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[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 [...]

[Huffington Post] How Pakistan Drifted Away from Itself

With the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Dominion of Pakistan came into existence on Aug. 14, 1947. The valiant and astute Muhammad Ali Jinnah led the minority Muslim community of United India to the fulfillment of its dream for a [...]

[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, [...]

My interview with ‘The Record’ on the streets of Paterson, NJ

Almost every weekend, Ahmadi Muslim youth from all across the USA take to the streets to distribute peace flyers. Part of the wider ‘Muslims for Peace’ campaign launched by the Ahmadiyya MuslimCommunity USA, the flyers aim to remove [...]

“Love Thy Neighbor”

Billions will celebrate Christmas this week.   People will celebrate Christ’s life and his teachings – especially love and compassion. Jesus Christ is recorded to have said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all [...]

The ‘Disturbed Dove’

Rev Terry Jones “Burn a Koran” day this 9/11 because “Islam is of the devil” offers a lesson to us all. Drawing support from the Bible, Tertullian (“The Father of Latin Christianity”), Saint Clement of Alexandria, and numerous medieval [...]

Identifying the real enemy

I am an American-Muslim who was born in Pakistan. I belong to a religious community which is persecuted throughout Pakistan for its beliefs – in particular for its rejection of an aggressive jihad. Voices calling for the killing of people [...]

Which is more ‘Islamic’, KSA or USA?

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [KSA] is the largest Arab country in the Middle East. It is sometimes called “The Land of the Two Holy Mosques” in reference to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabia’s [...]