Author Archive: Shireen Qudosi

Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform.

Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.

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The Soft Bigotry Of Jimmy Kimmel’s Low Muslim Expectations

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Soft Bigotry Of Jimmy Kimmel’s Low Muslim Expectations

Source: The Federalist Between laughs and fluffy, getting-to-know-you questions this past Wednesday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel challenged presidential candidate Ted Cruz on his articulated policy of “patrolling” Muslim neighborhoods in response to the recent terror attacks in Brussels. During the talk, Kimmel pushed back against the candidate, arguing: Don’t you feel that human nature is […]

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What World War II Can Teach Us About Radical Islam

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
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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Senator Ted Cruz Gets in Ring to Take on Radical Islam in “Willful Blindness” Hearing

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Senator Ted Cruz Gets in Ring to Take on Radical Islam in “Willful Blindness” Hearing

On Tuesday, June 28, Senator Ted Cruz lead a critical Congressional hearing on the willful blindness of the Obama administration on the prohibition of language in the fight against radical Islam. The Obama administration is a long time aggressor in obstructing the use of key language, engaging in an ongoing Orwellian purge of identifiers that link the acts of radical groups […]

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War on Terror: Language in an Asymmetrical War

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
War on Terror: Language in an Asymmetrical War

I recently wrote a piece for CounterJihad on the most recent concerted effort to manipulate a key weapon in the war on terror: language. Titled, “The Left’s New Strategy is to Deny ‘Muslim Radicalization’ Exists, the article shows how foreign interests use proxy ideologies to subdue free speech and inquiry on radical Islam. You can […]

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Film Review: Gulaab Gang

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Film Review: Gulaab Gang

VICE calls them India’s Flux of Pink Ladies, a 400,000 strong army of women warriors clad in pink sarees and wielding staffs. They’re a new class of vigilante women in a country that has abandoned feminine sanctity, even though some Hindu gods are indestructibly powerful women. That sanctity was reclaimed in Gulaab Gang, an Indian […]

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The Case for Trump

| May 11, 2016 | 9 Comments
The Case for Trump

Muslim Reformer Shireen Qudosi on why we must simply walk into Mordor and support Donald Trump. The Friday before the Indiana primaries, I was approached by the Trump campaign’s Foreign Policy Advisor, Walid Phares, to see if I’d be interested in joining them as a Muslim reformer. I had to ask myself whether this was […]

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Let’s Talk About Islamism: Defining the Problem

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Let’s Talk About Islamism: Defining the Problem

Let’s Talk About Islamism is a Facebook group created in response to the difficulty people have in tackling Islamism. Our conversation shows the diversity of viewpoints and brainstorms productive solutions to the issue. This series blog is collated from the Facebook group conversations by co-moderators Elliot Friedland and Shireen Qudosi, and is rich with intermixed […]

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Why Revolutions?

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Why Revolutions?

This is a fascinating time in living history – a time of revolutions across many spheres. Our new Revolutions feature will push the envelope on Islamic reform: reform is – and will need to be – a revolution. And at the same time we’re going to cover stories and other counter movements that look to dramatically change […]

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Maher vs. Aslan: The Real Issue is Language

| October 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Maher vs. Aslan: The Real Issue is Language

Muslims have been hailing “touchdown!” ever since Reza Aslan went on air calling Bill Maher’s arguments “facile” and a pair of CNN Tonight hosts as “stupid.” Maher was grilled for his blanket statement on Muslim nations, throwing out that, “People were not giving enough attention to Islamic violence and oppression.” CNN Tonight hosts Alisyn Camerota […]

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The Art of Everything: Contemporary Muslim Artists on the Meaning of Art

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Art of Everything: Contemporary Muslim Artists on the Meaning of Art

Scrolling through my Instagram account, I see a stream of nauseatingly perfect images. These pictures aren’t expressions of an inner self; they’re not raw images of both beautiful and chaotic moments in time. Instead, they’re moments stolen from serendipitous existence, manufactured to perfection. In the process, they rob us of a natural opportunity to experience […]

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Eid and the Spirit of the Season

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Eid and the Spirit of the Season

  Originally written for Aquila Magazine As Ramadan and a much-looked-forward to Eid al-Fitr return to us this year, we take a moment to pause and reflect the true meaning of Eid. Unlike other holidays, Eid is not a stand-alone holiday; it is the celebratory period after the Islamic month of Ramadan in which we […]

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His Throne Upon Water: A Message for a Disjointed Ummah

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
His Throne Upon Water: A Message for a Disjointed Ummah

“And it is He who created the Heavens and the Earth in Six Days – and His Throne had been upon water.” – Surah Hud 11:7 Although this verse appears as a small inconspicuous line of text, when tugged it unravels layers of coded meanings and offers us a more profound understanding of God. It […]

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Does Islam Offer the Key to Happiness?

| June 5, 2013 | 1 Comment
Does Islam Offer the Key to Happiness?

    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, the last surah in the Qur’an, […]

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Please Stop Telling Us to Abandon Islam: An Open Letter From a Muslim Reformer

| May 17, 2013 | 20 Comments
Please Stop Telling Us to Abandon Islam: An Open Letter From a Muslim Reformer

In the last two weeks, I’ve twice come across conversations where I’m either directly or indirectly encouraged toward apostasy. The first was two weeks ago, when I bumped into the fiery Nonie Darwish, and a second more sincere outcry today on Facebook from a dear lady with whom I’m in the midst of cultivating a […]

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