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The Qudosi Chronicles, welcomed by both sides of political and religious divide, offers analysis and opinion on Islam in the 21st century and welcomes a broad range of views. Founder Shireen Qudosi has been labeled one of the leading moderate Muslim reformers in the United States.

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Muslim Father Khizr Khan’s Powerful DNC Speech Reconnects a Muslim American Veteran

Muslim Father Khizr Khan’s Powerful DNC Speech Reconnects a Muslim American Veteran

| July 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Submitted by Michelle Bedy Barzal, Veteran, U.S. Marine Corp. There’s been an ugly dialogue taking place  as of recent, and I have often ended up in intense discussions with others in Northeast Ohio about immigrants that are Muslim.  Here’s what I wrote, verbatim, about the the father of Captain Khan, KIA in 2004: The father […]

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A Syrian Refugee Wedding

A Syrian Refugee Wedding

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Lauren Wolfe Source: The Nation Inside a furniture-free caravan in the Jordanian desert, sixteen women and girls and a plump boy wedge themselves in a circle around a 15-year-old girl and a woman doing her hair. The hairdresser combs through one-inch sections, spraying on a fixative before twisting them into elaborate shapes. The girl, […]

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‘Take Your Portion’: A Victim Speaks Out About Rape in Syria

‘Take Your Portion’: A Victim Speaks Out About Rape in Syria

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Lauren Wolfe Source: The Atlantic Alma Abdulrahman is lying gaunt and unable to move anything below her diaphragm in a hospital bed in Amman. Some bedsores have become so deep she’s having surgery tomorrow. Screws hold together her upper vertebrae, and cigarette burns pock her right shoulder. Her voice fades in and out, hoarse […]

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Little Arabia Thrives in Anaheim, Garden Grove

Little Arabia Thrives in Anaheim, Garden Grove

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Art Marroquin Source: Orange County Register/Community   Bold, curving letters emblazon the leather-bound books lining the long shelves at Jarir Bookstore in Little Arabia. The shop’s owner, Jarir Saadoun, greets customers looking for the latest Middle Eastern cookbook, historical texts, children’s tales, or novels by best-selling Algerian author Ahlam Mostaghami. Saadoun, an Orange County […]

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Breaking the Boundaries of Fear and Silence: the Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Societies

Breaking the Boundaries of Fear and Silence: the Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Societies

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Raheel Raza Source: Women’s Voices Now   When we say we are working together in the “struggle for women’s rights in Muslim majority countries,” we presume that women DO have rights in these countries, and that we are talking about a level playing field. I would say that as girls were buried alive before […]

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Afghan Woman Defies Gender Roles as First Village Chief

Afghan Woman Defies Gender Roles as First Village Chief

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a male-dominated society that has for years been controlled by the ultra-conservative Taliban, the emergence of the first female village chief took everyone by surprise. After being ridiculed by male villagers for wanting to occupy political office, Zarifa Qazizadah, the mother of 15 children, managed to become the mayor of Naw Abad, a village […]

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Contiguous State Deception

Contiguous State Deception

| May 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Op-ed by Steven Shamrack In a recent major speech at the State Department, President Obama, addressing the ‘democratic’ revolution in the Middle East and North Africa and predictably Israel became the main point of attention again. Obama, like many of his predecessors (Carter, both presidents Bush, Clinton) has made another attempt to resurrect the peace […]

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ICNA Protest Organizer Responds to “Hate Comes to Orange County”

ICNA Protest Organizer Responds to “Hate Comes to Orange County”

| March 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Protest organizer Karen Lugo, of the February 13th rally against ICNA in Yorba Linda, responds to an original Qudosi Chronicles article, “Hate Comes to Orange County: Anti-Muslim Protest in Yorba Linda Signals Growing Close-to-Home Hatred of Muslims“. Qudosi Chronicles commends Lugo for reaching out intelligently and being willing to share her account. As a planner […]

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A Letter of Support from QC Reader, Ruth Moyte

A Letter of Support from QC Reader, Ruth Moyte

| August 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Dear Shireen:  It was a pleasure meeting you last month at the Victory Party. I very much enjoyed our conversation and I am impressed by your intelligence and confidence. I have to share with you that you have been a source of inspiration to me as I search for truthful answers in forming my opinion […]

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Makeup and the Hijab: A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions

Makeup and the Hijab: A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions

| August 9, 2010 | 18 Comments

A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions By Ruhi Al-Ahmed For the majority of women across the globe, makeup has almost become a necessity for them. Samina Akhter, a Muslim businesswoman has launched UK’s first “halal makeup” meaning that it is 100% free of alcohol and animal products. After reading this article on […]

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NASA Top Chief Says “Muslim World” Next Frontier

NASA Top Chief Says “Muslim World” Next Frontier

| July 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

NASA’s top priority is to improve relations with the Muslim world?! I think President Obama is confused, and thinks that the phrase “Muslim world” refers to another planet. This is the sort of absurd misuse of government power that makes people suspicious and cynical. Want to improve relations with the Muslim world? Note – I’m […]

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Tackling Racism in GOP Politics

Tackling Racism in GOP Politics

| June 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

I first stumbled upon Nikki Haley last Thursday, on Gawker.com, one of my secret naughty pleasures full of all things dirty and bad. I was struck by her beauty. Indian women are ever oh so lovely. But once I read that some fatso ignorant republican from South Carolina was discrediting her not for her stances, […]

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Reflections on Fort Hood

Reflections on Fort Hood

| March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Now that some time has passed since the shootings at Fort Hood has taken place; it’s time to look back. For many emotions have been running on high since the terrorist attacks on 9/11. It’s important that we review those emotions instead of blindly applying them to every untoward event that happens. Major Nidal Malik […]

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America’s Last War: The Effect of Diversity on America’s History

America’s Last War: The Effect of Diversity on America’s History

| December 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

submitted by Rabbi Shifren Here is a Pearl Harbor story you WON’T hear: I am a teacher, as some of you might know, for 22 years now in the L.A.United School District. It was one particular Dec. 7, several years ago, that I received the biggest wake up call of my life, changing forever my […]

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