Altikriti holds an MSc in Translation and Interpreting. He teaches translation and interpreting on part-time basis at Leeds University. He headed the Respect Yorkshire and Humberside slate for the European elections in 2004. He is of Iraqi and Sunni origin and from the birthplace town of Saddam Hussein.
Altikriti chaired more than 20 major demonstrations including the demonstration against the Iraq war organized in London on February 15 2003. He was also special envoy to Iraq to negotiate the release of Western hostages. As a regular commentator in the International and Arab media (e.g. BBC, CNN, ABC, SKY, Al-Jazeera, etc.) on Muslim and current affairs, he has appeared on HARDtalk and the Doha Debates (both with Tim Sebastian), ‘Lateline’ on Australian ABC and BBC’s Newsnight as well as a number of prominent programs on a variety of international channels. Altikriti has contributed a number of articles to The Guardian, Al-Ahram Weekly and Islam Online.
In late 2005 and 2006 he made a number of trips to Iraq in efforts to release British hostage Norman Kember. Kember was eventually released in March 2006.
The War That Will Not End; 'Combative' Troops May Have Been Withdrawn from Iraq, and Tony Blair May Feel 'Regret' over the Deaths of Thousands of Iraqi Civilians, but the Scars Are a Long Way from Healing, Writes Anas Altikriti
Sep 08, 2010; Two events occurred almost simultaneously on either side of the Atlan-|tic, independent of each other but could as well have been...
Britain's Muslim scapegoats Huge rise in race attacks on all ethnic minorities across Britain. Senior Tory MP tells Muslims: 'If you don't like our way of life, get out'. Senior Muslim tells women not to wear veils in public for fear of assault
Aug 04, 2005; Increasing evidence has emerged of a backlash against Muslims and members of ethnic minorities in the wake of the London...