If you want to stop terrorists like New Zealand’s mosque shooter, the first step is to try to understand what they’re saying.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainGood piece by @shadihamid that reflects why I also chose to read the manifesto of NZ shooter and take it seriously, just as did with ISIS publications. Having said that I am not expecting there is going to be a war on white nationalist terrorism
As the community planning and development director for CAIR-Florida writes, the horror of the New Zealand mosque attacks has pervaded mosques closer to home.
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain"The terrorist set his murderous rampage to the same music that was played by the Bosnian Serb nationalists/Chetniks, when they carried out a genocide in my home country of Bosnia."
I felt compelled to analyze his words at length because as a nonwhite Westerner — a Muslim no less — I’m one of the “invaders” that he speaks about.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainI didn’t feel like reading the NZ shooters manifesto, but in the end I did. I actually think that it’s very serious and the logical culmination of a hateful and paranoid public discourse that has been going on for a long time
Considered for years an unrepentant militant, Ghassan al-Sharbi is locked up at Guantánamo Bay. He has never spoken to the media — until now.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainDid an interview with Guantanamo Bay “forever prisoner” Ghassan al-Sharbi, a Saudi national known as one of the most defiant in the prison. This is the first time he’s spoken out. His views on U.S. have changed, partly due to Tom Friedman & Lindsay Graham
Authorities urged to act against far-right movement amid warnings over rise in regional ultra-nationalism.
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain"During the war in the early 1990s, Serb forces identifying with the Chetnik movement killed around 3,000 Bosniak civilians in Visegrad as they claimed the area for a Greater Serbia."
This is like ISIS holding a rally in Sinjar twenty years from now.
Some countries want to strip Islamic State volunteers of their citizenship. Here is a look at what it means to be a person without a country.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainNot sure why it is never raised that ISIS captives (including Westerners) should be tried at The Hague for War crimes instead of just stripped of citizenship and rendered extra-legal. Criminals from Rwanda & Bosnia just as bad were dealt with in this way
The letter's metadata lists as its author an activist who has inveighed against refugees, Palestinians, and American Jews.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainMany people noticed that the letter Trump referenced yesterday from pro-Israel organizations to Democratic leaders was co-signed by a number of SPLC designated hate groups and conspiracy theorists. There was another wrinkle to it however.
"My concern, as I wrote the book, was that the public’s loathing of the established order was bound to implicate our democratic system itself."
Murtaza Mohammad HussainGlad to share this interview I did with @mgurri, the author of "The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium." Extremely fascinating book and a must-read in my opinion for anyone who has been affected by social media
“These kids you see around, Africans and Arabs, whether people like it or not, they’re French."
Murtaza Mohammad HussainHappy to share this article based on reporting that I did in the Paris suburbs. On the history of the Arabs and Africans of France, security laws, religion, extremism and belonging
Shortages of health workers a major concern as, every year, one million babies worldwide die the day they are born
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain"A baby born in Pakistan — the country with the worst newborn mortality rate — faced a one in 22 chance of death, while a newborn in Japan had only a one in 1,111 risk of dying."
At least there are nuclear weapons and Porshe dealerships.
A suicide bomber who killed 44 paramilitary policemen in Indian-controlled Kashm...
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain“A suicide bomber who killed 44 paramilitary policemen in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a militant group after having been beaten by troops three years ago, his parents told Reuters on Friday.”
Intercepted communications of Mohammed bin Salman are the most detailed evidence to date that the crown prince considered killing the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain“The National Security Agency and other American spy agencies are now sifting through years of the crown prince’s voice and text communications that the N.S.A. routinely intercepted and stored.”
Murtaza Mohammad HussainThe Gulf Arab countries and to a lesser extent Israel have become extremely polarizing in American politics by so blatantly aligning themselves with a deeply racist and unpopular administration. Curious to see what happens when political pendulum swings
The online service has long been criticized for promoting videos that are full of misinformation but don’t necessarily conflict with its rules.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainThe public clearly has a great hunger for knowledge, including about history and politics. Sadly many brilliant academics only talk to each other or write in an impenetrable specialist language. As a result a void has been filled by charlatans and cranks.
A spying squad based in Abu Dhabi used a hacking tool called Karma to spy on iPhones of opponents. Reuters explains how the exploit worked.
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain"Karma could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an targeting system....it was unusually potent because, unlike many exploits, Karma did not require a target to click on a link sent to an iPhone."
Many of the nation’s top bankers want Trump gone, but they’re growing anxious about some Democratic presidential contenders.
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain"Bankers’ biggest fear: The nomination goes to an anti-Wall Street crusader like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) or Sanders. “It can’t be Warren and it can’t be Sanders,” said the CEO of another giant bank."
Murtaza Mohammad HussainThis is a nice article by my brother @Humza_AH about the prisoners he worked with as a legal intern on Death Row in North Carolina. Not the one-dimensional monsters they’re portrayed as
The airstrike comes days after the Shabab claimed responsibility for an assault on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed at least 14 people.
Murtaza Mohammad HussainI wonder what percentage of Americans are even aware that their country is at war in Somalia let alone can explain why, how it started or whether it should be continuing. Suspect that it’s not many
With Brexit, the chumocrats who drew borders from India to Ireland are getting a taste of their own medicine.
Murtaza Mohammad Hussain"Churchill worked harder than any British politician to thwart Indian independence...Seized by a racist fantasy about superior Anglo-Americans, he refused to help Indians cope with famine in 1943 on the grounds that they “breed like rabbits.”