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Sam Hamad

Sam Hamad


Sam Hamad is a writer and History PhD student at the University of Glasgow, focusing on totalitarian ideologies.

Facing its worst financial crisis in modern history, the memories of revolution in Tahrir Square 12 years ago feel far removed from the realities of Egyptians today. The blame, writes Sam Hamad, lies with the Sisi regime.

17 January, 2023

Recent airstrikes in Syria by Russia, Israel and Turkey have not received adequate global attention. Syrians are paying with their lives as each power fights for its particular interests. Silence only adds to this tragedy, writes Sam Hamad.

28 November, 2022

Erdogan's deportation of Syrians is a clear attempt to desperately cling to power in the upcoming elections, and contradicts Turkey's initial support for refugees fleeing war, who now find themselves with no safe alternatives, writes Sam Hamad.

02 November, 2022

Sam Hamad argues that the Danish team’s kits protesting Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers is hypocritical given their silence over previous human rights violations, and their own mistreatment of refugees.

05 October, 2022

Since Queen Elizabeth II's death, there have been several arrests of critics of the monarchy and Prince Andrew, Sam Hamad explains why this is a disturbing repressive trend that he fears will continue given the scenes of subservience in recent weeks.

21 September, 2022

Sam Hamad argues that given the theatrics surrounding Cop26 in Glasgow last year, which was met with heavy opposition from climate activists, the choice of hosting Cop27 in Sisi's Egypt where dissent is violently crushed, is perhaps unsurprising.

16 September, 2022

Whilst in the past Sisi claimed to relieve the oppression of Christians in Egypt, Sam Hamad explains that the Abu Sefein Church fire is a painful reminder that violent sectarian laws which make many churches open to disaster, continue to exist.

26 August, 2022

The defence of Ukraine against Amnesty’s report criticising its forces for endangering civilians, is in stark contrast to the silence as Israel peddles the rhetoric that Palestinians are to blame when killed by their assaults, writes Sam Hamad.

18 August, 2022

Following Russia’s vetoing of a UN aid to Idlib, Sam Hamad argues that the Russian government and Assad regime use the tactic of preventing besieged Syrians from accessing urgent aid in order to better control them, and the UN system enables them.

20 July, 2022

Despite continued crimes by the military junta against Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, Sam Hamad argues that the world seems to care very little, and may be turning a blind eye because the state justifies its actions using the war on terror.

17 June, 2022