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  • Trump’s ‘Islam Speech’ Invited The Muslim World To A Renaissance

    Trump’s ‘Islam Speech’ Invited The Muslim World To A Renaissance

    Originally published in The Federalist President Trump understands the most direct path to change is to work in people’s self-interest, to cater to advancement through mutual gain — a strategy that also won him the election.   President Trump embarked on an iconic first foreign tour this weekend to the Middle East that started with […]

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    | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • The American Muslims You Don’t See

    The American Muslims You Don’t See

    Originally published with America Matters On First 100 Days, Fox News host Martha MacCallum brought together 8 diverse Muslims as part of a larger 22 member panel to talk about President Trump’s temporary travel ban. While the panel was passionate, the pre and post show dialogue reflected a softer side of American Muslims that often […]

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    | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • Linda Sarsour’s Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism’s Hypocrisy

    Linda Sarsour’s Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism’s Hypocrisy

    Originally published in The Federalist A Frankenstein’s monster of identity politics, the Women’s March on Washington heaved through the streets of DC one day after the inauguration in a fit of depraved hypocrisy. That hypocrisy shadows activist and National Co-Chair of the Women’s March Linda Sarsour. In the past Sarsour has railed against women spotlighting misogyny in the Muslim world. […]

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    | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • FGM Silences a Woman’s Most Primal Voice

    FGM Silences a Woman’s Most Primal Voice

    Originally published in the NYT Women in the World Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the horrific act of cutting off a young girl’s clitoris. Often seen as a humanitarian and women’s rights crisis in third-world countries, FGM hit home in the United States recently when an American-born Muslim doctor was arrested and charged with committing FGM on two girls. […]

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    | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
  • What World War II Can Teach Us About Radical Islam

    What World War II Can Teach Us About Radical Islam

      Source: The Federalist On March 18, international counterterror authorities celebrated the capture of Salah Abdeslam, the ISIS-linked Belgium national heavily responsible for last year’s Islamic terror attacks in Paris. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel awoke Tuesday morning to find ISIS had rocked Brussels again. Two explosions at the Brussels airport and a third at the city’s train station […]

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    | June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
The Sweet Confinement of Your Aloneness

The Sweet Confinement of Your Aloneness

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally published with On Being. There are times when you find yourself completely surrendered to the power of a moment. David Whyte’s voice filled the air one morning, as wave after wave of sound was the siren song turning my head. This was one of those moments. I plunged into the abyss of his words. And in […]

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“Kafir” Poem by Salman Haider

“Kafir” Poem by Salman Haider

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Kafir” is one of the most stunning pieces of poetry, penned by Salman Haider. Kafir is a provocative and controversial term in Islam, meaning someone who knows the truth but rejects it; someone who covers up the truth. It is also a widely used term exploited to create division between Muslims and non-Muslims. Haider was one […]

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New Zealand: First River in the World to be Given Legal Human Status

New Zealand: First River in the World to be Given Legal Human Status

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Humanity evolves when we broaden our understanding of what it means to be alive. What does it mean to be sentient, conscious, and alive? Making life about more than just ourselves is an important key step in elevating human consciousness and also getting people to care about conservation and resource protection.   New Zealand took a […]

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Noor Tagouri’s Hijabi Playboy Feature Births a Powerful New Alliance

Noor Tagouri’s Hijabi Playboy Feature Births a Powerful New Alliance

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muslim darling Noor Tagouri made headlines last month when she featured in Playboy’s “Renegades of 2016” series about game changers who redefine how we think about the world. While the feature seemed bold and provocative, pairing of a bullet-ridden American flag with the edgy snarl of a hijab-clad young girl, in truth was a cliché […]

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The Anatomy of a Prophet: My Response to Huffington Post Critics

The Anatomy of a Prophet: My Response to Huffington Post Critics

| October 1, 2016 | 6 Comments

Writing for Huffington Post, Amer Aziz submits a response article to my controversial House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on radical Islam, where I engage in a historical discussion on Prophet Muhammad and early Muslims. In typical fashion becoming of Muslims holding onto a crumbling identity under the pressure of free thought, Aziz writes: However, Shireen Qudosi, […]

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Answering Questions From Muslim Traditionalists

Answering Questions From Muslim Traditionalists

| September 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

I received a flood of inquiries and complaints from Muslim traditionalists after last week’s testimony at the House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on Radical Islam. The top complaint I hear is about my tone. To that, I say: You’ll see my tone and rhetoric shift depending on the audience and issue, but this is the […]

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Is the Last Verse in the Quran its Most Powerful Message?

Is the Last Verse in the Quran its Most Powerful Message?

| September 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

If happiness is a state of mind, we have to question how much control we really have over it when our mind is under the influence. Islam forbids intoxicants, of course. But there is an intoxicant more powerful and dangerous than drugs or alcohol: thoughts. Surah 114 An-Nas, the last Surah in the Qur’an, draws […]

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The 8 Things I Keep Hearing From Muslims

The 8 Things I Keep Hearing From Muslims

| September 27, 2016 | 9 Comments

As a Muslim Reformer, I get to hear from a patchwork of Muslims, especially in response to the more challenging public statements I make. Most recently, the statement that rattled many was the testimony and Q/A segment of a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Radical Islam. This is all part of the process, as […]

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Is Malala’s Response to Modesty on the Beach a Form of Slut-Shaming?

Is Malala’s Response to Modesty on the Beach a Form of Slut-Shaming?

| August 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

“No disrespect to Malala, but this kind of dichotomy thinking where it’s all or nothing positions people against each other. A woman can wear whatever she wants but by saying she’s wearing “nothing” when she’s just wearing less, is another form of slut-shaming. Malala isn’t intentionally slut-shaming, but the language she uses still carries that […]

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Why Are Islamists Rising as Scholars and Community Leaders?

Why Are Islamists Rising as Scholars and Community Leaders?

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the ongoing struggle to balance Muslim-American rights with Muslim American accountability, there was a little known event that set a new landmark in the fight against Islamism. On March 25th, 2016, the Islamic Society of Wichita (ISW) canceled their fundraising event due to local community pressure. ISW planned on hosting guest speaker and professed […]

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The Fourth War: Spiritual War

The Fourth War: Spiritual War

| August 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

[An Invocation] We bow our heads in prayer during invocations and benedictions. We offer prayers for “name that city” when a terrorist attack hits.  But between these moments, God is forgotten, faith is forgotten, humanity is forgotten. A prayer isn’t a spiritual pit-stop in our day, even if it happens five times a day.  A […]

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Nice, France: Bastille Day Truck Rampage Not an Isolated Incident

Nice, France: Bastille Day Truck Rampage Not an Isolated Incident

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Inan act of sheer horror up to 84 people, including two Americans and 10 children, were killed yesterday in Nice as a Muslim terrorist plowed through a crowd of people watching Bastille Day fireworks. Devastating live video showed blood and contorted bodies in the aftermath of a 1.2 mile distance of zig-zag pattern driving designed […]

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Just How Viable is Rudy Giuliani’s “Tag Em Track Em” Proposal on Radical Islam?

Just How Viable is Rudy Giuliani’s “Tag Em Track Em” Proposal on Radical Islam?

| August 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

In the aftermath of one of Islamism’s bloodiest summers, Western countries are stepping up efforts to filter for potential threats. Germany has held raids targeting Islamist preachers suspected of recruiting ISIS supporters. Belgium launched a police hunt for an imam’s son who walked down the street loudly praying to Allah for the annihilation of all Christians. […]

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at Deeper War on Terrror

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at Deeper War on Terrror

| August 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Shireen Qudosi talks with Abu Taubah, the Florida imam linked to Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen. Following the Orlando Shooting, FOX’s Greta Van Susteren interviewed Taubah, who was accompanied by his attorney. Shireen Qudosi got the other exclusive: a two-hour phone call where Taubah explored issues of race, extremism, leadership, immigration, women’s rights, and where he […]

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