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Umar Lateef Misgar

Lateef Misgar

Umar Lateef Misgar is a freelance journalist who regularly writes for The New Arab, openDemocracy, Counterpunch and the London School of Economics Human Rights Centre.

The British establishment has thrown its weight behind Israel, as the leaders of both British parties refuse to push for a ceasefire in Gaza. British Arabs and Muslims have responded by decimating Labour's support base, with Palestine a red line.

13 December, 2023

Comment: Pakistan has kept quiet on China's abuse of Uighur Muslims, but Islamabad may have more leverage than it thinks, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

23 January, 2019

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

27 March, 2018

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial academia forever, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

25 September, 2017

Comment: Ending military hostilities is always a welcome step, but when the terms are dictated by regional and international interests, the lull is hard to sustain, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

03 January, 2017

Comment: While the resolution may end up empowering the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, it is likely to do the same for Israel's right-wing, writes Umar Lateef Misgar

28 December, 2016