I am grateful to have spoken to Dr. Yasir Qadhi on the podcast. With the mainstream incessant publicizing of extremist groups, Dr. Qadhi takes time to discuss “Islamic” radical groups, such as ISIS. Recent tragedies of beheadings or murdering of innocent school children, leave many questioning the true nature of Islam. Dr. Qadhi enlightens listeners to what may be the motivation behind these atrocious groups. It is crucially important to hear a voice like Dr. Qadhi’s on this topic.
About Dr. Qadhi
Dr. Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University. Currently he is teaching at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.
Follow him on Twitter @YasirQadhi
Topics Mentioned in this Episode Include:
- Dr. Yasir Qadhi’s Youtube Channel
- The motivation behind groups like ISIS
- Dr. Qadhi’s Facebook Page
- What is a “coconut”?
- The Sydney Seige
- Mr. ‘Shami Witness’ aka Mehdi Biswas (the “brains” behind ISIS Twitter account @shamiwitness)
- Nathan Lean, author of “Islamophobia Industry” (EP 24)