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Sufyan bin Uzayr
Sufyan bin Uzayr
Sufyan bin Uzayr is the author of “Sufism: A Brief History”. He writes for several print and online publications, and regularly blogs about issues of contemporary relevance at Political Periscope. You can also connect with him using Facebook or Google+.


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Muhammad Ali in 1966. Source: Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), Wikipedia Commons.

Muhammad Ali: An American Muslim – OpEd

05 Jun 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer this world has ever known, is no more. The fact that he is gone is difficult to come to terms with — for years, Ali was renowned as a larger…


Percentage of Crimean Tatars by region in Crimea according to 2001 Ukrainian census. Graphic by Riwnodennyk, Wikipedia Commons.

Russia’s War Against Crimean Tatars – OpEd

19 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

Last year, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, and it made international news. Pro-Ukrainian factions considered Russian actions to be unfair regional despotism, whereas pro-Russian groups considered the annexation to be justified. Amidst all of this,…


Islamic tapestry

Islamophobia, US And The Case Of The Arabic Language – OpEd

04 Jan 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Religion

While sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in US. The story of Ahmed, the kid who brought a…


Gravestones at the Potočari genocide memorial near Srebrenica. Photo by Michael Büker, Wikipedia Commons.

Remembering The 1995 Dayton Accords – OpEd

18 Dec 2015 in 1 , Opinion

Back in the early 1990s, a war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over 100,000 people lost their lives, and over two million were displaced. Rape, prison camps and genocide of Bosnian Muslims became common…


Middle East

Middle East: The Way Ahead – OpEd

12 Nov 2015 in 1 , Opinion

Ever since World War I, if there is one region of the world that has been in constant turmoil, it is the Middle East (or West Asia, whichever way you like to call it). European…


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