One such Muslim is a woman whose name is Shireen Qudosi. Shireen Qudosi, a Sufi Muslim of Afghan and South Asian ancestry, is a writer on Islam. For over a decade, Shireen has been involved in efforts highlighting the need for a proponent of progressive Islam. She’s recognized as one of the top 10 North American Muslim reformers through her blog Qudosi Chronicles (the first Muslim blog to integrate Jewish voices), articles, speaking engagements, and the cultivation of a diverse network of secular activists within the Muslim subculture. You can learn more about Shireen Qudosi by going here.
Shireen has written an article which appears in The Federalist, titled, “No, Obama, Muslim Heroism Means Reforming A Decrepit Faith” with the sub-title, “President Obama has chosen to partner with the most repressive strains of Islam in America today rather than challenging them to upgrade.” Here are the first few paragraphs of the article. It is well worth reading in full.
Read the full article here.
Shireen is writing a book, “Islam’s Origin Story.” The kick-off chapter for a larger book project, “Islam’s Origin Story” is designed to trigger a bold new dialogue – one that uses extremism against itself by:
(1) Identifying the source and pathway triggering radical and political Islam during its early years – making it impossible for apologists to deny the association between Islam and radicalism.
(2) Undermining the Islamist argument that Islam can’t be reformed, by using Islamic history and theology in support of moderate Islam.
(3) Recalibrating tangible solutions to extremism within Islam, using the origin story against itself.
(4) Offering real-time creative and policy-driven solutions to counter extremism.