Abu Usman Adil (lower left-hand corner) with Muhammad Tahir Faruq (center left with black turban).
Abu Usman Adil (right) with Hakimullah Mehsud, the amir of Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan.
Thoughts and linkage from an American graduate student in the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University on the role of the Middle East/North Africa and the Islamicate world in global affairs in modern times, as well as occasional personal musings. Keep track of blog updates and other linkage via my Twitter account. I'm also a contributing blogger at Al-Wasat Blog.