Murtaza Hussain

  • On October 24, 2012, a Predator drone flying over North Waziristan came upon eight-year-old Nabila Rehman, her siblings, and their grandmother as they worked in a field beside their village home. Her grandmother, Momina Bibi, was teaching the children how to pick okra as the family prepared for the ...

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  • Until the mid-20th century, China suffered what has been termed as the “Century of Humiliation” - a period of subjugation and oppression by Western military powers (as well as the Japanese). During this time Western imperialists flooded the country with drugs, raped and murdered its ...

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  • As Syria continues its descent into an anarchic civil war and Iraq is increasingly ravaged by sectarian infighting, a terrifying vision of the future of the Middle East is increasingly coming into view. In his 2008 book “Israel and the Clash of Civilizations”, the veteran British ...

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  • US cable news fostering a climate of fear Major news outlets have only fanned the flames of hysteria following the Boston bombings.Murtaza HussainIn the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and while a massive police manhunt continued for the suspected perpetrator, 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ...

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  • Despite running on a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, US President Barack Obama has presided over an entrenchment of legal controls and deterioration of conditions at the facility. In his letters, Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer appeals in desperation to his captors ...

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  • You cannot call me lucky, said Sadaullah Wazir as he recounted the events of a drone strike two years ago on his home in North Waziristan. The strike killed his two young cousins and an elderly wheelchair-bound uncle. It also severed both of then-15-year-old Sadaullahs legs and cost him the use of ...

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