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Kashif Chaudhry is a physician, currently completing his Cardiology fellowship in Boston. He is a registered first responder with the international charity Humanity FIRST. Kashif has been published in various American newspapers and foreign publications. His interests include Medicine, Human Rights and the fight for universal freedom of conscience.

Kashif has also 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.

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Why I Left America to Train in Jihad Under an Islamic Caliphate

(76) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 3:01 PM

I am an American.

I have a full-time job in one of Greater Boston's renowned institutions as a medical professional. Yet, I just travelled out of the United States a few days ago to renew my pledge of allegiance to the caliphate. As a Muslim, I believe the best way...

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God or No God? -- The Real Fairytale

(39) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 7:00 AM

I recently wrote a blog post demonstrating no conflict exists between science and faith. The perceived conflict exists only in the minds of those who misunderstand one or the other. This is why ignorant Mullahs in the religious world feel threatened by science, just the same way as...

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Is God to Blame for Our Food Crisis?

(19) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 12:17 PM

A one-liner by Indian actor Kamal Haasan caught my eye on social media recently. It read, "I don't need a God who doesn't feed a hungry child today, but promises you a heaven tomorrow."

We have all heard some form of this clichéd argument at one point...

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Mahomet nous avait-il mis en garde contre l'État islamique?

(9) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 9:18 AM

La semaine dernière, deux attentats de l'organisation État islamique ont tué 39 touristes sur le littoral tunisien et près de 30 fidèles dans une mosquée chiite au Koweït. Peu de temps auparavant, le groupe avait appelé ses sympathisants à profiter du mois de ramadan pour frapper leurs ennemis.

Les membres...

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Mahomet nous avait-il mis en garde contre Daech?

(25) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 2:18 PM

La semaine dernière, deux attentats de Daech ont tué 39 touristes sur le littoral tunisien et près de 30 fidèles dans une mosquée chiite au Koweït. Peu de temps auparavant, le groupe avait appelé ses sympathisants à profiter du mois de ramadan pour frapper leurs ennemis.

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선지자 마호메트는 1400년 전, IS의 탄생을 경고했다

(1) Comments | Posted July 4, 2015 | 5:07 PM

최근 몇 번의 공격으로 ISIS 테러리스트들은 튀니지 해변 리조트에서 관광객 39명을, 쿠웨이트 시아파 모스크에서 신도 30명 가량을 죽였다. ISIS가 지하드에 공감하는 무장대원들에게 라마단 기간에도 활동하라고 지시한 지 얼마 후의 일이다.

ISIS는 자신들에게 반대하는 사람이라면 그 누구라도 제거하겠다는 강렬한 의지를 보여왔다. ISIS 대원들은 예지디들과 기독교인들을 학살해왔지만, 피해자들의 대다수는 ISIS에게 저항하고 그들의...

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Hat schon der Prophet Mohammed vor dem IS-Terror gewarnt?

(6) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 10:45 AM

In der letzten Woche haben IS-Terroristen bei zwei Anschlägen insgesamt 69 Menschen getötet. 39 Touristen wurden in einem Hotel in Tunesien erschossen, 30 Gläubige in der Shia Moschee in Kuwait in die Luft gesprengt. Die Anschläge folgten kurz nachdem der IS militante Dschihadisten zu einer Ausweitung ihrer Attacken während des...

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Did Prophet Muhammad Warn Us of ISIS?

(670) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 10:05 PM

In separate attacks last week, ISIS terrorists killed 39 tourists at a beach resort in Tunisia, and close to 30 worshipers at a Shia Mosque in Kuwait. The onslaught came shortly after the group called on its militant Jihadi sympathizers to expand operations in the month of Ramadan.

ISIS has...

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How Science Brought Me Closer to God

(67) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 4:25 PM

I was born in a Muslim household to parents who laid great emphasis on spirituality and science.

Growing up, I was taught to always speak the truth, to be kind to others, to serve humanity in all ways possible, and to never expect any form of thanks in return....

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Islam Requires Muslims to Protect Christians

(93) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 1:57 PM

Five years ago, I lost close friends in one of the most gruesome terrorist attack on Pakistani soil. In twin attacks on two Mosques in Lahore, 88 Ahmadi Muslim worshippers were killed at the hands of the Taliban. It was a painfully bloody day. This last weekend, I...

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America's Islamophobia Problem

(31) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 9:23 PM

This weekend, fliers threatening Muslims with mass murder were left at an MBTA station minutes from my home in Revere, Massachusetts. The warning on the fliers: Muslims in America be ready to face death if ISIS did not surrender within the following three days, as if Muslim Americans...

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How Not to React to Charlie Hebdo

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 8:20 AM

I had not yet gotten over the grief over the hundred kids shot dead by the Taliban in Peshawar, that I found myself mourning again. It is heartbreaking beyond words. Three gunmen stormed and shot dead 12 staff members at the weekly Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris. Apparently, this was...

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Of Free Speech, Islamophobia and New Atheism

(13) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an extreme anti-Islam critic, well known for her bigoted views and dishonest generalizations of the Muslim faith. When she was invited to speak at Yale's Buckley program recently, some student groups -- including the Yale Humanist Community -- issued a statement criticizing...

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Why a Muslim and an Atheist Are Fighting Side by Side

(116) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 5:35 AM

I was born in Pakistan, completed my medical school there and then moved to the United States for higher medical training. I also moved to escape the horrid persecution my Islamic sect -- the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community -- faces back home. In America, I could enjoy...

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Pakistan's Second Amendment is Root Cause of Sectarianism

(21) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 12:05 PM

Religious clerics in Pakistan celebrate September 7th as a day of victory for Islam and Pakistan. Officially dubbed the "Khatme Nubuwwat Day" or "Finality of Prophethood Day," many mosques come alive with celebrations this day, sweets are distributed and intense speeches are made in large religious...

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Hirsi Ali, Why Do You Declare War on Me?

(7) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 4:07 PM

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 a few days back, Ayaan Hirsi Ali declared war on me. But why?

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Does the Koran Endorse Apostasy Laws?

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:20 PM

We have all heard of Sudan's death penalty for the "crime" of leaving Islam. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan (since 2007), Yemen and Afghanistan have similar rulings for apostasy. Do these punishments have any basis in the Islamic faith? Does Islam really punish freedom of conscience?

I was discussing this on...

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How Pakistan's Organization of Religious Clergy Continues to Promote Religious Bigotry

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 10:28 PM

Pakistan's supreme organization of religious clergy, the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), recently held a national conference titled, "Why dialogue between various sects and religions is essential." The Council's central Chairman, Mr. Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, presided over this well-attended conference in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The conference was widely reported by the media....

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Of Islam, Boko Haram and Sexual Slavery

(9) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 2:04 AM

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram recently kidnapped young girls, allegedly to sell into sexual slavery. Extremist Muslim clerics and extreme critics of Islam have long shared the conviction - amongst some others - that Islam allows keeping slaves, at least in certain circumstances, and permits their rape....

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Hirsi Ali: Telling a Critic From an Islamophobe

(97) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 1:52 PM

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born U.S. citizen who is known -- among other things -- for her radical views on Islam. Her supporters consider her a leading critic, while many others believe she is guilty of Islamophobia and bigotry. I think she is a perfect case to educate people...

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