Posted by Nabil Echchaibi on Tuesday, April 27, 2010,
The eighth most emailed
article on the New York Times yesterday was a column
by Ross Douthat in which he laments the "cowering" of American
institutions before (well you guessed it if you read Douthat before) the threat
of Islamic violence. Douthat believes the recent South Park death threat is
another example of how "Islam is just about the only place where we draw
any lines ...
Posted by Nabil Echchaibi on Friday, April 23, 2010,
find it hard to believe that anyone would be upset after the Pentagon
decided to rescind its invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham to
speak at an official prayer service. Apparently, and according to
yesterday's NYT's article, the Pentagon didn't even invite Graham for this service. A Colorado-based National
Day of Prayer Task Force, which is helping the Pentagon chaplain's
office with the prayer event, did. Two quick things to say about this:
Graham preached at a 2003 Pentagon Good Frid... Continue reading ...
Posted by Nabil Echchaibi on Tuesday, April 20, 2010,
Riz Khan at Al-Jazeera English has recently done a show on the challenges of portraying Islam by Muslims in big film projects. Khan spoke to Raja Sharif from Alnoor Holdings,
which is producing a $150 million film (by Hollywood) on the Prophet Muhammad, Kamran Pasha, the
author of Mother of the Believers about the life of Aisha, the prophet's wife, and Alt-Muslim's Editor-in-Chief, Shahed Amanullah. At the heart of this discussion was an interesting point about how Islam was revealed as art, ... Continue reading ...
I was born and raised in Morocco. My research focuses on the intersections between Islam, Arab popular culture and the media. I'm currently an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder.