Blood Brothers #36: Social media censorship, nationalism and defending Muslim rulers – 5Pillars

In this episode of the Blood Brothers Podcast, Dilly Hussain speaks with the founder and editor-in-chief of DOAM (Documenting Oppression against Muslims), Zahid Akhtar.

Zahid explains how he manages DOAM across various social media platforms and in five different languages, and the challenges he has faced with bans, closures and censorship.

The content creator states how nationalism and weak leadership has resulted in the current state of the Ummah.

Both Dilly and Zahid briefly go over the different groups of Muslims who are being persecuted around the world: the Rohingya (Myanmar), Uyghurs (China), Palestinians, Syrians, Kashmiris, India among others.

Topics of discussion also include whether Uyghur Muslims should seek help from the U.S. against China, the role of Muslims in the west in standing up for the oppressed, and collaborating with other media outlets who we may differ with on some areas for the sake of unity.




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Blood Brothers #36: Social media censorship, nationalism and defending Muslim rulers - 5Pillars

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