Pakistani Cargo Truck Art….in Kansas City?!?

Asheer Akram, an artist and sculptor of Pakistani descent, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1984. He and a group of artists and artisans from Kansas City, Missouri have started the “Pakistani Cargo Truck Initiative” – which is formatted around the visual aesthetic of the cargo trucks of Pakistan and the ideas that surround their intended purposes. “We are building a cargo truck in the traditional Pakistani-style with a Midwest twist and a new function.” Says Akram. “For this… Read more

FBI Love (Sung to Tune of Drake’s “Crew Love”)

FBI Love (Sung to the tune of Drake’s “Crew Love”) [Verse 1] Get your nose out of our masjid board What you bothering us for? There’s a room full of Pakis What you following me for? This aint no damn terror plot So what you trying to entrap us for? Cause you think we gonna blow like a C4? Nah, sorry we cant afford to blow like a C4 Undercover agents keep the case going with their Fake ID’s -… Read more

Minar-E-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan)

Minar-e-Pakistan is a tall monumental tower in Iqbal Park, Lahore which was built in 1968 in commemoration of the Lahore Resolution of 1940. The minar (tower) reflects a blend of Mughal and modern Architecture, and is constructed on the site where on March 23, 1940, seven years before the formation of Pakistan, the Muslim League passed the “Pakistan Resolution”, demanding the creation of Pakistan. Here is a slideshow of some picture of the Minar-E-Pakistan and Iqbal Park from my recent… Read more

Interview about Muslim Media on the “What’s Up Wit’ That Show?”

Here is an interview I did about Muslim Media on the “What’s Up Wit’ That Show?” in Mountain View, CA: Read more

Foodistan (Lahore, Pakistan)

Recently, I came back from a month long trip to Lahore – the culinary capital of Pakistan. Lahore, has a wide variety of cuisine, from fancy upscale Italian restaurants to the simple Pakistani village food and everything in between. A few tips for those of you who may be traveling to Pakistan soon: 1. Get Your Shots – Before you Travel (Currently Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and Malaria are the main diseases in Pakistan) 2. Don’t Drink The Water -… Read more

Review of 2012 Golden Globe Winner (and Emmy) for TV Drama: “Homeland”

Recently, I watched the whole first season of the Golden Globe Winning TV series Drama, “Homeland” and was both impressed and also disappointed. The cable series which originally premiered in October 2011 on the Showtime channel is based on an Israeli TV series called “Prisoners of War,” But “Homeland” is about an American Marine Nicholas Brody (played by British Actor Damian Lewis from “Band of Brothers”) who is captured in Iraq and his held captive for 8 years, only to… Read more

OUTSOURCED vs. LOWES

Originally Posted on ILLUME magazine. Everyone has been talking about the controversy surrounding Lowe’s Hardware stores pulling their advertising from TLC’s “All American Muslim” reality TV show, because of the email campaign from Conservative Christian “Florida Family Association.” But besides the few email complaints to Lowe’s or signing of petitions online, there hasn’t been much creative response from the Muslim-American community. That’s when the comedic duo, Rizwan Manji and Parvesh Cheena (of “Outsourced”), along with writer/director Gregoy Bonsignore decided to… Read more

Zaki Hasan: The Grandmaster of Geekdom

Originally Posted on ILLUME Magazine. Zaki Hasan has been a geek all his life, though he’s never felt comfortable admitting it until now. From a childhood steeped in Superman comics and STAR TREK reruns to his current role as a professor of communication & media studies, Zaki has spent much of the last two decades analyzing and evaluating the role of popular culture in shaping and defining our cultural, societal, and spiritual discourse. It’s this realm of ideas that’s central… Read more

How to Prepare Your “Stealth Halal” Turkey (Recipe Included)

Originally Posted on ILLUME: http://www.illumemagazine.com/zine/articleDetail.php?Terrorists-Enlist-Turkeys-for-Jihad-Pam-Gellar-13862 Recently, bikini-blogger and Islamophobe extraordinaire, Pamela Gellar issued a warning that the Butterball Company is supporting international terrorism by providing “Stealth Halal” Turkeys to American families. Gellar states on her website: Across this great country, on Thanksgiving tables nationwide, infidel Americans are unwittingly going to be serving halal turkeys to their families this Thursday. Turkeys that are halal certified — who wants that, especially on a day on which we are giving thanks to G-d… Read more

Al Mihrab Nominated for a Brass Crescent Award – Please Vote for My Blog!

My blog post entitled “The Agha, The Architect and the Mosque” was recently nominated for a Brass Crescent Award for “Best Post or Series.” Please vote for my blog here: http://brasscrescent.org/ Thanks Irfan Read more




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