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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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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.

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.

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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