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Muslim Heroism Means Reforming A Decrepit Faith

Muslim Heroism Means Reforming A Decrepit Faith

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source: The Federalist Yesterday, at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, the audience for President Obama’s speech reflected an Islamist’s vision of today’s Muslim-American community. That setting, promoted by the media and the White House, was meant to teach the American people—and, certainly, the growing number of Muslims in America—what an authentic Muslim looks like. It […]

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The Soft Bigotry Of Jimmy Kimmel’s Low Muslim Expectations

The Soft Bigotry Of Jimmy Kimmel’s Low Muslim Expectations

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

What World War II Can Teach Us About Radical Islam

| June 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

  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

Senator Ted Cruz Gets in Ring to Take on Radical Islam in “Willful Blindness” Hearing

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

War on Terror: Language in an Asymmetrical War

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

Film Review: Gulaab Gang

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

The Case for Trump

| May 11, 2016 | 9 Comments

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

Let’s Talk About Islamism: Defining the Problem

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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?

Why Revolutions?

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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The Higher Jihad

The Higher Jihad

| October 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

The word “jihad” strikes a nerve among most Americans, Muslim or otherwise. For Westerners, jihad invokes images of an Islamic Red Dawn. For Muslims, it leaves many of us unsettled and often unable to answer questions about what jihad means exactly. We shuffle uncomfortably and stumble for an answer; we’re not entirely sure. We’ve seen […]

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Maher vs. Aslan: The Real Issue is Language

Maher vs. Aslan: The Real Issue is Language

| October 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

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

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

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Eid and the Spirit of the Season

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

  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

His Throne Upon Water: A Message for a Disjointed Ummah

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

“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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