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A British Muslim Journey From Protest to Engagement

(15) Comments | Posted 21 February 2015 | (08:09)

Growing up in the East End of London exposed me to two significant trends in British Muslim life: isolationist or reactionary. All too often as a teenager searching for identity in London's melting pot, I came into contact with Muslim organizations that either isolated themselves from the material trappings of...

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Deconstructing the Anti-Government Protests in Turkey

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2013 | (14:20)

The recent international media coverage of the Turkish protests, drawing heavily on images of police violence, surging crowds and clouds of tear gas, may give the outside observer the impression that Istanbul is on the cusp of outright revolution. The BBC's Paul Mason described the possibility of the protests evolving...

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Obama's Inauguration Highlights America's Diversified Elite

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2013 | (01:47)

Last week I had the privilege of being a Brit observing a very American affair, the 57th Presidential inauguration festivities celebrating the election of US President Barack Obama.  The inauguration is a longstanding US tradition that began in April 1789 when America's first President, George Washington, took his oath of...

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Next for the American-British Alliance?

(3) Comments | Posted 22 January 2013 | (08:36)

Two years ago I had the great honour of sharing the dais with President Obama during his historic address to both Houses of Parliament.

I remember it vividly. As the rank and file of Parliament gathered, they were joined by the prime minister and deputy prime minister, the leader...

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