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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Raheel Raza on “The Clash of Civilizations”

Raheel Raza on “The Clash of Civilizations”

| January 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

A recent evening with Raheel Raza, hosted by the Kehilla Academy in Los Angeles, opened the doors to a wonderful lecture on “The Clash of Civilizations” and lead to an interesting post lecture discussion with audience members. The “Clash of Civilizations” is a term made popular by the fateful events of September 11. And while […]

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D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero

| December 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

D.C. Comics Panders to Muslim Audience with New Muslim Superhero In a defeating blow to comic book fans everywhere – who could before open the crisp colored pages of the newest issue and delve into a world far removed from politics and religion – D.C. Comics betrays a loyal audience by injecting a fat dripping […]

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Santa Banned From Minnesota Head Start Class to Avoid Offending Muslims

Santa Banned From Minnesota Head Start Class to Avoid Offending Muslims

| December 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Santa Banned From Minnesota Head Start Class to Avoid Offending Muslims In yet another string of ridiculous measures designed to appease minorities, St. Peter’s has decided its Head Start classes won’t be getting a visit from Santa this year.  For the past four years, St. Peter’s seasonally employed Dennis Jackson to make half-hour appearances for […]

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The Arab Cocoon: Progress and Modernity in the Arab Societies

| November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rating: 2/5 Stars Tarek Heggy’s The Arab Cocoon aims to examine the Arab mind and why the region is void of real progress and modernity. By evaluating the lack of modernity in Arab nations, Heggy poses key questions necessary for scholars and creative thinkers seeking to offer a remedy to an ongoing dilemma. Surprisingly, Heggy […]

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Ann Coulter: All Terrorists are Muslim

Ann Coulter: All Terrorists are Muslim

| November 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

In a recent interview with Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter goes on a rant about TSA security protocols.  While some of her points are valid, including one asking what extremes are we going to go to in order to identify a threat, there were other concerning comments that only support the growing hatred of all things […]

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Britz

Britz

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars A two part mini series airing on BBC in 2007, Britz takes on a divided plot line by telling the same story from two different points of view. One family, two siblings, and a completely unexpected turn of events. If you’re able to get a hold of this, I recommend checking it […]

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Sleeper Cell

Sleeper Cell

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ratings: 4/5 Despite receiving failed reviews by critics who clearly don’t know what they’re talking about, Sleeper Cell was one of those original mini series that really aimed to break through stereotypes. Not only did it attack the idea that all Muslims are terrorists, but it took a diverse look at different types of terrorists, […]

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Is Writing in the Quran Really That Blasphemous?

Is Writing in the Quran Really That Blasphemous?

| November 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

  Stemming from the story of a Muslim activist who received defiled pages of the Quran, pages that were without question tagged with graffiti, the question that comes to mind is what exactly qualifies as defilement? The Quran is treated by Muslims with the utmost respect. It’s to be kept at a high place in […]

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The Killing Room

The Killing Room

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rated: 4/5 Stars With an all-star cast and a brilliant plot, The Killing Room leaves you wanting a sequel ASAP. Check out the great review below by SlashFilm.com: So, you respond to a psychological research study advertisement in the classifieds and find yourself in a big white room with three other test subjects. In the […]

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Sharia: Is There Rape Within Marriage?

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

When the subject of marriage and “wifely duties” came up around the kitchen table clustered by tea-drinking chit-chatting aunties of a generation ago, there were a number of asserted opinions that certainly shocked these American ears. One of the things that really surprised me was the general consensus that a wife has to (for lack […]

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Quran-Burning Terry Jones Starts New Movement “Stand Up America”

| November 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Notorious Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones may have had his time in the limelight, but he’s no less deterred from his mission. His mission? According to the Stand Up America’s website, Jones is encouraging Americans and the church to stand up against national debt, abortion, same sex marriage, and Islam. Has Islam been demonized to such […]

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Hijab and Children: Australia’s Bullied Six Year Old Shows How Children Are Subject to Religious Indoctrination

Hijab and Children: Australia’s Bullied Six Year Old Shows How Children Are Subject to Religious Indoctrination

| October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

  Last week in Australia, a six year old girl was temporarily suspended from her school bus service after reacting angrily against a little boy who was bullying her about her headscarf. Aside from the bullying issue and whether the punishment was fair, the issue I’d like to raise is whether it’s appropriate for a […]

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Reflecting on Germany’s “Day of Open Mosques”

Reflecting on Germany’s “Day of Open Mosques”

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

In the old days when you were under attack, you’d pull up the drawbridge and lock the gates. In today’s time, it’s the exact opposite move that helps you win battles. In the battle of perceptions and the rising animosity against Islam on many fronts, many Muslims are realizing the value of reaching out to […]

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What the Quran-Burning Fallout Say About the Future of Free Speech

What the Quran-Burning Fallout Say About the Future of Free Speech

| September 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

  What the “Quran Burning” Fallout Says About the Future of Free Speech The Jerusualem Post recently featured a bull’s eye piece entitled “The Region: One land’s bigot is another land’s everyman…..Racist actions in the US, Europe or Israel are usually those of private individuals; but in the Middle East it is often the governments […]

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