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Amaar Ahmad
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Amaar Ahmad is a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech in Electrical Engineering. Apart from science and technology his interests also include international relations and history of religious movements. He currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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Agents of Provocation

(6) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 2:34 PM

Analysts and researchers have recently begun to study "sacred values" that are basically deeply-rooted ethical or moral precepts that we hold dear regardless of whether they are political, religious or personal. When these values are provoked, even offering incentives to compromise over them is likely to backfire as...

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Defeating ISIS Ideology

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 12:38 PM

We live in perilous times. The rise of ISIS offshoots across the world should be a cause of deep worry for Muslims. In their quests, the extremists have left no stone unturned in sullying Islam's image. There is a growing thought, duly amplified by media, that perhaps there is something...

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Charlie Hebdo: How Prophet Muhammad Would Deal With Blasphemy?

(3) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 4:17 PM

In their criminal assault against Charlie Hebdo, Muslim extremists succeeded in the one thing they were trying to prevent: the publication of more cartoons of Prophet Muhammad and more attention given to these cartoons than ever before. The Paris tragedy is a reminder of the dangerous result of detaching faith...

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Can Muslim Youth Counter Extremism?

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 2:14 PM

The recent Senate Report on the use of torture by the CIA will no doubt be used by Muslim extremists to conclude that the US is indeed waging a war against Muslims. It may provide such groups further propaganda material to radicalize Muslim youth in justifying their cause that Islam...

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A Muslim Reflection on Global Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 2:41 PM

As conflicts rage around the world and innocents suffer in the Gaza crisis, Ukraine-Russia tension continues, and sectarianism boils over in Iraq and Syria , one wonders if history is repeating itself. Just as in 1914, now a hundred years after Word War I, small conflicts have the potential to...

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Prophet Muhammad: The Social Reformer

(30) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 3:01 PM

All great civilizations, such as the Greeks, Romans, Persians and today in the form of West, have arisen mainly by advancing human rights and the rule of law. The rise of the Islamic civilization between the 7th and 13th centuries also owes itself to this principle. Few individuals in any...

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