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Your Daily Muslim #683: Sohail Qureshi

Your Daily Muslim #683: Sohail Qureshi

Every so often, a celebrity comes out in favor of pseudoscience. However, even Jim Carrey’s recent anti-vax tirade pales in comparison to the bullshit peddled by celebrated Pakistani doctor Sohail Qureshi. A devout Muslim, Qureshi makes sure to focus on faith when performing his healing works at the clinic he owns. As I’m sure you […]

Your Daily Muslim: Heda Umarova

Your Daily Muslim: Heda Umarova

Chechen Muslimah Heda Umarova flew under everyone’s radar while in the US. Though she befriended Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, she was never suspected of any involvement in jihadist activities… until now. Four months after the Boston bombings, Umarova bought roundtrip tickets to Chechnya so she could get married. The marriage was likely arranged, as […]

Your Daily Muslim: Abu Umar

Your Daily Muslim: Abu Umar

The Mujahideen of Bulgaristan are a Bulgarian/Russian jihadist group with a real hatred of Elton John. They hate him not because of his music, but because he is, as they put it, a “sodomite.” A Muslim using the kunya (assumed name) of Abu Umar is a “messenger” of the Mujahideen of Bulgaristan, and he issued […]

Your Daily Muslim: Oksana Aslanova

Your Daily Muslim: Oksana Aslanova

Turkmenistani Oksana Aslanova moved to Dagestan (southwest Russia) and began a life there. She soon met a jihadist commander, and the two fell in love and got married. Of course, it wasn’t long before Aslanova converted to Islam and her jihadist husband was six feet under the ground, since jihadists tend not to last very […]

Your Daily Muslim: Naida Asiyalova

Your Daily Muslim: Naida Asiyalova

You know your marriage is doomed when your husband tells you to kill yourself. You know you’re doomed when you think his suggestion is reasonable. That’s exactly the point Dagestani (Russian) Muslimah Naida Asiyalova’s marriage had gotten to. Her husband, Dmitry Sokolov, is believed to be the leader of a group of anti-government jihadis. Sokolov […]

Your Daily Muslim: Lassana Diarra

Your Daily Muslim: Lassana Diarra

Professional soccer player Lassana Diarrhea, commonly known as “Lass,” has been kicked around between teams more than the average soccer ball. He claims he perpetually feels underappreciated, but perhaps it’s because his bizarre Islamic practices cause his teammates to avoid him. Or perhaps it’s because he overrates his own abilities. Either way, let’s take a […]

Your Daily Muslim: Madina Aliyeva

Your Daily Muslim: Madina Aliyeva

Dagestan, a region of southern Russia located next to Chechnya, is a hotbed of Islamic violence. Numerous jihadi groups prowl the hills and rural areas, and Islamic fundamentalism is creeping into the cities as well. Madina Aliyeva married her first husband in 2009. He, like many other men from Dagestan, grew more militant over time, […]