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Hello, world!

Welcome to my corner of the web. My name is Aijaz and I'm the developer and designer behind the Qur'an Memorizer iOS app, and am currently working as a Mobile Lead at Gogo Business Aviation.

I'm also a community organizer and volunteer as head of security at my local mosque. In that capacity I also manage two additional blogs: MasjidDefense and The Reluctant Gun Owner.

Recent Posts

Goodbye, Twitter (Updated)

Wed 06 December 2017

After more than nine years on Twitter, I finally deactivated my account. I refuse to contribute to the success of any platform that promotes the hatred of the villainous Donald Trump. I hope Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey never has to face the persecution that the vile Trump is trying to inflict on people like me. However, if anyone deserves it for enabling hatred, it is him.

You can find me here, and on micro.blog.


Update 1/8/2018: After two weeks away from Twitter I came back when I learned that Twitter suspended the hateful account that was retweeted by Trump. There is a story about that here.

It was this action that prompted me to re-enable my account.

Those two weeks I wondered if I made the right decision. There are people I care about that I can only contact on Twitter. When I saw the news above, it was enough to change my mind. I would have been happier, of course, if they had removed Trump’s account.

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