Yousuf Zubair

Yousuf Zubair

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Yousuf Zubair

Yousuf Zubair

Yousuf Zubair is an A-Level student who regularly writes articles on politics, education, religion and society. He brings his individual perspective as a young person and practicing Muslim to these pieces.

Yousuf Zubair

What would America look like under Mike Pence?

This Friday, the 10th of February, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Section 4 of this piece of legislation states that if Congress comes to the conclusion ‘that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President.’

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5 ways Trump’s “Muslim ban” is breeding extremism, not defeating it

President Donald Trump has this week issued an executive order to ban the people from 7 Muslim countries from entering the USA. In doing so, he has further proven that he really does intend to pursue many of the strange promises he made during his campaign, no matter how ridiculous they seem to be. Seeing as though what started out as an irresponsible proposition has actually materialised, and developed into a dangerous reality, which purports to be in defence against extremism, below are just 5 reasons why I think Trump’s mindless policy is actually more likely to increase extremism, than defeat it.

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10 Muslim countries that were ready for a female President, way before the USA

The United States of America, self-proclaimed ‘leader of the free world’ and ‘the greatest nation on Earth,’ this year voted in Donald J Trump, a consistently brazen misogynist- in place of the more qualified Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton.

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Donald Trumped: Why pull the plug?

Talking about ‘the Mexicans’, he’s said “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” 

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Sexualisation, Desensitisation and Radio Stations

‘Climb on board... we’ll go slow, and high tempo... Hold me hard...’ my 9 year old cousin sang exuberantly, proudly, in the middle of my garden at a family gathering.

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5 reasons why the burkini ban is nonsense

France’s recent ‘burkini ban’ has ignited a wildfire of discussion regarding the extent to which it was positive or negative legislation. 

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The Hizmet Movement: ‘Terrorist’ or Terrorised?

After the attempted military coup in Turkey last month, President Erdogan and officials within the Turkish government seem to have unequivocally blamed sympathisers of the Hizmet movement and have begun a purge of ‘Gulenists’ (and any other opposition to the President).

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