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Creative Ummah

Art & Design, Australia, Blog, Projects

November 11, 2015

Creative Ummah is an awesome platform that I Co-Founded with a dear friend of mine, Peter Gould. We created it together to inspire and empower people from all over the world to continue to create positive change. The platform showcases a unique directory of the amazing Change Makers and Creatives the Muslim...

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Muslim Funaddicts

Australia, Blog, Featured, Projects

September 27, 2015

Muslim Funaddicts is a social awareness initiative that I Co-Founded to break down common misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding the Muslim community.  The concept grew as a response to the inherent lack of positive imagery the Muslim community receive in popular culture, not only in Australia, but also...

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Damascus From Mt Qasioun

Blog, Featured, Middle East, Travel

September 21, 2015

Jabal Qasioun is an incredibly humble mountain, yet its presence can be felt from far and wide. It sits and watches over those who call it home and has witnessed the winds of change blow against is hardened exterior throughout the ages. Its ancient veins are filled with rich history as it stretches out...

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Umayyad Mosque, Damascus. Photo by Reuben Brand

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What now, Tony?

Art & Design, Australia, Blog, Featured, Home, Illustration

September 9, 2015

After images surfaced online of the lifeless body of baby Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee who had drowned at sea whilst fleeing the current conflict, the world stopped in horror at the sheer magnitude of the humanitarian crisis that now engulfs the region. Closer to home, our Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who...

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The BS Border Force

Australia, Blog, Featured, Illustration, Politics, Staff Picks

August 29, 2015

The controversial “Operation Fortitude” has thankfully been cancelled. Australian Border Force officials were to be included in a major policing operation over the weekend in Melbourne’s CBD, but people power has prevailed, with protests bringing the operation to a halt… For...

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A disgraceful smear campaign

Australia, Blog, Politics

March 31, 2015

It has been bought to my attention that certain individuals have used a quote from an article I wrote some years ago regarding the Bill Henson case in a terrible smear campaign against a prominent MP. The perpetrators of this malicious act of character assassination printed a link to my website on flyers...

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Bloody Boat People

Art & Design, Australia, Blog, Illustration

February 15, 2015

  This illustration has been an incredible testament to the amazing people power of social media. After drawing it in 2012, I had it published online at The Window Dressers Arms. Soon after it was picked up on social media and went viral. The Asylum Seekers Resources Centre posted online and it quickly...

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The Chapel Hill Shootings

Art & Design, Blog, Featured, Illustration, Lifestyle, News, USA

February 13, 2015

My latest piece on the tragic ‪#‎ChapelHillShootings‬ and how our myopic media lens magnifies Muslims when it serves their agenda and completely forgets them when it matters most. May the three innocent victims of this senseless act of violence rest in peace.  ...

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Je Suis Le Crayon Oublié (I am the Forgotten Pencil)

Art & Design, Blog, Censorship, Featured, Illustration, News, Politics

February 4, 2015

In the aftermath of tragedy, such as the ‪#‎CharlieHebdo‬ shootings, we often conveniently forget the collective carnage that we, as a species inflict on each other. My good friend Mark Gonzales reached out and we collaborated on the following piece. “Je Suis Crayon Oublié” (I am the...

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