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Free Speech, Rational Dialogue & Atheist Forums

I recently posted a piece on my Huffington Post blog on how I see no contradiction between Science and faith. I thought this would be a great stimulus for dialogue on an issue that is often a subject of discussion between theists and atheists. [...]

New atheist: “No Proof!” religion linked to violence.

Exchange with Hate Preacher Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer is a well-known name in the Islamophobia network. His anti-Muslim hatred and promotion of Islamophobia is so vile, even the UK decided to bar him from entering the country. A letter from the UK Home Office said the decision [...]

Hirsi Ali Declares War on Me. But Why?

My name is Kashif Chaudhry. I am a Pakistani immigrant to the United States. Currently, I am completing a Cardiology fellowship in Boston.  While speaking at Yale earlier this week, Hirsi Ali declared war on me. But why?                           To [...]

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 [...]

Happy Independence Day America – I am grateful

Happy Independence Day USA – God Bless America! The Quran says, “O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you;”[4:59] I am a Pakistani Muslim living in the US for the last two years. I [...]

[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 [...]

[Huffington Post] An Ahmadi Muslim’s Plea: Be My Voice

Religious freedom (or the lack thereof) in Pakistan cannot be emphasized enough. Due to the preposterous demeanor of Pakistan’s self-righteous right-wing, many in the world today are aware of Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy problem. [...]

[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 [...]