A gifted Muslim teenager brings a homemade clock to school to impress his engineering teacher. Hours later, he’s interrogated, arrested, and suspended for three days. Here’s the story of Ahmed Mohamed and why policies supported by President Obama are partly to blame. Thanks to The Washington Post for inviting me to write this piece.
2015 has been a fruitful year. I’ve published columns on targeting and profiling of Muslim Americans, Iranian-US relations, whistleblower protections for undocumented immigrants and drones. More soon!
The Un-American Way To Tackle Extremism
The U.S. Should Rethink Its Relationship With Iran
Protect Undocumented Workers Who Fight Abusive Employers
US Drone Complex Bureaucratizes Murder
Only three countries in the world haven’t ratified the landmark human rights treaty, The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Somalia, South Sudan, and the United States. In going it alone, the U.S. hurts itself, the rest of the world, and children everywhere. More at Al Jazeera America.
You read that headline right. Taken together, you can’t help but wonder: are you already on the watchlist? More at The Guardian.
I published a piece with CNN today on NSA surveillance under the Section 702 FISA program. It’s much worse than you think.
There’s an absurd loophole that allows employers to escape meritorious claims of employment discrimination. Here’s the piece I published earlier this summer in The Guardian.
Rape and sexual assault are as basic to the prison experience as bars and bunk beds. When did rape become a laughing matter? More in Al Jazeera America.