Loyalty

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Reading Time: 3 minutesOriginally posted in The News & Observer The shocking massacre at San Bernardino that killed 14 innocent souls and wounded 21 people unfortunately adds to the tally of the mass shooting epidemic in the country and must be condemned under no uncertain terms. This time around, the perpetrators were Muslims

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism at the State Department in Washington Feb. 19, 2015.

Reading Time: 1 minutesOriginally posted in The New York Times As a Muslim-American, I completely agree with President Obama’s comments that Muslim leaders must speak out against not just acts of violence, but also those interpretations of Islam that are incompatible with the values of religious tolerance. Muslim leaders have a major role

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published on Time.com I’m a Muslim American. On Nov. 15, two days after the Paris attacks, I boarded a plane from Newark to Houston. I had just returned from a formal event, so I was wearing a plain white “shalwar,” a shirt that stops at the knees and is

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally published on Patheos.com Why didn’t we hear the term “Muslim terrorist” or “Jihadist” before the 1980s? Islam has been around for more than 1400 years but “Islamic” terrorist organizations were not to be found prior to 1980. The first Islamist terrorist attack was the bombing of the Tyre Headquarters

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Reading Time: 8 minutesOriginally posted in Mercury News Just five weeks earlier we were laughing and arguing as mother and son often do. But on Oct. 22, 2015 I hugged my mother, Amatul Karim Nusrat Chaudhry, for the last time. On Sept. 14 all appeared well. On Sept. 17 we discovered end stage

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Reading Time: 1 minutes    Originally posted on Philly More than 130 people were brutally murdered Friday in attacks around Paris. This is not Islam. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA challenges radicalization and extremists’ claims about Islam by showing through words and deeds the true essence of Islam. The association has fed

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Reading Time: 2 minutesOriginally published on the Pittsburgh Post Gazette I was extremely saddened and hurt when I found out about the attacks in Paris and Beirut, which resulted in the loss of more than 170 lives. The perpetrators did this under the guise of Islam and by loudly proclaiming “Allaho Akbar,” which

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Reading Time: 6 minutesOriginally posted on The Express Tribune  Sir Chaudhry Muhammad Zafarullah Khan was one of the leading founding fathers of Pakistan. You know, the Pakistan Resolution that our national struggle was based on? He drafted it. He was the first foreign minister of Pakistan. He was known for his eloquent representation

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Reading Time: 8 minutesOriginally Published on Faithstreet.com I will readily admit that a look at Muslim nations today paints a rather bleak picture. Some have spiraled into chaos, while others are choking under the pale of dysfunction and directionless, corrupt leadership. Extremism, violence, and intolerance seem unstoppable. Further exacerbating this perilous state of

Reading Time: 1 minutesAlong with 200 other delegates of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, I went to Capitol Hill to gain Congress’ support for the “Protecting Religious Minorities Persecuted by ISIS Act of 2015” (H.R.1568) on Friday. Today, I find myself again advocating against the unjustifiable and un-islamic actions carried out by extremists