Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era. He is also a weekly commentator for National Public Radio (NPR). He is a member of The British Council’s ‘Our Shared Future’ Opinion Leaders Network – a transatlantic network of opinion leaders and scholars whose work and ideas contribute constructively to the public conversation on relations between Muslims and non-Muslims around the world. In 2006, the French Ambassador to the United States named Iftikhar to the Personnalites d’Avenir (Personalities of the Future) World Leader Program in Paris sponsored by the French Foreign Ministry. A native of Chicago, he received his undergraduate and law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Awarding the 2020 Games to Tokyo and not Turkey highlights an unfair pattern