Podcasts: altmuslim review 034

We talk about the drama around the recent attempts in Florida to burn the Qur’an, and defend free speech in the process. We also talk with bestselling author and international security analyst Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed. [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…]

Podcasts: altmuslim review 032

Muslim writers everywhere! We speak about the new wave of Western Muslim literature and interview two authors with recently released books. Our own Irfan Yusuf talks about his memoir, Once Were Radicals and Reza Aslan tells us more about his second book, How to Win a Cosmic War [Read more…]

Podcasts: altmuslim review 031

Oh, Bama! What does the election of Barack Obama mean for American Muslims, who were both courted and shunned during a long campaign? We speak with American Muslim Democratic activists who were gathered in Washington for the historic inauguration. [Read more…]

Podcasts: altmuslim review 030

Free speech – is it something Muslims can live with? In this episode, we talk about how Muslims cope with (and benefit from) free speech in Western societies. Also, an extended interview with Jewel of Medina author Sherry Jones discussing her controversial book. [Read more…]

Podcasts: altmuslim review 029

A vibrant Muslim media could have an opportunity to restore balance to the Muslim public image – if it can get on its feet. In this episode, we explore the state of the Muslim media. Also, an interview with the creator of “Muslim Cafe”, Navid Akhtar. [Read more…]