The Greed for Ilm Podcast

Investigative Journalist and Author Daniel Estulin joins us this episode to talk about his latest book, “TransEvolution.” Humans are capable of doing things they never imagined would be possible 20 years ago, and the rapid growth of this trend is nowhere near its end. But do the benefits of these advancements come with a price?...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:23am EST

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer. He joins us this episode to talk about his book, “The Wandering Who, a Study of Jewish Identity Politics.” It can be purchased on Amazon Kindle or Paperback Gilad Atzmon can be reached via his website. Follow him on @GiladAtzmon. The Wandering Who? An investigation of Jewish identity...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Rashid Qasim, author of “The Wrong Kind of Muslim”, joins us this episode to talk about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and the persecution it faces. It can be purchased on Amazon Kindle or Paperback About Qasim Rashid Qasim Rashid, Esq. was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on July 21, 1982. He migrated with his family to the United States in 1987....

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Investigative Journalist Greg Palast, author of “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits”, joins us this episode to talk about his trip to Kazakhistan, voter theft in the US and ways to protect yourself from it! Palast has also authored “Armed Madhouse” and “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” and the highly acclaimed “Vultures’ Picnic”, named Book of...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:26am EST

Relief Volunteer Seif Sultan joins us this episode to talk about the Muzaffarnagar riots in India. Mainstream media refuses to discuss this terrible situation, or if they do, they only give a “one-sided” perspective. Sultan joins us to talk about how it all started, how we can help and more. Sultan has been working tirelessly...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:30am EST

Hesham Abdul Wahab joins us this episode to give insight of his musical career beginnings. He is a young, talented singer/songwriter of Indian decent but grew up in the Middle East. He performs in multiples languages such as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam and English. Since his introduction to Sami Yusuf’s Andante Records in 2011, he has...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:02am EST

Amara Majeed, Founder and Owner of The Hijab Project, joins us this episode to talk about her social experiment and more. As Amara mentions on her website: “Muslim women wear the hijab, or headscarf, in order to preserve their modesty. In Islam, women are portrayed as people who must be respected for who they are...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:19am EST

Journalist Noor Tagouri joins us this episode to talk about her background, aspirations and more. She is a journalist, poet, and motivational speaker. I initially came across Noor through a picture that went viral on Facebook. I was amazed, and delighted, to see a Muslimah hijabi as a news anchorwoman! Noor is extremely ambitious and...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:49am EST

Mustafa Akyol joins us this episode to talk about his recent book, “Islam without Extremes.” Akyol is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul, Turkey. I first became aware of him through his TedTalk. I was quite amazed and proud of him addressing the troublesome issues facing Islam. There is vast ignorance out...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Dr. Henry Giroux joins us this episode to talk about his recent book, “America’s Education Deficit and the War on Youth.” “Giroux received his Doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon in 1977. He then became professor of education at Boston University from 1977 to 1983. In 1983 he became professor of education and renowned scholar in residence at...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:13am EST

New York Times Reporter Thomas Fuller joins us this episode to talk about the Myanmar Muslim crisis and more. Thomas Fuller is the Southeast Asia Correspondent for The New York Times based in Bangkok. He began reporting from Asia in 1997 during the region’s financial crisis and has covered the American invasion of Iraq and the Arab Spring. He...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:18am EST

Imam Luqman Ahmad joins us this episode to talk about his recent book “The Devil’s Deception of the Modern Day Salafi Sect. He addresses all the misconceptions of the Salafi sect, its history and its impact on the Muslim Ummah. It can be purchased on Amazon Kindle orPaperback. About Imam Luqman Ahmad Born into the religion of...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:09am EST

Tom Robertson is an English singer who is signed to and managed by Andante Records. He has a new album coming out Jan 1, 2014 called “What You’ve Become,” which features Sami Yusuf. He joins us this episode to not only talk about his music, but where he finds his inspiration and gives us an...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:49am EST

This episode I am joined with my friend and Social Media Consultant Oscar Benjamin to discuss Dr. Larry Rosen’s book iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming it’s Hold On Us. Dr. Larry Rosen is Professor and past chair of the psychology department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a research psychologist...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:29am EST

Sean Stone joins us this episode to talk about his acceptance of Islam back in 2012 after traveling to Iran. He was interviewed by multiple news outlets such as the O’Reilly Factor, and Piers Morgan about his acceptance of Islam which he talks about in this episode. Sean began his career by acting in his father Oliver Stone’s Wall...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:08am EST

Film Writer and Director Nisha Pahuja joins us this episode to talk about her recent Canadian documentary film “The World Before Her.” The film was released in 2012. The film explores the complex and conflicting environment for young women in India by profiling two young women participating in two very different types of training camp...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:44am EST

Washington, DC-based freelance reporter Kelley Vlahos specializes in war policy, civil liberties, veterans and national politics. She joins us this episode to talk about her antiwar.com article on Bacha Bazi in Afghanistan. PBS Frontline did a full feature on “Bacha Bazi” which you can watch here. You can contact Kelley on Twitter @KelleyBVlahos or her website at KelleyVlahos.com In...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:31am EST

Dr. Nora Rowley joins us this episode to give us an update on anti-Muslim violence in Burma. Dr. Rowley, formerly a field medical doctor in Northern Arakan state, and currently a human right advocate for Burma, specializing in Rohingya. The Myanmar Muslims are under attack and Dr. Rowley sheds light on what’s going on there!...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:26am EST

Mike Prysner joins us to talk about his background, current projects and more! He is the co-founder of March Forward!, an organization of active-duty members of the US military and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict that encourages current active duty service personnel to resist deployment. You can read more about Mike here. You can...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 5:47am EST

Garin Etcheberry reached out to me and asked if he could come on the podcast to share his travel project. After reading what he is doing I said yes. He joins us this episode to share his vision of spreading peace through his extremely unique projects. One project called “Garin Talks” is an attempt to...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:34am EST

Shaykh Omar Suleiman shares an important message he delivered at the From Youth Conference in 2012. He is the kind-hearted, friendly giant from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born and raised in America, Shaykh Omar has a unique way of relating to a western audience though his character has gained the love of people of all ages and...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:25am EST

Jihan Kazerooni joins us to talk about the Bahrain protests. She started working with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and Nabeel Rajab in April 2011. Through her work with BCHR she was exposed to the case of the detained Medics who became torture victim. She played a pivotal role in helping to establish...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Nathan Lean is the editor-in-chief of Aslan Media and the author of three books, including the award-winning “The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims.” He joins us this episode to talk about the Islamophobia Industry and more. You can purchase his book via Amazon on paperback or kindle. You can reach Nathan...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:05am EST

Sunny Hundal is a British journalist, blogger and editor of the popular centre-left political blog Liberal Conspiracy. He regularly contributes to the BBC, Sky News, LBC radio and other broadcasters, on current affairs. He joins us this episodes to talk about his recent e-book, “India Dishonoured“. As a country, India has a disproportionate amount of...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:48am EST

Dr. Nora Rowley joins us this episode to talk about her research on the history of brutal targeted persecution of Rohingya. Dr. Rowley, formerly a field medical doctor in Northern Arakan state, and currently a human right advocate for Burma, specializing in Rohingya. In addition, in this episode you’ll find out about: China’s role in Burma....

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 5:34am EST

Amber Lyon joins us this episode to talk about her investigative trip to cover the protests in Bahrain. Amber is a three-time Emmy Award- winning author, journalist, filmmaker, and photographer obsessed with hackers, human and animal rights, and revolutions. She is also founder of the investigative news site Muckraker. She has been featured on the...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:41am EST

Does God exist? Is there proof that God exists? Nathan Schneider joins us this episode and talks about his book, “God in Proof.” He is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn. He writes articles for a variety of publications — from The New York Times and Harper’s and The Nation to his personal website...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:45am EST

This episode Lee Camp joins us. He is an American comedian, actor, writer and activist. He talks about his background, his Moment of Clarity podcast, and more. Lee provided a catharsis for millions of people when he went live on Fox News and called the network a “parade of propaganda and a festival of ignorance.” His...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 8:59am EST

Mr. Napoleon Gomez joins us today. He has served as president and general secretary of the National Mine, Metal, and Steel Workers Union of Mexico. Since his unanimous election in 2002, he has been reelected six times consecutively. He is an Oxford-educated economist and also a member of the international executive committee of IndustriALL Global...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EST

This episode I had a very unique and controversial guest. He is an openly Gay Muslim Imam. With same-sex marriage being a hot topic here in the US I was curious as to his background, where he studied Islam, how he thinks homosexuality is allowed in Islam and whether if he was willing to debate a...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 5:23am EST

What are Democratic NGOs? Dr. Julie Fisher joins us this episode to talk about her book “Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina”. Dr. Fisher makes a valid point that after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, “exporting democracy” has not been effective at all. Through her book she makes...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 5:14am EST

Human Activist Jamila Hanan talks about the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar. She is a web developer and human rights defender based in the UK who is working alongside other concerned individuals primarily through the use of the internet and social media. She helps shed light on the Burma genocide in Rohingya. Visit Jamila’s Blog and follow...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:33am EST

Sami Yusuf joins us this episode. He’s an internationally renowned British Muslim singer-songwriter, composer, producer and philanthropist. Even though he has sold well over 10 million records worldwide, he is extremely humble and down to earth. Sami is involved in humanitarian initiatives, supporting, among others, Islamic Relief and Save the Children. Visit Sami Yusuf’s website and follow him on Twitter @SamiYusuf...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 10:44am EST

This episode I speak with Maz Jobrani. Maz shares his road to comedy and acting, as well as some advice for aspiring comics. Maz Jobrani can be contacted via his website or Twitter @MazJobrani About Maz Maz Jobrani is a founding member of The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central in 2007. He has...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:00am EST

This episode I speak with Abby Martin. She is an investigative journalist, activist and host of “Breaking the Set” on RT (Russia Today). Abby is also Founder of Media Roots Radio, which is a citizen journalism project that reports the news from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum for conscious citizens, artists and activists...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 6:40am EST

This episode I speak with Kathryn Joyce who is an author and journalist based in New York City. Kathryn is a religion reporter, mainly focusing on women and reproductive issues within the US Evangelical Christian context. Kathryn talks about her recent book “The Child Catchers” and the dark side of the international adoption game. There are...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

Professor Scott Korb of New York University and author joins us to talk about his recent book, Light without Fire : The Making of America’s First Muslim College. He talks about Zaytuna College, which was founded by Hamza Yusuf, Zaid Shakir, and Hatem Bazian. Scott did a wonderful job mixing humor into his book. Whether...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

This episode I have the pleasure to talk with Hena Zuberi. She is the Editor in Chief of Muslimmatters.org and Staff Reporter at the Muslim Link newspaper. We talk about her recent MuslimMatters blog post titled: “Mama can I get Unlimited Internet on my iPad and other Internet Safety Issues” (which can be found here). With about 93% of kids online...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:43am EST

This episode I speak with Imam Luqman Ahmad who is currently the executive director and Imam for the Masjid Ibrahim Islamic Center in Sacramento, California. He discusses his recent blog post titled, “An American Imam weighs in on the Same Sex Marriage Debate“. Is there such a thing as a “Gay Muslim” or “Gay Imam”? What...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:06am EST

This episode I talk with a young ambitious man named Ali Mahmoud. He is the Founder and Ameer of the very first ACTIVE Muslim Fraternity ‘Alif Laam Meem’ based out of the University of Texas at Dallas. Within a few months of starting ALM Fraternity they have done some amazing things as well as encountered some...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

In Myanmar news I dive into the origins of anti-Muslim hatred in Myanmar (Burma). Can it really be that peaceful Buddhists are blood thirsty vigilantes  out to kill as many Muslims as they can? Or are they provocateurs? There is an angle that the mainstream media does NOT want you to know. But I discuss that...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:10am EST

With all the technology, social media and networking, how to be a parent in todays world can be (and is) challenging! How do we make sure our children are not swept awash with all this technology? How do we protect them from the evil side of technology? This episode I talk about the #1 tip we...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 2:12am EST

This episode I talk about the evil heartless treatment that the migrant workers face in Dubai. About 31% of the population in Saudi Arabia is made up of foreign nationals. There are 1.3 million Indians, 900,000 Pakistani, 500,000 Bangladeshi , 500,000 Filipino, 250,000 Indonesian, 350,000 Sri Lankan in Arabia. You would think if more than 30% of your...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:11am EST

CAFOs is the main topic of this episode. I talk about the sneaky and extreme ways fast food companies go to buy cheap beef from CAFOs. There has been reports of sick dogs being fed to cows which ends up in your BigMac. This episode is based on a great book I read by Eric...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

He ran on a platform of “change.” He promised the change that everyone wanted. Unfortunately, nothing has changed. Innocent people in Pakistan are being killed by US drone strikes and it seems as though the Pakistani government doesn’t mind. Innocent women, children,and elderly are being murdered by US drones in the name of “war.” If...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 3:40am EST

This is the very FIRST episode of the Greed for Ilm Podcast! I decided to start by talking about Valentines Day and how it isn’t that lovely of a day in other parts of the world. The truth behind how we get our roses, chocolates and diamonds can be disturbing. Of course, it’s only disturbing...

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Category:GFI Podcast -- posted at: 4:05am EST

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