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Kashif N. Chaudhry
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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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Hat schon der Prophet Mohammed vor dem IS-Terror gewarnt?

(0) 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?

(280) 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

(66) 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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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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