Author Archives: Suhaib Khan

About Suhaib Khan

Print News Editor. Government & International Politics, Middle East Studies. Twitter: @suhaibjkhan
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OPINION: The hypocrisy of the U.S.’s support of Saudi Arabia

This opinion piece was originally published in the April 27 version of Fourth Estate. On February 18, the White House held a three day summit on “countering violent extremism,” and although they never explicitly specified they would only talk about…

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OPINION: The price tag of birthright

It’s February and promotion and recruiting for Taglit-Birthright trips to Israel is in full swing on campus. “Birthright” trips, which provide Jewish youth between the ages of 18-26 with an all expense-paid trip to the state of Israel, are advertised…

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OPINION: Individualism, collective dissent, and Ferguson

This opinion piece was originally publish in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate.  Over the past two months, more than 1,000 law enforcement officials have undergone 5,000 hours of “specialized training” in anticipation for the announcement of Darren Wilson’s…

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OPINION: Free speech or incitement?

In response to one of Bill Maher’s recent anti-Islam tirades, a student group at the University of California at Berkeley petitioned the university to disinvite the talk-show host as their commencement speaker, citing Maher’s “offensive and dangerous rhetoric.” This petition,…

First, second generation students share immigration stories

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason students came together on Oct. 13 to participate and watch the fourth annual Immigration Monologues. The event included students of various immigrant backgrounds sharing their own…

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Fairfax County and Mason promote sustainable transport

Over the upcoming decades, Tysons Corner will transform into a bustling metropolis, in part due to the construction of the four new Silver Line Metro stations. The transformation is part of a larger move in Fairfax County to transition from…

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OPINION: Neutrality is complicity

One of the biggest lies we’ve been fed about the way the world works is the idea that there are two sides to every issue. From our elementary school teachers attempting to resolve disputes to pundits on cable news, this…

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Students march in solidarity for Michael Brown in #HandsUpWalkOut

Mason students affiliated with the Black Student Alliance and other campus organizations marched on North Plaza on Monday afternoon in protest of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Following the shooting, subsequent protests and clashes in Ferguson have sparked a…