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Kashif N. Chaudhry
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Kashif N. Chaudhry is a physician by profession, currently completing his Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Massachusetts. He is also a registered first responder with the international charity Humanity FIRST. Kashif writes for various American newspapers and Pakistani publications. His interests include Medicine, Pakistan affairs and Muslim-American community affairs.

Kashif has served as the Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. He works to avidly promote interfaith dialogue amongst American youth.

Find him on Twitter @KashifMD.

Entries by Kashif N. Chaudhry

Local Muslim Community Bleeds With Boston

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 10:48 AM

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the largest and most popular events of its type worldwide. Tragedy struck this grand event last year when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing three and injuring around 275 others.

Condolences and condemnations...

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I Left 'America' for Its Hatred of Muslims... This Is My Story

(25) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 8:41 AM

I was born in 1982, in the beautiful American city of San Jose, California. A proud patriotic Muslim American, my dad would decorate our house with lights every Fourth of July.

Fast forward to the year 2001, when I got admitted to one of America's top medical schools -- the...

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Pakistan Needs a Mandela

(4) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 10:30 PM

One of the world's most celebrated heroes passed away this week. Nelson Mandela was known for his persistent and heroic struggle against the South African apartheid -- a system of racial segregation enforced through legislation after World War II -- under which the rights of the black population were severely...

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How Angola Almost Broke Pakistan's Record

(6) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 1:39 PM

There was a rumor that recently made rounds on the Internet about the State of Angola banning the religion of Islam, demoting it to the status of a "cult" and making plans to demolish mosques across the country. This later proved to be a hoax. CAIR...

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America, Ramadan Kareem

(2) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 3:33 PM

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. Millions of Muslims across the country and many more across the world will spend the month fasting.

Even though...

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Bin Laden Is Still Alive

(7) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 3:47 PM

Waqar Hasan was a Pakistani Muslim immigrant who had come to New Jersey to live the American dream. Leaving his family in Milltown, NJ, he went to Dallas, TX, to open a grocery store. Four days after 9/11, a gunman came to his store and shot him in the face....

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Lowe's: 'Let's Build a Prejudiced America?'

(16) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 11:33 AM

The world's second largest hardware chain, Lowe's, is ranked among the Top 50 corporations in America. Its website proudly displays the slogan "Let's Build Something Together."

However, the company's recent actions suggest that this togetherness might not include Muslim-Americans. The company recently pulled its ads from a reality television program,...

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An Ahmadi Muslim's Plea: Be My Voice

(100) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 8:00 AM

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. Much frustration has been expressed on liberal Pakistani blogs and through international media outlets --...

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How Muslims Honor 9/11

(20) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 6:56 PM

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"First you bomb us and now you come suck our blood. What are you gonna do with it, drink it?" These were the words of a young man as he passed by me at the Labor Day Fair in Rutherford, N.J. I...

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How Pakistan Drifted Away from Itself

(45) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 9:00 PM

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 separate homeland. The basis for the very demand of...

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