Anjum Rahman

Anjum Rahman is project lead for the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono. https://www.inclusiveaotearoa.nz/

Society
Jun 12, 2021

The story of March 15 needs to be told on the big screen. But not like this

The director and producers have the skills to make the right movie. The question is whether or not they have the courage to do it.

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Society
May 4, 2021

Widening the definition of terrorism won't help the communities most at risk

What we need is a security service that's aware of its own biases and which focuses on genuine threats, writes Anjum Rahman.

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Society
Mar 15, 2021

Two years on, there are still pockets of hate. And there are beams of light

I’m asking New Zealand not to forget, and not to brush this aside, writes Anjum Rahman.

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Society
Dec 8, 2020

With this report on the Christchurch terror attacks, is NZ now ready to face its demons?

We can make changes, but their success is dependent on eliminating racism and discrimination both within government and wider society.

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Society
Dec 3, 2020

The gap at the heart of the Royal Commission on the Christchurch terrorist attacks

Predetermined terms of reference, a lack of transparency and an inherent conflict of interest limits the inquiry's potential to deliver the scrutiny and change Aotearoa needs.

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Politics
May 15, 2020

A year on, the Christchurch Call must go beyond ‘don’t livestream mass murder’

Regulation of online content has received little attention amid a global health crisis. But violent extremist activity has not stopped.

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Society
May 5, 2020

For the sake of all minority communities, don’t bring armed response policing back

We already know that routinely arming police isn't the right solution, writes Anjum Rahman of the Islamic Women's Council of NZ

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Society
Mar 26, 2020

There is relief. There is anger. And there is still a demand for answers

We can now call him what he is: a terrorist. But there are questions that still need to be addressed, writes Anjum Rahman.

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Society
Mar 15, 2020

Mirrors and monsters

We don’t need an anniversary to pray for those who died, to honour the suffering of those who survived. But are we ready to face the complexity of the changes needed?

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Society
Jan 7, 2020

The saffron sari

Anjum Rahman reflects on returning to her place of birth at the age of 12, and on how the history of Muslims in India is being rewritten.

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Politics
Aug 14, 2019

That this man is allowed to propagate hate from his prison cell is beyond grotesque

After 51 Muslims were murdered in Christchurch, does Corrections really not understand the potential for serious harm if they fail to do their job to the highest standards?

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Politics
Jul 3, 2019

Your email confirms you are lining up beside the populists and fascists

Anjum Rahman received an email urging her to join the fight against the UN Global Compact on Migration. This was her response

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Society
Jun 11, 2019

Thanks for the offer but I’d rather not debate my own humanity

Columnist Anjum Rahman looks at what's at stake in the free speech debate, and whether it deserves to be debated at all.

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Society
Apr 26, 2019

In the face of ugliness and hate, these are the moments of touching beauty

In the weeks after the Christchurch we've seen those who continue to seek profit from hate. But we've also seen an awakening of sorts, and that is where the hope lies

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Society
Mar 17, 2019

We warned you. We begged. We pleaded. And now we demand accountability

For more than five years, Muslim representatives knocked on every door we could, we spoke at every possible forum. We pointed to the rise of vitriol and the rise of the alt-right in New Zealand

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