The UN investigates. The Holocaust museum has even rescinded a prize it once gave to Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet, we still risk letting this unfathomable repeat of history go unchecked.
Dr. Qanta Ahmed is Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York Stony Brook, and the author of In the Land of Invisible Women (Sourcebooks 2008) an account of her experience living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An Op-Ed contributor to the Dutch National Trouw, she has also been published in the Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Pakistan’s The Daily Times and the World Policy Journal.
King Salman's decision to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia takes me back to my years as a doctor in the country, and a life at the mercy of others.
Last week, a doctor in Michigan was charged with performing genital mutilation on two of her young patients. That’s right—her patients.
Muslims have a role to play in explaining the history of veiling in Islam.
I’m a sleep disorder specialist, and many of my patients couldn’t sleep because of the election—and the anxieties that underlay it.
At a New York dinner party, guests look the writer directly in the eyes—and the scales begin to fall from them.
Qanta A. Ahmed watched the twin towers fall from Riyadh. This Friday, she’s treating 9/11’s first responders—and taking the oath of American citizenship.
Far from revered, the Kingdom’s first female athletes are ignored or insulted at home, writes Qanta Ahmed.