30 Mosques in 30 Days project: “We’re not historians, but these stories are important”

Two young Muslim Americans decide to sample the diversity of the Muslim American community during Ramadan, and end up with a 30-state adventure that reveals more than they expected. [Read more…]

Podcasts: altmuslim review 033

We’re baaaaack! We speak about the ongoing controversy over Park51 and what means for the future of lower Manhattan. Also, a discussion with Farhad Chowdhury of the M100 Foundation, which seeks to change the way Muslims pay zakat [Read more…]

Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal: “We want to build Park51 so it has something for everyone”

In the wake of growing public debate, we ask Sharif El-Gamal, the CEO of Soho Properties and the developer of Park51, some hard questions about the plans to develop a Muslim-run community center in lower Manhattan. [Read more…]

Panel discussion: Our look at new media and the Muslim world

On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the UC Berkeley Centers of South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East along with Arab Cultural and Community Center, Naseeb.com, Center for Islamic Studies at GTU, and altmuslim.com will be sponsoring a forum on how Muslim youth use new media. Join us! [Read more…]

Muslim Americans: Confronting radicalization online

The best possible antidote to extremist thought online is to propagate a compelling Muslim American narrative that instills pride and purpose among susceptible minds, and then connect them to mainstream efforts to address U.S. policy in Muslim countries. [Read more…]

Biopics: The pitfalls of filming Muhammad

Unfortunately, the Matrix producer Barrie Osborne’s planned biopic on the life of the Prophet Muhammad won’t illuminate Islam in the same way ‘The Message’ did 33 years ago. Instead, there are plenty of other stories yet to be told on film. [Read more…]