The reason I have asked about women protesters is because, as happens often, Aafia’s case got ‘complicated’ with the duplicitous ploy of the febrile female accusation.
->Full column here:
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My original headline was 'The anti-Aafia Mafia'. I was asked if I could give an alternative "just in case". It made no sense to me, but I'd much rather make the choice myself. And so I did.
'Express Tribune' also yanked off the last sentence, which reads:
For a nation that wants to put its finger in every Islamic cake, the anti-Aafia mafia is icing for the US seeking hysteria to justify its hyperbolic xenophobia.
This is ridiculous. Unless they wanted to preserve the word 'mafia'.
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Anyhow, for those who have been following my work, there is a deeper look at the issue that many of you have already seen here