Omar Shahid

Omar Shahid is a freelance journalist, copywriter and social media specialist. He has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, Times, Independent, Al Jazeera,, MTV, Huffington Post and others. He is also a former politics editor at Live Magazine, a national youth publication based in London. Omar specialises in religious and political affairs, but has also written about music, comedy, football and youth issues. He blogs at and tweets at @omar_shahid.

The gems of Jordan

Initial apprehension gives way to amusement on Omar Shahid’s first trip to the Hashemite Kingdom.