Articles by Yusuf Samad

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Why Are Israel And Arab States Getting Friendly?

Arab countries were once united against Israel in their support for the Palestinians. But some relationships have been quietly thawing for years. Now they’re talking normalisation. But what does that even mean?
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Australian Special Forces Involved In The Murder Of 39 Afghan Civilians

Australia finds evidence of war crimes in Afghanistan inquiry. The four-year inquiry began after local media reported special forces had killed unarmed men and children.
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Fighting COVID in Gaza With No Resources and Little Food

Lockdown in the Gaza Strip: No stimulus checks, little food, and harsh police measures
Bilkis became the face of an all-female led protest against a controversial citizenship law [File: Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images]

Bilkis: Anti-CAA Protester Among Time’s 100 Most Influential People

An 82-year-old Muslim woman who became the face of a female-led protest against a controversial citizenship law in India’s capital New Delhi has been named to the list of the 100 Most Influential People in 2020 by US-based TIME magazine.
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War On Terror: 37 Million People Displaced By Us Conflicts Since 9/11

The United States has engaged in over eight major conflicts since it declared its War on Terror 19 years ago, in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
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Mansa Musa: The Richest Man In The History Of The World

Many historians believe the richest man in the history of the world was Mansa Musa, an African Muslim king who ruled the ancient Malian Empire. We revisit his legendary story and what it means today.
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Young, British And Somali At Cambridge University

As students return to universities around the world, four British-Somali students talk about navigating one of Britain’s most elite institutions: Cambridge University.
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Who Is Laura Loomer?

Laura described Islam as a "cancer on humanity" and said that Muslim candidates should not be allowed to hold office in America. She has called herself a "proud Islamophobe."
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Remembering Alan Kurdi

On 2 September, 2015, the body of a young boy was swept onto the shore of Bodrum in Turkey, embodying the refugee crisis flowing from Syria that year.
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Footage Of Black Muslim Man Who Died In Police Custody Renews Calls For Justice

Muhammad Muhaymin Jr, who died in 2017 after being held down by Phoenix officers, is seen screaming ‘I can’t breathe’ in video.
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Afgan High School Girls Build A Ventilator Prototype

This high school robotics team comprised of Afghan girls invent a low-cost ventilator for Coronavirus patients.
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India-Pakistan Partition Explained

In 1947, the British Raj was partitioned into two independent states, India and Pakistan. Partition led to the migration of an estimated 15 million people and left up to two million dead.
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John Oliver Explains China’s ‘Appalling’ Treatment Of Uighurs

John Oliver discusses the human rights abuses the Uighur people are facing at the hands of the Chinese government, and why those atrocities are worth our undivided attention.
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Why More Than A Million Uighurs Are Being Held In Camps In China?

Why more than a million Uighurs are being held in 're-education' camps?
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Hagia Sophia: Friday Prayer Held In Istanbul Monument For First Time In 86 Years

Friday prayer has been held in the Hagia Sophia for the first time in 86 years, marking the reconversion of the Istanbul landmark into a mosque.
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The UAE’s “Hope Probe” Will Make History As It Heads to Mars

Apart from being the Arab world’s first Mars mission, the 'Hope Probe' will also witness the world’s first ever countdown in Arabic.
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Stephen Miller, One Of The “Architect” Of The Muslim Ban, Added To Extremists List By SPLC

Stephen Miller is credited with shaping the racist immigration policies of President Trump, which include the zero-tolerance policy, also known as family separation, the Muslim ban and ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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The Military Genius of Muhammad Al-Fatih

This video explores Mehmed’s military genius through his war preparations and how he earned the famous tile of Muhammad Al-Fatih or Mehmed the Conqueror.
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Living In The Valley Of The Moon

Life in a remote landscape known as the Valley of the Moon in Jordan
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Remembering The Great Imam Al Nawawi

A tribute to the great Imam Abu Zakaria Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi. May Allah have mercy on him and grant him the Highest Station...
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How George Floyd Was Killed in Police Custody

George Floyd Died After Police Knelt on His Neck During Arrest