Salams @Ed_Husain, it's been a while but I just read this and the opening sentence is pretty offensive and insulting, given there are Muslim political prisoners in Dubai and Muslims were pogromed in Delhi just last year.…
Also, you suggest "radical Muslims" should leave Britain if they don't like it but, per your logic, if you don't like British cities and towns like Derby or Doncaster, maybe you should be the one leaving the UK, for India or Dubai. Good luck with Modi.…
I'll be honest, @Ed_Husain, I'm also personally insulted by your suggestion that those of us Muslims who are republicans and democrats and not monarchists and don't 'pray' for the Queen are somehow unpatriotic or unBritish. That's BNP-type language tbh.…
Finally, you say "promoting democracy is a red herring" - I disagree! - and also that "removing Arab governments" creates MidEast "disorder." Perhaps you should have a word then with your old boss Tony Blair, and not most UK Muslims who never backed Iraq.…
Btw, @Ed_Husain, you once wrote this, in relation to Melanie Phillips, and now you're kinda doing it yourself to UK Muslims, aren't you?…

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10 Jun
To be clear, Omar was referring to two specific ICC investigations involving the US & the Taliban in Afghanistan & Israel & Hamas in Gaza.

Maybe these House Democrats should read beyond the Fox/Daily Mail headlines & faux outrage & not help incite more hate against Omar.
House Democrats lining up to suggest their colleague @ilhanmn of supporting or giving cover for terrorist groups are not just willfully misrepresenting her remarks, but engaging in clear Islamophobic tropes and sadly helping to once again increase murderous threats against her.
Muslim Americans are fed up of constantly being accused of supporting terrorism - including by liberals and Democrats! - when they/we simply make factual points about international law or foreign policies or war crimes.

It’s cynical, dehumanizing, and, yes bigoted.
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21 May
This is the kind of crap I've been dealing with for the past 24 hours.

As a Muslim journalist, criticize Israel and you get called antisemitic.

But also as a Muslim journalist, criticize antisemitic tropes and you get called a 'sellout' and a 'Zionist apologist' etc etc.
This isn't actually that hard or complicated:

1) Criticism of Israel, a country, and/or Zionism, a political ideology, isn't in and of itself antisemitic.

2) Criticism of Israel and Zionism can sometimes be antisemitic.

Both these statements can be true.
Btw, much of the trolling & abuse I've had on here over the past 24 hours has had little to do with Israel/Palestinians. This tweet is a reminder that it's all to do with *Pakistan* & a lot of nationalists not liking anyone criticizing their government:
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21 May
Also the entire defense of the Pakistani FM’s comments about Israel ‘controlling’ the media with its ‘deep pockets’ is to pretend he didn’t say those words and invent a totally different set of words to then defend and demand I agree or disagree with. Tells you everything tbh.
If you want to claim the media is biased towards Israel, or that pro Israel organizations lobby the media successfully, or Israel has political influence in Western capitals, that’s all fine and legitimate. But claiming Israel ‘controls’ the media with its ‘deep pockets’ isn’t.
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30 Apr
Josh Duggar is in multiple smiling images and pictures with almost every top Republican politician you can think of.

If he was a Democrat, and they were Democratic politicians in the pix, what do you think Fox News and Breitbart etc would be doing with those images?
The fact that one side in the so-called culture war has a propaganda media arm with few ethics & astonishing message discipline, & one side doesn't, explains much of what's going on in America right now.

Asymmetric conflict. Asymmetric polarization. Asymmetric 'media' coverage.
E.g. if a guy charged of possessing child pornography was photographed with Ilhan Omar and AOC, multiple elected Republicans would be sharing those images on Twitter right now.

How many elected Dems are sharing images of Duggar with Rubio, Cruz, Huckabee, Santorum, Jeb Bush etc?
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14 Apr
Much talk of how the Afghanistan war failed over the past 20 years.

Much less talk of how the original invasion itself was an outrage, given there were no Afghans aboard any of the 4 planes.

@RepBarbaraLee was the only member of Congress to vote against it and she was right.
The response to 9/11 by the Bush crew was to declare an open-ended 'war on terror', which began with an invasion of one of the poorest countries on earth, whose nationals had nothing to do with 9/11. Then Iraq, which also had nothing to do with 9/11.

None of it made us safer.
To avenge the 3,000 innocents who died on 9/11, the U.S. under Bush invaded, occupied and/or bombed multiple Muslim-majority countries, leading to the deaths of 100s of 1000s of innocents who had nothing to do with 9/11.

The war on terror only gave us more war and more terror.
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8 Apr
Today we remember 6 million Jews massacred as part of a hate-filled, premeditated, industrialized genocide. Massacred for being Jews.

Plus millions of Romani, homosexual, and disabled victims.

Nazism was the greatest evil of the past 100 years and we cannot allow it to return.
The rise of the far right is truly concerning. And as a Muslim, the Holocaust denial that still rears its head in some Muslim communities is frustrating.
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