Osama Filali Naji

Osama Filali Naji is a political scientist and commentator who has previously worked as an analyst at University of Birmingham, Quilliam and Google.

Religious scepticism and colonial attitudes

I am a sceptical Muslim. I deeply believe in our underlying religious message, but do not take many of the …

Sh. Hossam Ed-Deen Allam Al-Azhary joins Arab Millennial

Hossam Ed-Deen is an Azhar graduate currently studying his MA in Diplomacy at Lancaster University. He lectures on Classical Arabic …

Arab Millennial now available in Arabic

Thanks to a hard working team of researchers, analysts and translators, Arab Millennial is now available in Arabic for native …

How Algeria’s changes may impact Morocco

The situation in Algeria is rapidly changing. The resignation of former-president Bouteflika was recently announced. The military have taken control …

Bouteflika should retire with dignity

This time last year, Arab Millennial wrote an article on what to expect in Algeria after Bouteflika’s presidency ends. We …

“Persepolis” 19 years on: still relevant?

7/10 Persepolis is a very interesting book. Originally written in French, it essentially constitutes an autobiography of its author, Marjane …

On Boris Johnson’s possible ‘white privilege’

When I speak of Boris Johnson’s ‘white privilege’, I’m not speaking of the sort of white privilege that allowed him …

5 ways education can free us from colonialism

Colonialism has undeniably affected the Arab World. For some of our leaders, it’s instilled a subconscious inferiority complex that hinders …

The problem with charisma in political debate

Throughout history, we have based far too many decisions on who is presenting the options available to us and how those options …

The Arab World needs a psychological revolution

This week I decided to travel near the border separating Morocco and Algeria for some primary research for my website …

The dark side of Speakers’ Corner

*** Disclaimer: I am not a perfect Muslim nor do I think that all Salafi-Wahhabis are the same; in this …

Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

In my various debates, I often come across the position that anti-Zionist movements are intrinsically anti-Semitic in nature. A lot …