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Alma mater Strathclyde University
Interests • Syria
• White Helmets

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling in Scotland and a co-editor of PULSE. He is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books,[1] a columnist at The New Arab[2] and the author of "The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War".[3]

Deportation threat

In January 2012, Dr Ahmad won his appeal against a UK Border Agency bid to deport him after his bank balance slipped below £800. He was finally granted his “post-study work visa” after a judge in Glasgow found against the Home Office decision. His supporters have described it as a victory for common sense. Dr Ahmad, who came to Scotland in 2004 and studied at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, gaining a PhD in sociology, was offered a job at an English university on a salary of around £35,000 a year, just days before learning he would be deported.[4]

Writing about Syria


A Document by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Outrage over killing of journalists is essentialArticle11 November 2018Jamal Khashoggi
Marie Colvin
Anna Politkovskaya
Above all we need to protect the laws and institutions which would have protected Anna Politkovskaya, Marie Colvin and Jamal Khashoggi had they been universal. We need to treat a threat to journalists anywhere as a threat to journalists everywhere.


  1. "Al Jazeera biography"
  2. "PULSE biography - Idrees Ahmad"
  3. "The Nation biography"
  4. "Lecturer faced deportation for having less than £800"