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Qanta Ahmed

Qanta Ahmed's Message and Mission

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

As a campaigner for peace and pluralism, Ahmed is dismayed by the toxic lure of an Islamist doctrine that is supremacist, separatist, and hostile to secular Western values, and she calls for an urgent review of this ideology.

Poetic Justice in a Pint Sized Pistol: Hissa Hillal, Live! from The Land of Invisible Women

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

This is why Hissa Hillal's poetry is such a colossal cultural moment: not merely because one Saudi woman has had the courage to speak out, but because of the cascading, tumultuous conversation this will certainly uncork. Like a gathering storm, a cloudburst of cultural rebellion is mounting.

Invitation to a Beheading: South Waziristan Park on Steroids

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

If we blinker our focus to cartoons on cable we will pose no obstacle to the endless anonymous, slow execution of Islam at the hands of a thousand unrecorded decapitations.

Favorite Friends I've Never Met

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Because of social networking I have a new circle of virtual friends who I enjoy and respect, even though we have never met or for that matter, may never meet.

Bye Bye Abaya

Sally Thorner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Thorner

Something happened when I ducked into an airport bathroom to change into my Saudi uniform. It was depressing. It wasn't about color. It wasn't about style. It was about choice. About freedom.

Guests of God: 2.5 Million Muslims Worship in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in This Year's Hajj

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Never has there been a more important time for Muslims to engage in greater introspection, self-evaluation. We face a Muslim world rife with conflicts, sectarian hatred, misogyny and injustice.

Invisible Women at Work: Meet Maha Al-Muneef, the Gloria Steinem of Arabia

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Dr. Al Muneef is fully realizing the potential of many Saudi women. While to the West she and many activists like her may remain invisible, her actions are not only visible but emphatically palpable.