Iranian Hip-Hopper YAS Breaks Barriers

July 21, 2009 7:30 pm0 comments

By Farrah Hamid July 21st, 2009 To many in Iran looking for hope at a difficult and tumultuous time, hip-hopper YAS has been one of the most distinct voices of leadership and inspiration for the country’s youth. On the global music stage, YAS is becoming a force to be reckoned […]

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Film Review: Hamza Perez is the “New Muslim Cool”

July 16, 2009 10:17 pm0 comments

Posted by Liali Albana July 16, 2009 Spiritual re-invention through conversion to Islam is the true essence of the Muslim religion. The very first Muslims, including the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), all declared shahada and converted to Islam. The hero of the celebrated new film New […]

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Egypt: The “It” Player in World Cinema

July 7, 2009 6:54 pm0 comments

By Liali Albana July 6th, 2009 From New Muslim Cool to The Stoning of Soraya M., it looks like nuanced portrayals of the Islamic world beyond the days of Die Hard are all the rage in American film today. But although these expressions of cinema are making waves in the […]

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