Shaheer Choudhury

As Head of Editorial at Islam21c, Shaheer is a regular contributor who has an unwavering passion and commitment for staying on the pulse in regards to global geopolitical and general current affairs, whilst paying close attention to the changing world conditions of Muslim populations. Prior to joining Islam21c, he developed a number of years' experience in the health and social care sector, and previously worked as a caseworker at HHUGS. He has also volunteered at the Muslim Youth Helpline. Shaheer holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Kingston University.
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Uyghur slave labour likely produces the clothes we wear

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A staggering 20% of the global cotton market is serviced from cotton fields in East Turkestan, or the Xinjiang province as referred to by the Chinese government.

Benedict Cumberbatch seeks Gitmo closure following work on “The Mauritanian”

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“I really do hope Guantánamo is closed ... It’s a symbol of Americans betraying their constitution by creating a lawless prison offshore that can escape the law of the land so they can do whatever they want to prisoners..."

Taslima Nasreen all out for zero as England cricket team defend Moeen Ali

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Ali’s fellow England international players, including Ben Duckett, Jofra Archer, and Saqib Mahmood, all tweeted in defence of the all-rounder Ali, arguing that Nasreen’s comment was wholly inappropriate and a “disgusting tweet.”

Muslim doctor leads quantum leap in NHS robotic surgery

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A Scottish Muslim doctor and consultant in colorectal and general surgery has been praised for her recent efforts to introduce surgical robots as part of a £3.5m investment at NHS Grampian.

Government’s race report branded a “complete whitewash” for denial of institutional racism in UK

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“In it, the government cannot even bring itself to acknowledge or show any empathy for the incidence of racism in the UK ... Frankly, by denying the evidence of institutional racism … I think they’ve insulted every ethnic minority in this country – the very people who continue to experience racism on a daily basis.”

British government facing criticism for “abetting genocide of Uyghur Muslims” by exporting techniques and training to Chinese Communist Party

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In June 2016 the British government initiated a project codenamed Project Hunter that in part aimed to export the toxic and failing Prevent programme across the world. Specifically, the project aimed to introduce the programme into China, allegedly so that Chinese Community Party (CCP) leaders could experiment and implement it on the Uyghur people of East Turkestan.

Bangladesh: Vital aid provided by Turkey amid second Rohingya camp fire

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Turkey has continued to provide vital assistance to its fellow Muslim brethren after a second deadly fire broke out at the Kutupalong refugee camp in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh on Friday morning.

Children unknowingly ensnared into gambling in video games, report exposes

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A damning report from GambleAware has described a staple of many seemingly innocent games as “structurally and psychologically akin” to gambling, “setting kids up for addiction" the NHS adds.

Muslim sports organisation collaborates with 72 professional football clubs in celebrating Ramadan

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A Muslim London-based non-profit organisation that strives to produce and nurture Muslim athletes in the UK, has successfully gathered over seventy British professional football clubs to collectively celebrate and learn more about the upcoming month of Ramadan.

Twelve dead during anti-Modi clashes surrounding 50th anniversary of Bangladesh independence

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The 26th of March marked the 50th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan, but the jubilant mood felt by Bangladeshis was short-lived as protests erupted concerning the two-day state visit of neighbouring India’s leader, Narendra Modi.