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Usaid Siddiqui
Usaid Siddiqui

Usaid Siddiqui is a Canadian-based freelance writer. He has written for PolicyMic, Aslan Media, Al Jazeera America, and Mondoweiss on current affairs. Twitter handle:@UsaidMuneeb16

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Book review: Gaza: An inquest into its martyrdom

28 February, 2018

Book review: Norman Finkelstein's work is an incisive guide to Gaza's destruction, offering crucial analysis rarely found in the western media, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

A review of Trump’s first year in power

27 December, 2017

Comment: As the credits begin to roll on 2017, President Donald Trump’s first year in office concludes, tainted with uncertainties and division, both at home and abroad.

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

23 November, 2017

Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through Congress, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

03 November, 2017

Comment: Washington has a structural inability to learn from history, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

America, not Pakistan is responsible for failings in Afghanistan

30 August, 2017

Comment: The narrative that Pakistan has hampered American efforts to 'rebuild' Afghanistan is a fallacy that American governments are happy to peddle to avoid criticism, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Efforts to smother BDS are only empowering it

16 August, 2017

Comment: With endorsement from the Democratic Socialists of America, BDS continues to gain momentum, despite unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Outrage over Canada compensating former Guantanamo detainee is misguided

20 July, 2017

Comment: Omar Khadr was a child soldier at the time of capture, and as such as should be treated as a victim, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Tackling Islamophobia must begin at home for Theresa may

10 July, 2017

Comment: Theresa May is arguably the chief purveyor of Islamophobic policies, making her claims to fight it beyond laughable, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

London Bridge, Manchester and Kabul reveal western media bias

08 June, 2017

Comment: Communicating the tragic stories of victims in Afghanistan or Syria would give western audiences the chance to realise the numerous values that bind us all, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Chelsea Manning's release is a victory for common decency

17 May, 2017

Comment: Manning's actions are credited with helping to inspire the Arab Spring, and revealing how ill-advised and criminal American policy can be. Her release gives us hope, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

China's Uighur oppression runs deeper than Islamophobia

10 May, 2017

Comment: The Chinese state oppresses some of its Muslim communities while working closely with others. Beijing's restrictions on Uighurs are more complex than blanket Islamophobia, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

What role for Pakistan in 'Muslim Nato'?

19 April, 2017

Comment: Pakistan's Raheel Sharif was recently appointed head of the Islamic Military Alliance, but Lahore should instead look to play a 'neutral arbiter' role, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Usaid Siddiqui
Usaid Siddiqui

Usaid Siddiqui is a Canadian-based freelance writer. He has written for PolicyMic, Aslan Media, Al Jazeera America, and Mondoweiss on current affairs. Twitter handle:@UsaidMuneeb16

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