Anooshe Mushtaq

Anooshe Mushtaq is a consultant, a social commentator, and the founder and chairperson of The Raqib Taskforce—an organisation that builds social inclusion, dispelling extremist messages from the public domain.

Anooshe Mushtaq is a first generation Australian of Pakistani origin. She spent her early years in Pakistan and in Libya on posting with her family. Since her arrival in Western Sydney, Anooshe has experienced the changing cultural landscape of Australia first-hand. Based on her own experience, Anooshe offers an insight into how multicultural Australia has changed over the last 30 years.

Anooshe is a consultant and social commentator who regularly speaks at national security conferences and publishes on topics such as the prevention of violent extremism from the grassroots perspective, and the analysis of Islamic State’s online propaganda.

She is Founder and Director of the Raqib Taskforce. The Raqib Taskforce is a Muslim-led, diverse organisation that builds social inclusion through engagement across the Australian community in a manner designed to dispel extremist messages that exist within the public domain.

Anooshe is an advisor to the Pak Institute for Peace Studies Pvt Ltd in Counter Narrative Strategies and Counter Terrorism. She is an Associate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers and a Research Associate at the Australian Security Research Centre.

Anooshe is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindko. She can read and write Arabic and Persian.