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Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

19 July, 2017

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

17 July, 2017

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

Daraa 'de-escalation' masks Assad's ethnic cleansing in Syria

30 June, 2017

Comment: Daraa, like Aleppo before it, could fall without the world batting an eyelid. The remaining population would be cleansed, and Assad's exterminators would move in, writes Sam Hamad.

Finsbury Park attack: Radicalisation isn't exclusive to Islam

21 June, 2017

Comment: After the Finsbury Park attack by a white terrorist, why aren't the British media and political class pouring over how he was 'radicalised'?

Curbing internet freedoms will do nothing to fight extremism

07 June, 2017

Comment: From the UK to Syria, the Islamic State group is being bolstered by governments' brutal backlash against a progressive antagonism, writes Sam Hamad.

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

17 May, 2017

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared towards extermination, writes Sam Hamad.

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

04 May, 2017

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, Islamophobe who threatens liberal democracy, writes Hamad.

Hijazi is home, but Egypt's political prisoners languish, forgotten

25 April, 2017

Comment: In securing Hijazi's release, Trump recognises Sisi’s political terror, but demonstrates that unless US citizens are involved, he's not interested, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

21 April, 2017

Comment: The Syrian revolution was about Syrians uniting, regardless of confession, but Assad and Iran are deliberately cultivating sectarianism to their advantage, writes Sam Hamad.

Trump's Syria airstrikes were not humanitarian

07 April, 2017

Comment: With his presidency already dogged by controversy, Trump's failure to act after Assad's chemical attacks could have caused yet another rebellion within his own party, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

21 March, 2017

Comment: Russia supports the Syria 'peace process' not because it wants 'peace', but because it knows that total victory for Assad is a near impossibility, writes Sam Hamad.

Scottish independence referendum is welcome in these bleak times

15 March, 2017

Comment: And it is precisely these times that have made this referendum necessary, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad
Sam Hamad

Hamad is an independent Scottish-Egyptian activist and writer.

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