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A Muslim's Duty to Society: The Time to Step Up is Now

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Recently, Representative Peter King (R) NY announced his decision to hold hearings on the radicalization of Islam among American Muslims. I gave the m...

Of Madness and Muslim Martyrdom: The Ideal Age of Indoctrination

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

Suicide martyrdom operations have now become so commonplace that as a viewership we are badly inured to them. Its worth remembering that the ideology supporting fanatical attacks may begin long before adulthood.

Manufactured Muslim Identities: From Nablus to Newham, Emblems of Islamist Sympathizers

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

Many British Muslims fervently erase their ethnicity with ritualistic religiosity, deliberately choosing distinction from that of their parents'. They do so in a desperate search of politicized Muslim identity, with little understanding of either Islam, or politics.

Adventures of an Accidental Zionist: Encounters with the Anxiety of Jewish Extinction

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

Preserving, celebrating and perpetuating Judaism is not a solitary work but a noble collective pursuit, one within which each of us, Jew, or non-Jew, has a vital part and valued role.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

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

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?