Murtaza Hussain


Messages from ISIL territory ask forgiveness for murder

Correspondence obtained by Al Jazeera and The Intercept paints a bleak picture of life in ISIL-held parts of Iraq.


What Snowden really revealed

Government agencies empowered after 9/11 have been transforming themselves into the real holders of power in the US.

US & Canada

Malala and Nabila: worlds apart

Unlike Malala Yousafzai, Nabila Rehman did not receive a welcoming greeting in Washington DC.


Of Persian snake charmers: Racism and global hegemony

The author, citing recent remarks about Persians, bemoans the fact that racism is alive and well in diplomacy.


Peace with Iran could be Obama’s Legacy

The President should take note of Nixon's determination in establishing peaceful relations with an antagonistic nation.

US & Canada

What the world can learn from Canadian multiculturalism

Bucking the trend in the rest of the world, Canada's immigrants are settling very nicely in this easygoing country.


Don't steal Syria's revolution

It's not too late to save Syria, but Western powers will not accomplish this by rushing into another ill-advised war.


A litmus test for anti-Muslim bigotry

Anti-Muslim bigotry so often goes unnoticed, and we should make it our duty to recognise and ostracise it.

US & Canada

Legalised murder at home and abroad

How US laws are used to marginalise certain classes of people and legitimise the violence used against them.


Could the Pakistani government have hidden Bin Laden?

The chaotic state of governance suggests conspiracy on a national scale to protect Bin Laden is fanciful at best.


The myth of the 1,400 year Sunni-Shia war

The 'Sunni-Shia conflict' narrative is misguided at best and disingenuous at worst, suggests author.


Why China might be a better superpower

Unlike the US, China does not have a substantial history of invading and subjugating the inhabitants of far-flung lands.