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Spencer & Geller identify Taliban – but not Ahmadis – as Muslims

 

Apostasy Laws and the Quran: Ali Rizvi debates Kashif Chaudhry

I recently wrote a piece in the Daily Times, Pakistan and the Huffington Post explaining why I believed Hirsi Ali’s radical stance against Islam and Muslims makes her a bigot. I explained why I believed Brandeis was right in rescinding [...]

Aamir and Aasia – a tale of two blasphemies

We all know about Aamir Liaquat and we have all sure heard of Aasia Bibi. One is a celebrated religious scholar, the other a poor Christian mother rotting in a Pakistani jail, victim to the State’s notorious blasphemy laws, which are primarily [...]

Saying “Merry Christmas” – Haram?

Yes you read it right; believe me I am equally surprised I am writing on this “issue.” Apparently, as Christmas is nearing, a not-so-unpopular notion that “Greeting on the occasion of Christmas is haraam (forbidden) according to scholarly [...]

[Newsline] Lowe’s, Islamophobia and Lessons for Pakistan

The world’s second largest hardware chain, Lowe’s, proudly displays the slogan “Let’s Build Something Together” on its website. Founded in 1946, Lowe’s is ranked amongst the top 50 corporations in America. The company recently pulled [...]

[The Record] Muslim group saving 30,000 lives to mark 9/11

Read the original post here. As communities throughout the country undertake special events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a Muslim group with strong North Jersey ties is launching a nationwide blood-drive [...]

[The Record] Op-Ed: At the center of Ramadan is the daily fast

Read the original Post here. IF YOU know a Muslim, you are sure to have heard about Ramadan and the tradition of fasting in Islam. Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar, and it began Aug. 1 in the United States. Millions [...]

[The Record] Ten years after 9/11, U.S. Muslims still battling stereotypes

I was interviewed by “The Record” for a piece on 9/11. Read Online Here. Ten years have passed since al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four planes in an attack that killed nearly 3,000 people and wiped the World Trade Center from the [...]

[The Record] A new day for the Muslim-American community

This Op-Ed was published in the New Jersey Record. Original Post – http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/chaudhry_050411.html PRESIDENT OBAMA in his historic Sunday night address described Osama bin Laden as a mass murderer. “Osama [...]

Why the ‘Muslims for Peace’ campaign is relevant

On a recent ‘Muslims for Peace’ flier distribution in Passaic NJ, we asked random people what they thought a Muslim would look like. “A bearded man riding a camel,” said one man. When asked what objection she had to Muslims, [...]