News: America is Islamophobic? WHHHHAATTTT …NO WAY

Seems like the news is being overwhelmed with Islam in America. Here are few links:

Public Remains Conflicted Over Islam – Pew Research Center

Muslim cab driver slashed by upstate New York man because of his religion, police say

Muslim Americans Are Also Dying for America – The Daily Beast

So disturbing: Rent-This-Missile Ad Agency Donates Two ‘Missiles’ To Protest Against Manhattan Mosque http://tpm.ly/9xfwuw

Jon Stewart’s brilliance continues to shine. On the so-called “Ground Zero” Mosque: http://bit.ly/a7rj5i

The Parent Company Trap – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 08/23/2010 – Video Clip | Comedy Central

The Onion:Man Already Knows Everything He Needs To Know About Muslims

Second anti-Muslim Hate Crime in 24 Hours | loonwatch.com

Burn a Qur’an Day Fails Miserably – Maniac Muslim

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Afro-Arab singer Malika Zarra & Takin’ It to the Streets event

Moroccan jazz artist Malika Zarra talks about the hardships faced by North Africans in Europe.

Source

She’ll be at the Takin’ It to the Streets event along with others like Mos Def.

InfoWhat: Takin’ It to the Streets: Urban International Festival
When: June 19th, 2010
Time: 9am-9pm
Location: 6734 S. Kedzie Ave. in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois Click here to see the map
Price: FREE*

*donations encouraged

20,000 people. 200 vendors.

100 artists. 4 stages.

1 day.

Takin’ It to the Streets is a Muslim-led festival where artistic expression, spirituality and urban creativity inspire social change.

Takin’ It to the Streets bridges today’s cultural divides by connecting diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities through a dynamic festival. The festival will enrich cross-cultural community building not only in Chicago, but around the world.

Featured Artists:

  • Mos Def – Grammy Winner
  • Brother Ali – Minnesota, USA
  • Tinarwein – Mali
  • Chabab al Andalous – Morocco
  • And many more!

Four Stages:

  • Unity Stage: Reflects this unifying principle and showcases the diverse musical talents of contemporary artists
  • Hip Hop Pavilion: Bringing together the elements of MCing, DJing, Breakin’, and graff art, with skateboarding and workshops
  • World Music Stage: Blending global expression of traditional art forms through international artists
  • Streets Stage: The festival’s signature stage bringing together dynamic performers and inspiring speakers

Activities:

  • Faith & Justice: Speakers, panel discussion, and dialogue on a variety of issues relating to spirituality & social change
  • International Bazaar: Cultural artifacts, multi-ethnic cuisine, community organizations and more!
  • Health & Wellness Fair: Free health screenings, information on healthy living and refreshments 
  • Sports Arena: 3-on-3 Basketball tournament open to all
  • Family Zone: Rides, interactive games, children’s activities, and family-friendly performances
  • Prayer Center: A quite space open all day for meditation, reflection and prayer

Additional Streets 2010 Events

Since its inception in 1997 as a single-day event, Takin’ It to the Streets has steadily grown in attendance and impact, and in 2010 it is preceded by a full week of events that embrace a new Muslim cultural renaissance.

Salaam Film Festival June 13-15: University of Chicago

A three-day festival highlighting the power of film as a tool for peace and social change. The festival will also screen films from the One Chicago, One Nation online film contest. Click here for more info

Melodies from Morocco June 16: Old Town School of Folk Music

The festival continues with a performance by the renowned Orchestre Chabab Al Andalous from Morocco Click here for more info

Dandana: A Celebration of Muslim Voices June 17: Millennium Park

World Music artists Tinariwen, from Mali, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, from Turkey, will perform at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Click here for more info

About the Producer

Takin’ it to the Streets is produced by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), a globally recognized leader that aims to change, serve and inspire by working on social justice issues, delivering a wide range of direct services, and cultivating the arts in urban communities.

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Learn more about IMAN: www.imancentral.org

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http://streets2010.com/

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 http://www.mpac.org

Towers & Muslims in a Korean Drama and Huffington Post

After a hiatus posting again…

The Korean Drama: You're Beautiful

The Korean Drama sensation “You’re Beautiful” has caught the imagination of millions on TV and via the internet. Within days people all over the world submitted subtitles [including English and Arabic] within hours of the videos being posted on the internet.

The first episode is especially hilarious and has the main character, a soon-to-be-nun, hiding amongst Muslim women in the airport. This may very well be the first time Muslim hijabi women road the k-wave.

You can see the drama for yourself in a plethora of different languages on viikii a great community of volunteers making the world’s media and shows accessible for all.

Also Sadia Ahsanuddin a recent Harvard graduate and New York Times scholar has recently published an article on foreign policy being more globally responsible. Check it out, Traditional Rebel mashAllah.

Additionally, Dubai officially opened the tallest tower in the world. You can read and see the celebration more about it here.

Muslims on Screen and Television(MOST)–bout time

Muslims on Screen and Television(MOST) is a non-profit, cross-cultural resource center that provides complimentary research, information and expert consultations, to TV and film writers and producers on any of their characters or storylines regarding Muslims, Islam or the Middle East.

MOST

MOST

A partnership between the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute, Unity Productions Foundation, The Muslim West Facts Project, the Alliance of Civilizations Media Fund and One Nation For All, MOST meets the critical need for increased understanding and accurate representation, during this time of great tension and mutual suspicion between the US and Muslim World.

‘Bout time

and this is why

MOST website

Wajahat Ali’s The Domestic Crusaders, first major Pakistani Muslim American play

I have heard great things about this play, The Domestic Crusaders, that debuted in the San Fransisco Bay Area. It’s two-act play about a Pakistani Muslim American family. [Think a Pakistani Muslim Raisin in the Sun]. Facebook group here.

Please join “FODC” for social networking/fundraiser events in the DC area with Wajahat Ali – author of the first major Muslim-American play “The Domestic Crusaders” . He will be in the DC area on March 27, 28 and 29.

The play is opening in September at the acclaimed Off-Broadway Theater, The Nuyorican Cafe in New York City.

Emma Thompson, Academy Award winning actress and screenwriter is supporting the play and said, “The Domestic Crusaders is exactly the sort of theater we need today. The gulf that separates cultures must be bridged and Art is one of our best hopes. I’ll be supporting this all the way – please join me and Wajahat in building this bridge! … I’ll pledge too.”— Emma Thompson

DC Area event listing:

March 27 – 9:00 pm onwards – Chi-Cha Lounge, 1624 U St NW # 100, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-8400. To learn more http://bit.ly/dcindc-chicha-mar27

March 28 – 6:30-10:30 pm (dinner) – Shamshiry, 8607 Westwood Center Drive, Tyson’s Corner, VA (www.shamshiry.com and 703-448-8883). To learn more http://bit.ly/dcindc-va-sh-mar28

March 29 – 5-7 pm – Busboys and Poets (14th and V), 2021 14th St, NW Washington, DC (www.busboysandpoets.com and 202-387-7638). To learn more http://bit.ly/dcindc-bb-mar29

Domestic Crusaders

Domestic Crusaders

If you can attend the DC events – please RSVP to dcindc2009@gmail.com with ‘Chi Cha’, ‘Shamshiry’, ‘Busboys’ in the subject line to indicate which event you will attend and include your name, email and tel #.

If you can’t attend the DC events, but would like to know more or to meet Wajahat, please email dcindc2009@gmail.com.

Please donate at the events or online at http://www.domesticcrusaders.com to support this fundraising effort! All donations are tax deductible and made to the Before Columbus Foundation (Tax ID: 94-2534340).

Thanks –
Friends of Domestic Crusaders

More about Wajahat…..
Is an Associate Editor of Altmuslim.com, an online magazine; and a contributing editor to Illume Magazine. He was instrumental in the “Call for Swift Action Against Domestic Violence” in February 2009. He is also a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Counterpunch and Chowk. His first movie, “Ms. Judgments,” was a finalist for the prestigious LinkTV Muslim American Film Contest. His first short story, “Ramadan Blues,” was published in January 2009 in the anthology “Pow Wow” published by Perseus/De Capo Press . Also, his blog, “Goatmilk: An Intellectual Playground”  is ranked in the top 7% of all political blogs and recently rated “Great” by blogged.com.

Hijabi Norhan Basuni on the Tyra Banks Show

Norhan Basuni, a hijabi, inshAllah will be on the Tyra Banks Show on March 23, 2009 this Monday at 5:00pm. It varies on different stations. The Show is about Racial Perception. Not only is she speaking about being a Muslim, she is speaking about being an minority as well.

You can watch the promo here.

I don’t watch TV, nor do I own one– so if someone could update me on this, that would be great.

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