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About Iyad El-Baghdadi (NO)
Iyad El-Baghdadi is a writer, entrepreneur, and human rights activist who became a prominent media figure around the world during the Arab Spring.
In 2011, he became known as an eloquent rallying cry for the ‘Arab Spring Generation’ that kept the west up-to-date about what was happening. His tireless pro-democracy activism and satirical tweets, collected in 'The Arab Tyrant’s Manual', led to his expulsion from his life-long home, the United Arab Emirates. No reasons were given for his expulsion and he was left stranded in Malaysia without a home and family, being forced to miss the birth of his own son. Currently, he resides in Oslo as a political refugee, where he continues his work with a never-ending fervour.
When he is not being mistaken for the leader of ISIS, this Islamic libertarian researches various topics such as democratization, radicalization, liberty, and Islam.