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Usaid Siddiqui
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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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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.

Iraq: The legacy of a disastrous invasion lives on

20 March, 2017

Comment: A straight line can be drawn from the day the invasion began 14 years ago, to what is unfolding in Iraq today, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Can merging regions bring peace and justice to Pakistan?

07 March, 2017

Comment: As the north-western tribal areas prepare to be incorporated into Pakistan's regional governance system, many predict an end to 'terrorism' here, as long as the government listens...

The problem with 'terrorism' coverage isn't quantity, but quality

21 February, 2017

Comment: Donald Trump has complained the media is unwilling to report on terrorism, but it is precisely the way in which they've reported that has driven isolation, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Trump's #MuslimBan only possible thanks to Bush and Obama

30 January, 2017

Comment: Bush and Obama's policies provided the foundation for normalising Islamophobia in American society, which the current President is now brazenly exploiting, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Losing support: Israel and the two state solution

03 January, 2017

Comment: Secretary of State John Kerry's speech articulated a growing international frustration with Israel, that is finally reaching its zenith, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

All eyes on Trump while Rohingya ethnically cleansed

21 December, 2016

Comment: The minority Muslim community is facing an intense campaign of violence at the hands of the state, yet the world remains distracted, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Trump exposes divide between pro-Israel groups and American Jews

25 November, 2016

Comment: As attachment to Israel among American Jews declines, support for the Palestinian cause and advocacy for the end of the occupation has increased over the years, writes Usaid Siddiqui

Obama hands Trump a toolkit for eroding civil liberties

16 November, 2016

Comment: Should Trump act on his campaign pledges as they relate to Muslims, the Obama administration would certainly have to shoulder some of the blame, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Afghanistan: a mere footnote in the US election

03 November, 2016

Comment: The war in Afghanistan was a defining feature of US foreign policy for over a decade, but this election it has quietly dropped off the agenda, writes Usaid Siddiqui

Guantanamo reflects everything wrong with the War on Terror

21 October, 2016

Comment: Reports documenting torture at Guantanamo and Obama's failed promise to close the camp encapsulate the abysmal failure and injustices of the US's 'War on Terror', writes Usaid Saddiqui

Why Islam should be taught in American schools

14 October, 2016

Comment: The harmful 24/7 mainstream news cycle is taking its toll on our educational landscape. Today's school curriculum must counter this, and provide meaningful teaching on Islam, writes Usaid Saddiqui

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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