Aziz Ansari to host MTV movie awards?

“Insiders tell Show Tracker exclusively that the comedian and “Parks and Recreation” star is in final negotiations to host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, slated to air live June 6 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.”

Comedian by trade, Aziz Ansari is certainty going to new heights and is currently on a tour around the USA.



Abercrombie & Fitch AGAIN

I found ANOTHER incident concerning Abercrombie & Fitch–Again–for intolerance against a hijabi employee. Man, has it been like two times now? This is ridiculous!

A Muslim college student who worked at a Hollister clothing store at the Hillsdale mall in San Mateo told KTVU Wednesday that she was fired because she wore a traditional head scarf or hijab.

Hani Khan said the store’s human resources department told her she did not fit the company’s “look policy.”

“The lady told me that my hijab was not in compliance with the ‘look policy’ and that they don’t wear any scarves or hats while working,” said Khan. “I told her it was for religious reasons and again she stated it was against their ‘look’ policy.'”


Ali Farokhmanesh: America’s most popular name

Ali after shooting and winningWith news articles like “Iranian-American Ali Farokhmanesh lights up NCAA Tournament” popping up all over the internet and twitter feeds going crazy, it was hard not to take notice yesterday.

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The mightiest has fallen in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Overall No. 1 seed Kansas was eliminated Saturday by No. 9 seed Northern Iowa in a 67-65 thriller.

Ali Farokhmanesh hit a key 3-point shot and two foul shots in the final seconds as Northern Iowa, representing the Missouri Valley Conference, sealed the deal against the Jayhawks.

Farokmanesh also hit the 3-point buzzer-beating basket that allowed Northern Iowa to win its first-round game over UNLV.

The win over Kansas was the biggest of three more upsets Saturday in a tournament that has already seen many of them.

Earlier, the Saint Mary’s Gaels, a No. 10 seed, wiped out Big East power Villanova, 75-68. And No. 11 seed Washington dropped No. 3 seed New Mexico, 82-64.

The other No. 1 seed in action Saturday, Kentucky, waltzed past No. 9 seed Wake Forest, 90-60. And No. 2 seed Kansas State outlasted Brigham Young, 84-72.

But surprises are the story of the tournament so far. In fact, another potential upset fizzled in the final seconds Saturday as No. 13 seed Murray State lost to No. 5 seed Butler, 54-52.

Butler reached the Sweet Sixteen for the third time in eight years — and the Bulldogs would love to continue on to the Final Four in their hometown of Indianapolis.

In other action Saturday, No. 6 seed Tennessee ended Ohio University’s Cinderella dreams and No. 3 seed Baylor overcame No. 11 seed Old Dominion, 76-68.


TR is One Year Old!

One year old

Happy Birthday

over 6,000 views

and featured twice on’s “Growing Blogs”

We also now have a facebook page

Thank You!

Below are the Most Rebellious [not really–just popular] posts of the past year:

Johnny Depp converts to Islam
Iranian B-boys[?] Movie
Behind the Music… There were Muslims (
New Architecture for Mecca عرض خاص من شر
Faran Tahir, a Pakistani-American Actor,
Korea Aims to Attract Muslim Tourists
Hijabi Norhan Basuni on the Tyra Banks S
Syurga Cinta (Heavenly Love) Malay movie
hoodlums and rebels at the MSA EZ confer

Istanbul’s first female mosque designer

Istanbul’s first female mosque designer, Zeynep Fadillioglu. Zeynep Fadillioglu is one of Turkey’s best known designers and architects. She has designed the interiors of countless homes and hotels around the globe but her most important assignment was at home in Istanbul where she became the first woman in the Islamic world to design a mosque. Her goal was to create a modern look that would combine with Islamic culture — and she succeeded. Although her design has been criticized as a high society mosque by some traditionalists, it has been accepted by the wider public.


Islam in Korea

There seemed to be a lot of interest in the story I posted about halal Korean food. I also found this informative video clip about Islam in Korea.

Korean Muslim soldiers pray at a mosque in Hannam-dong, Seoul/Yonhap

I also found an article on Korean Muslims:

What is it like to be a Korean Muslim in Korea? “Not easy would be an understatement,” was the response of Hasna Bae, a 23-year-old student.

Bae is one of 35,000 Korean Muslims in the country, and one of 1.6 billion in the world. Although the religion is very big worldwide, there are few Muslims in Korea. There are migrant Muslim workers, but the total number barely reaches 200,000.

Being a minority religion in Korea, Muslims say their different lifestyle makes them stand out more than others in society.

Yu Hyun-il, 22, serves as president of the Islamic students’ association of the Hankook University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul. He said he found the Muslim eating requirements the most difficult thing for him…

Edina Lekovic

Muslim Public Affairs Council Communications Director Edina Lekovic argues against Clifford May of Foundation for Defense of Democracies about racial profiling after the December 25th terrorist plot in US Airways flight to Detroit. December 28, 2009 – CNN. More info about MPAC or Edina at