I have qualifications in history, politics and classical history/mythology. In 2015 I gained a double-major degree in history and politics. My work has been featured in the Huffington Post, UPI and other sites.
My journey into journalism began in 2011, when I began to write about world events in class breaks. In 2012 I was invited to join Radio Free Syria as a writer, working in the country for a short period in 2013.
In August 2014 I left Radio Free Syria, becoming an independent journalist. By this time the Syrian revolution had become an Islamic rising, calling for Islamic governance and a rejection of the Kemal-style governance advocated by the FSA. By then, the FSA had (from personal experience) degenerated into gangs of warlords and sincere Islamic groups had gained ground once Syria’s population began to reassert their natural affinity for Islam.
Radio Free Syria unfortunately displayed an inferiority complex towards the western world view, presenting legitimate wishes of Syrian Muslims to govern their society to be the demands of “Islamists” – a buzzword oft employed to deny Muslims that adhere to all aspects of their faith agency. Islam covers everything from prayer, charity and business to shari’ah – a manner of governance totally different from the Westphalian nation-state. I didn’t want to be part of the effort to twist or deform Islam to fit secular agendas.
I nominally became Muslim in 2013. However, once I embraced Islam in its entirety and sincerely reverted to Islam in 2015, I rejected secularist hedonism and attempts to replace Syria’s (and indeed, the world’s) rich history and traditions with nihilism.
In October 2015 I worked in Turkey as an English language spokesman for the Salam Organisation (which assists Syrian refugees). I lived among refugees and reported from Reyhanli, before being beaten and deported by the Turkish police.
In 2015 I embarked on my most ambitious project – documenting the huge numbers of Iran/Assad-aligned war criminals, militants and terror cells that flooded Europe, hiding among crowds of legitimate refugees. Another prime focus of mine is the anti-Muslim genocide in Myanmar. I have begun devoting attention to American politics (especially Donald Trump) and will continue to do so. I also discuss far-right extremism and mass migration.
I’m currently writing a book on the life of Romanian leader Ion Antonescu, expected to be released in September 2018, insha’ Allah.