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Mohsin Mohi Ud Din

#MeWeSyria: Resistance and Hope

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The barriers are perceived as unbreakable, but what I found was that barriers can and will be broken down all the time, all around us. The world may be failing the youth of Syria by not realizing peace, but the youth of Syria will not fail the world.

Rock and Roll in Algeria

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet a rock and roll band visiting from Algeria called Dar K' Side, or "House of Poems" (HoP).What captured my attention were the smiles on each of the Algerian musicians. These smiles were louder than the music. These guys were inspired.

Me vs. We?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The more our religion, Islam, is hijacked by extremists, the more some Muslim communities feel as though Islam is under attack from both the East and the West -- from both Muslim and non-Muslim.

U.S.-Muslim Relations: The Second Coming?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Despite division on what to do with the Arab Spring, one thing was for certain, the educated classes of young people felt this was their time to take the lead and push the envelope.

A Tweet, From Civilization to Civil-Violation

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

What seems a harmless tweet to some, and a blasphemous tweet for others, is telling of something larger: a pendulum swinging from a civilization to a civil-violation.

A Pakistani Spring Since Birth?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

In 2011, there were few on the outside who could find space for optimism with Pakistan, even some of my Pakistani friends living in the States. "Peopl...

From Kashmir to K Street: A People Remain Marginalized

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 09.28.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The subtle inferences of today, which claim that a single man or organization or nation represents the Kashmir conflict, are both false and dangerous.

Rising Above Conflict: Concert of Cultural Exchange in Kashmir

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 08.21.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Music and art and community development (not stones and guns and politics) will revive hope in Kashmir's future, which has suffocated under decades of conflict and exploitation from all sides and all parties.

Democratization in the Arab World: Extraordinary or Dangerous?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Successful democracy is attainable when equality is high or assets are mobile. Egypt has neither.

Kashmir and the Need for Securing U.S Interests in South Asia

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

With careful U.S. encouragement, India may begin to take measures to improve the situation on the ground in the Kashmir region.

100 Killed in Kashmir: An Escalating Tragedy with Global Implications

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

This is the moment where Kashmiris march for the attention of global institutions and States claiming themselves to be champions of justice and human rights.

Dear America, Dear Muslim World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Recent data revealed that over 50,000 people were killed by terrorist attacks worldwide in 2008. Over 50 percent of those killed were Muslim.

Kashmir: Bullets for Books and Stones, Continued Crimes Against Humanity By The World's Largest Democracy

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Kashmiris believe in democracy and civil society and that is why they continue to carry out civil protests amidst the bullets and batons of brutal of state security apparatuses.

Dear Muslim World: 'Our Mirror'

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Before we as a Muslim community can find solutions, we must first look in the mirror to identify what stands in our way. It is incumbent upon Muslims to form a united stance against the minority of extremists.

Dear Muslim World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

We are at a crossroads. At no point in history have we been so divided, so poor, and so undereducated. We are plagued by violence, political turmoil, and damaging extremism.