This New York Magazine feature about the Big Brother-esque eye on the NYC Muslim community…
TR: What role would you like the U.S. to play? NS: I don’t expect the…
by Latoya Peterson
“In this so called war of civilizations, we are putting the middle finger in both directions. Fuck you and fuck you.”
“We’re not freaking street preachers and we’re not slam dancing for Allah.”
At this year’s South by Southwest, I only had time to catch two movies.
The doc begins with a definition: “Taqwá is the Islamic concept of “God-consciousness” or higher consciousness.”
The “core” comes from from punk. Read the Post Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam
by Guest Contributor Jesse Singal, originally published at Pushback.org
Over the weekend a disturbing story ran in the Dayton Daily News:
Baboucarr Njie was preparing for his prayer session Friday night, Sept. 26, when he heard children in the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton coughing. Soon, Njie himself was overcome with fits of coughing and, like the rest of those in the building, headed for the doors.
“I would stay outside for a minute, then go back in, there were a lot of kids,” Njie said. “My throat is still itchy, I need to get some milk.”
Njie was one of several affected when a suspected chemical irritant was sprayed into the mosque at 26 Josie St., bringing Dayton police, fire and hazardous material personnel to the building at 9:48 p.m.
Someone “sprayed an irritant into the mosque,” Dayton fire District Chief Vince Wiley said, noting that fire investigators believe it was a hand-held spray can.
According to fire dispatch communications, a child reported seeing two men with a white can spraying something into a window. That child was brought to the supervising firefighter at the scene.
There’s one word that’s conspicuously absent from this account: “terrorist.” If spraying a chemical irritant into a room full of civilians isn’t a terrorist act, then what is? Read the Post Only Muslims Can Be “Terrorists”