Mr. Arsalan Iftikhar
Lawyer and Commentator
Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era (September 2011). He is also the founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and global managing editor of The Crescent Post in Washington, DC. Additionally, Arsalan is also a regular weekly legal affairs/political commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) and a contributing writer for both CNN.com and Esquire magazine (Middle East edition).
Arsalan’s “on-the-record” media interviews, commentaries and analyses have regularly appeared in virtually every major media outlet in the world including: CNN, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera English, Associated Press, Voice of America (VOA), Agence France-Presse (AFP), USA TODAY, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME, The Economist and Newsweek magazines (among dozens others worldwide).
In May 2011, Arsalan was named one of the top 12 Muslim Twitter accounts by The Huffington Post, and he was also a contributing author to Keeping Out the Other (Columbia University Press) and Taking Back Islam (Rodale Press); winner of the 2003 Wilbur Communications Award for Religion Book of the Year. In 2006, the French Ambassador to the United States personally named Arsalan to the Personnalités d’Avenir (Personalities of the Future) World Leader Program in Paris sponsored by the French Foreign Ministry.