Aidan Simardone and El-Farouk Khaki

Aidan Simardone is soon-to-be lawyer, currently completing his articles in immigration and refugee law. He writes critically on criminal, international and anti-terrorism law. Find his work at or follow him on Twitter at @AidanSimardone. El-Farouk Khaki (he/him) is a Refugee and Immigration lawyer acclaimed for his representation and advocacy of refugee claims based on sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and/or HIV/AIDS. He is an activist and Public speaker, writer, author & media commentator on: Islam, LGBTIQ/Human Rights, Spiritual Violence, Refugees, Politics, Racism, HIV, & Queer Parenting. He is Co-founder & imam of el-Tawhid Juma Circle: The Unity Mosque.