Radio Netherlands, World Vision Report, and the Toronto Star, among other places.

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Why I Wear Hijab

Why I Wear Hijab

I often wonder whether people see me as a radical fundamentalist and terrorist Muslim who hides an AK-47 assault rifle underneath her jean jacket. Perhaps, they see me as the poster girl for oppressed womanhood everywhere. I am not sure which of the two it is. I get the whole gamut of strange looks, stares, …


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