Movie: "The Infidel": “The Infidel” finds a happy place

Some thought that David Baddiel and Omid Djilali’s new film The Infidel, opening today in the UK, would offend with its premise that a Muslim finds out he was born Jewish. But so far, Muslims love it – and you will too. [Read more…]

Event: "The big read": A record-breaking charity

One Muslim-run charity has found a unique way to bring attention to causes that affect children from all backgrounds. The IF Charity’s Big Read will attempt to break the world record for adults reading to children this Thursday in London. [Read more…]

Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2009

The year 2009 has brought with it stories from the Muslim world both good and bad.. though this year, things seemed particularly bleak. But being the optimistic types, we now present you with the good ones once again. [Read more…]

Brass Crescent Awards: Win tickets to see “Journey to Mecca” in London

Voting for the Brass Crescent Awards has begun and for our British participants, we’re offering five pairs of tickets to see a special IMAX screening of “Journey to Mecca,” a documentary that tells the story of Ibn Battuta and the hajj [Read more…]

UC Berkeley seminar: Politics and new media in the Muslim world

Our own Wajahat Ali moderated a panel discussion on “Politics and New Media in the Muslim World” on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the University of California, Berkeley and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Center for Southeast Asia Studies. [Read more…]

Hizb-ut-Tahrir and the media: Gotcha Islamism

As a recent incident on Britain’s Islam Channel shows, the often subversive use of the media by the global pan-Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir speaks to the difficulties the group has with its image and worldview. [Read more…]