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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.

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

Given Britain's history when it comes to ignoring Egypt's human rights abuses, and Boris Johnson's cosy relationship with authoritarian regimes in the MENA, it is unlikely that Alaa Abd El-Fattah will receive UK government support, writes Sam Hamad.

01 June, 2022

In a single week the Islamic State claimed over a dozen killings of Egyptian troops in the Sinai, 9 years on from Sisi taking power, the narrative that his totalitarian regime is necessary to counter terrorism can no longer stand, writes Sam Hamad.

20 May, 2022

The Sisi regime’s repressive crackdown expands to every corner of Egyptian society. From critical voices like economist Ayman Hadhoud, to non-political social media influencers like Haneen Hossam, no one is spared, writes Sam Hamad.

26 April, 2022