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Waqas Mirza
Waqas Mirza

Waqas Mirza is a writer and activist based in Massachusetts. His work focuses on US foreign policy, War on Terror, Islamophobia, surveillance, policing and development.

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Business as usual in Trump's 'War on Terror'

30 May, 2017

Comment: Trump calling on Muslim nations to fight 'radicalisation' simply deflects attention from Washington's own role in bolstering the ranks of extremist groups, writes Waqas Mirza.

It's business as usual for Trump's 'War on Terror'

22 May, 2017

Comment: Trump calling on Muslim nations to fight 'radicalisation' simply deflects attention away from the US' own role in bolstering the ranks of extremist groups, writes Waqas Mirza.

Manufacturing an American Islam in the age of Trump

04 April, 2017

Comment: Government funding and assistance empowers those Muslim American organisations which are broadly supportive of US national security priorities, at the expense of more critical actors, writes Waqas Mirza.

Banning the Brotherhood

13 February, 2017

Comment: Trump's calls to declare the Brotherhood a 'terrorist organisation' will form the basis for a wholesale war against Muslim American organisations, writes Waqas Mirza.

Obama's parting gift targets Muslim American communities

20 January, 2017

Comment: Muslim groups doing the dirty work of law enforcement agencies haven't sold out for funding. They sold out years ago, writes Waqas Mirza.

Pakistan's anti-extremism strategy: A 'conveyor belt of killing'

04 January, 2017

Comment: Pakistan's newfound status as the third most prolific executioner in the world is an integral part of its "counter-terror" strategy, Waqas Mirza

The spectacular failure of American Muslim politics

12 December, 2016

The long read: American Muslim organisations would be foolish to mistake a seat at the White House iftar table as an easy alternative to community-building and activism, writes Waqas Mirza

Waqas Mirza
Waqas Mirza

Waqas Mirza is a writer and activist based in Massachusetts. His work focuses on US foreign policy, War on Terror, Islamophobia, surveillance, policing and development.

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