Omar Shahid is a freelance journalist, copywriter, agent and social media consultant. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Alif and Ain.

He has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, Times, Independent, Al Jazeera, Goal.com, MTV, Huffington Post and local papers. He is also former politics editor at Live Magazine, a national youth publication.

Omar specialises in religious and political affairs, but has also written about music, comedy, football and youth issues. He has been interviewed on different radio stations, been asked to appear on BBC, Sky News and Russia Today and was a judge at Debating Matters, a national debating competition. Omar was chosen by the Economist to teach children the basics of journalism, and has also been invited by different national governments to attend conferences on religion and the modern world.

Inviting the likes of Lord Nazir Ahmed, Jack Straw, Imran Khan (Solicitor of the McPherson Report), MP Keith Vaz and more, he has worked under TV presenter and Media Analyst, Carl Arrindell.

Omar has interviewed a host of influential figures, including:

Alastair Campbell

Billy Childish

Paul Mason

Ken Livingstone

Siobhan Benita

Jon Snow

John Bercow

Chuka Umunna

Sayeeda Warsi

Rabia Bhatti

Jake Humphreys

Amir Khan (boxer)

Luol Deng (NBA basketball player)

Marcell Dareus (NFL Star)

Khalid Ismail (MMA fighter)

Mizz Nina

Immortal Technique


Talib Kweli


Black the Ripper



Mic Righteous


Maher Zain


Omar Regan (comedian and actor)

Zain Bhikha

John Sutherland

Yasmin Mogahed

Tamara Gray

Dr Zainab Alwani

Scott Kugle

Follow me on twitter: @omar_shahid


Email: omarshahid99@gmail.com 

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