Jemima Shelley is a researcher in the Extremism Policy Unit at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where she focuses on women’s rights and extremism in the Middle East. Jemima holds an M.A. in theology from the University of Edinburgh, where she specialized in Islam, and an M.Sc. in Middle Eastern politics from SOAS, where she explored female-led progression in the region.
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Attempts have even been made to co-opt the celebration of love and Islamicize it. The regime has tried to replace Valentine’s Day with the wedding day of Imam Ali, the first divinely ordained Shia Imam, and Fatimah, the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, but this attempt has not yet caught on.