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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Trump grants clemency to four guilty of Iraqi massacre

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The latest round of executive grants of clemency by US President Donald Trump has seen a total of fifteen individuals pardoned, including four Americans guilty of killing seventeen Iraqi civilians in 2007.

US throws money at Indonesia in bid to secure diplomatic deal with ‘Israel’

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“We’re talking to [Indonesia] about it... If they’re ready, they’re ready and if they are then we’ll be happy to even support more financially than what we do.”

UAE told by Pakistan it will not accept ‘Israel’

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“I categorically presented Pakistan’s stance on Israel to the UAE’s foreign minister that we will not and cannot establish a relationship with Israel until a concrete and permanent solution to the Palestine issue is found...”

Palestinians without COVID-19 jab as ‘Israel’ begins mass vaccination

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Palestinians living under occupation have been left waiting as ‘Israel’ rolls out vaccine. The roll out will include Jewish settlers living in the occupied West Bank.

Smugglers abuse trafficked Rohingya on boat

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“They beat us mercilessly – hitting our heads, tearing at our ears, breaking hands.”

Saudi Arabia: Migrants held in degrading conditions

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“I wouldn’t have left my country had I known this hellish condition would await me. I had some suicidal thoughts in the past. It is just unbearable, especially during those very hot days…they beat us with electric cords whenever we complain.”

War-torn Yemen on brink of famine

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“Yemenis tell the IRC that they are more concerned about hunger than COVID-19, although the pandemic is increasing the risk of famine by deepening Yemen’s economic crisis."

Report: Over half a million Uyghurs forced to pick cotton

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“The evidence shows that in 2018, three Uyghur regions alone mobilized at least 570,000 persons into cotton-picking operations through the government’s coercive labor training and transfer scheme."

Reports: Turkey assigns ambassador to ‘Israel’

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Turkey withdrew its envoy to ‘Israel’ in 2018 following deadly attacks on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Kenneth Stern: Anti-Semitism definition has been ‘weaponised’

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The lead drafter of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, Kenneth Stern, has warned the incoming Biden administration not to adopt it.