Mahdi Barakat
Mahdi Barakat
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Mahdi is a first-generation American Muslim from Salt Lake City, Utah. As a strong advocate for small government and liberal principles, he dedicates his time to researching and writing about public policy and culture. He holds a master's degree in engineering from University College London and has worked as a consultant in the medical device industry.
Social Justice Activism Has Become Just Another Fashion Accessory

Pop activism is just a giant Che Guevara T-shirt draped atop the collective bosom of a generation of vapid attention-junkies.

No, We Can’t Just Call Stephen Paddock A Terrorist To Make PC People Feel Better

Without a known political or ideological motive, you simply can’t go around slapping the label on mass-murderers for the sake of political convenience.

Why The ‘Punching Nazis’ Logic Leads To Punching More Than Nazis

If a beating is meant to punish or deter racists, then we’re giving the authority of judge, jury, and executioner to whoever sees themselves fit to exact justice on whomever they find criminal.