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Adnan Sarwar

Sabotaging since 8 Aug 2012

Adnan Sarwar is a former British soldier who wrote a diary while serving in the Iraq War of 2003 and since leaving the military has written for The Guardian, Taki’s Mag, Channel 4 News and the Burnley Express. He has been a military adviser to the BBC and ITV for war drama scripts and acted in films, dramas and at the theatre. Twitter @adnansarwar..

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Confessions Of A Muslim Squaddie: Flying With The Army’s Porn Baron

As a virgin soldier all I had was a picture of a girl from Manchester, but as we landed on our latest tour I ended up hiding Steve’s stash to stop him from going insane…

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Another Day Down: A Writer’s Struggle

It’s not always easy being a writer. When you’re down to your last few pennies and that book deal is still in the distance, what do you do?

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Confessions Of A Muslim Squaddie: Sex Shows in Soho

It was a fellow squaddie’s 18th birthday and we headed for an infamous Soho sex show. As a Muslim soldier, my experience was a different from that of their regular clientèle.

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Confessions Of A Muslim Squaddie: I Miss War

Now, as a fully-fledged resident of civvy street, I am beginning to miss the peculiar routine of cleaning guns and eating crap rations on the other side of the world…

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Confessions Of A Muslim Squaddie: Scrapping, Screwing & Scarpering

I rejected my dream girl on the first day of school, then regretted it for the rest of my teenage years in between beating the shit out of kids from other schools and getting kneed in the head…

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Confessions Of A Muslim Squaddie Part 2: Denouncing The War Took Real Bravery

Queueing up to fly out to war, one brave quiet soldier from Liverpool showed more courage than any of us by saying loudly that the war we were about to fight was unjustified…

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Growing Up With Salman Rushdie And The Satanic Verses

The Salman Rushdie controversy had a particular resonance for me as a child growing up in a Muslim area of Burnley in the late 80s. Here’s why I was so confused with it all…

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Diary Of A Squaddie: The Fear Of War

In the First World War deserters faced the firing squad, but if you were on your way to an Afghanistan war you didn’t believe in, to what lengths would you go to avoid the fighting?

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