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The queer case of the being part Muslim

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I won’t begin by telling you how horrible it is when you do come out, but I will start telling you this…. I am happy. I am Naufal, Muslim by birth, black by roots, Indian by culture & I am gay.

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Biography: Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji

Irshad is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University. It aims to develop leaders who will challenge political correctness, intellectual conformity and self-censorship. She is the internationally best-selling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith. Her book has been published in almost 30 countries, including Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Indonesia - the world's largest Muslim nation.

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Irshad Manji Jakarta Book Launch disrupted

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"I really hope the police will protect her because she is a Canadian national. If the police do something wrong which can trigger protest from Canada, then shame on us," Salihara co-founder Goenawan Mohamad said.

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There go those Muslims, overreacting again

Zapiro, Prophet Muhammad on the couch

The Muslim community has grasped a fundamental connection between cartoon and then attacked in their call for a noisemaking. Yes! You have every right to. But don't you dare use this cartoon analogy to attack other religious faiths

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Shah Rukh Khan’s MY NAME IS KHAN

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On the whole, MY NAME IS KHAN is a fascinating love story, has an angle of religion and a world-shaking incident as a backdrop. It not only entertains, but also mesmerises, enthrals and captivates the viewer in those 2.40 hours. At the same time, a film like MY NAME IS KHAN is sure to have a far-reaching influence due to its noble theme. I strongly advocate, don't miss this one!

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How I came out to my parents

I can never forget the overwhelming feeling of self pity and hatred I had. I mean we all grow up thinking we are straight. I want to help break the stereotypical gay image which have been insidiously perpetuated by Bollywood and other such sources. I think this complete disregard of veracity has to go.

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The Trouble with Islam today is Muslims

Quran 4, 135: "Believers, conduct yourselves with justice and bear true witness before God, even though it be against yourselves, your parents, or your kinsfolk." The Trouble with Islam Today shatters our silence. It shows Muslims how we can re-discover Islam's lost tradition of independent thinking -- known as "ijtihad" -- and re-discover it precisely to update Islamic practices for the 21st century. The opportunity to update is especially available to Muslims in the West, because it's there that we enjoy precious freedoms to think, express, challenge and be challenged without fear of state reprisal. In that sense, the Muslim reformation begins in the West.

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