Mahmood Fazal

cults

What It Was Like Growing Up in the Children of God Cult in Thailand

"There was a quiz in a magazine titled 'did you grow up in a cult?' I answered 'yes' to every question and realized the truth."
Mahmood Fazal
7.6.18
death

Drive-Thru Funerals Are Now a Thing in Japan

Feeling bereaved and on a tight schedule?
Mahmood Fazal
7.4.18
Inside Outsider

A Notorious French Gangster Has Broken Out of Prison in a Chopper

A second successful escape by Redoine Faid.
Mahmood Fazal
7.4.18
violent times

The Ex-Commando Who Reenacts His War on a Paintball Field

“If it’s no use worrying, what’s the point of crying?”
Mahmood Fazal
7.3.18
Culture

This Instant Noodle Dish Keeps the Peace in Prison

Mi goreng (often prepared with peanut butter) is the great unifier in Australian prisons.
Mahmood Fazal
5.25.18
Inside Outsider

I Was 21, Framed, and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison

When police found my friend's insulin and needles, they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
Mahmood Fazal
5.24.18
Religion

Young Muslims Talk About the First Time They Cheated on Ramadan

"We ended up dipping back to her place to watch movies. The devil really looked after me that day."
Mahmood Fazal
5.18.18
crime

My Time in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club Taught Me It's OK to Cry

Imagine a culture in which dead friends and lost childhoods are the norm.
Mahmood Fazal
5.13.18
the internet

Richard Dawkins Told Us What He Thinks About Memes

And then it got weird.
Mahmood Fazal
5.8.18
Inside Outsider

What It's Like to Be a Freelance War Photographer

Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear in some of the world's most intense conflict zones.
Mahmood Fazal
3.30.18
Inside Outsider

Convicted Thieves Talk About the Stuff They've Had Stolen in Prison

Everything comes full circle.
Mahmood Fazal
11.29.17
ISIS

Hackers Are Posting Porn on ISIS Websites

The terrorists are very confused.
Mahmood Fazal
11.29.17
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