Usaid (Muneeb) Siddiqui
Usaid (Muneeb) Siddiqui

Completed my MA in International Relations from University of Sussex and a BSc from University of Toronto. Interested in Current Affairs with a focus on Pakistan, the Middle East and Religion. Currently living in Toronto, Canada. Follow me on Twitter @UsaidMuneeb16

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Jan. 2, 2014

How Skateboarding is Changing the Lives of Afghan Children

Every child has the right to play.

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Dec. 24, 2013

Reza Aslan Takes Down the Christmas Myths That Fox News Has Been Peddling for Years

The famed scholar is at it again.
Nov. 19, 2013

The Real Reason Behind Censoring Malala’s Book

Many have decried it as an insult to Muslims and Pakistan.
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Nov. 7, 2013

Meet the Millennial Who's Busting Every Stereotype About Atheists

Atheist humanist Chris Stedman seeks to challenge the narrative that religion and atheism cannot coexist.
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Oct. 23, 2013

Guantánamo Bay is a Hellish Prison, That America Conveniently Tries to Forget

While Guantanamo prisoners face ongoing abuse and human rights violations, their plight is ignored by most American politicians.
Oct. 17, 2013

What Malala Yousafzai Wants, and Why the West Doesn't Get It

Many Westerners assume Malala Yousafzai's struggle is against the Taliban, but she's actually seeking something much more basic.

Oct. 9, 2013

Myanmar Conflict: An Apathetic Government Gives Little Hope to Threatened Muslims

As communal violence between Buddhists and Muslim rages on, the Burmese government lacks the ability or the will to combat the issue that has destroyed thousands of lives.
Sept. 26, 2013

Inside the Big Money Movement to Fund Islamophobia In America

Prominent Islamophobes are rewarded handsomely while spreading hatred about Muslims and Islam.
Sept. 20, 2013

UK Veil Ban: Muslim Women Don't Need Britain's "Protection"

As the UK debates the veil in public, many worry about the implications it will have for Muslim women, and UK Muslims in general.
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Sept. 16, 2013

Why Bashar Al-Assad is Invoking 9/11 in the Syria War

Assad has successfully adapted the rhetoric of the War in Terror as championed by the U.S. to defend his own regime. This shows the many problems with the term itself.
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Sept. 9, 2013

Egypt News: 4 Things That Happened While We Were Paying Attention to Syria

As the world is on the edge of their seats to see what will the U.S. and its allies do in Syria, Egypt's military actions have been appalling.

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Aug. 27, 2013

4 Stories the Mainstream Media Passed Over For Miley Cyrus

Here are a few worthy stories from the last couple weeks that remain missing amid all the coverage of Miley Cyrus.
Aug. 20, 2013

Richard Dawkins and the "New Atheists" Represent the Dark Side of Atheism

Scientist Richard Dawkins' latest comments on Islam irked many who see problems with Dawkins' brand of atheism. Writer and commentator Murtaza Hussain speaks to PolicyMic on this latest issue.
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July 29, 2013

Egypt Protests: The Military Takeover Of Egypt Has Begun

On Saturday, at least 70 supporters of deposed Egyptian president Morsi were killed in a fresh round of attacks by the military.
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July 18, 2013

Meet the Greatest Young Leader in the Middle East

Farea al-Muslimi is a Yemeni youth activist who embodies the change today's Middle Eastern youth desire for their future.
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July 17, 2013

Malala UN Speech: She's Talking, But Are Rich Nations Listening?

Malala Yousefzai's speech brought tears to many as she advocated education for all children. However current trends show she will face an uphill task to achieve her goals.

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July 9, 2013

Is the Israeli Government "Pinkwashing" the Palestinian Occupation?

Israel's ongoing attempt to re-brand its image using the phenomenon of "pinkwashing," has been severely criticized and is seen as a strategy used to play down its treatment of the Palestinians.
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July 4, 2013

Abdul Fattah el Sisi: Egypt's Military Chief and Opposition Aren't Heroes

Egypt's democracy has taken a hit after President Morsi was removed from power by the armed forces in Egypt. Those in the opposition have played a vital role that could be disastrous.
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June 24, 2013

Hassan Rouhani: What His Presidency Will Mean For Iran

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani is expected by many Iranians to bring a wave of change as he plans to assume office. Yet many are cautious considering the challenges that lie ahead
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June 6, 2013

Taksim Square Protests: Erdogan is No Dictator, But Tolerating Dissent Isn't Exactly His Forte

While Erdogan's popularity in Turkey and in surrounding nations remains strong, his increasing intolerant actions towards any form of dissent are hypocritical and detrimental for his own legacy.