Dilly Hussain is a journalist, blogger and political commentator.
Dilly graduated from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, with a BA Honours in Politics in 2009. He went on to complete his NCTJ Certificate in Print Journalism in 2010 whilst reporting for the Bedfordshire on Sunday.
He left Bedfordshire on Sunday in 2011 and worked as a freelance documentary researcher at Press TV. Dilly has also contributed to numerous Islamic publications like Al Jumuah Magazine and Islam21c.
In April 2013, Dilly co-founded the British Muslim news site 5Pillars with Roshan Muhammed Salih. He is currently the deputy editor of 5Pillars.
Dilly regularly appears on Islam Channel, Russia Today (RT), Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Look East, BBC South and BBC radio stations discussing Middle East and North African politics, and domestic topics concerning British Muslims. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post UK, a freelance contributor for Al Jazeera English, Ceasefire Magazine, Middle East Eye and the Foreign Policy Journal.
He enjoys reading and writing, as well as keeping up to date with current affairs. Dilly is also keen on learning about different cultures, traditions and history. He speaks fluent Bengali, and good Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi (Kashmiri).
Dilly plays Saturday league cricket, is a member of Bedford Amateur Boxing Club, and is an avid Liverpool FC and UFC fan. He loves reading historical fiction and crime novels, is a documentary fiend, likes affordable travel and used to be a gymoholic before he got married.
Dilly is a British born Bangladeshi, raised and currently resides in Bedford.
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