Sunday, September 27, 2009

Amreeka


A new movie coming out called, "Amreeka," and was recently reviewed, and strongly recommended by, Roger Ebert. Chronicles the story of a Palestinian woman and her son as they adapt to life in America...below is the opening paragraph from Ebert's review and the trailer as posted on YouTube. Enjoy!
Muna is a non-religious Palestinian, which makes her an outsider on both sides of the Israeli checkpoint she has to pass daily on the way to her job as a bank accountant. She dreams of emigrating to America with her teenage son, Fadi, so he can grow in a less sectarian society. When against all odds, she wins the U.S. lottery for green cards, they leave for a new life that is more, and less, than they expected.


Saturday, September 26, 2009

At Capitol, 3000 Muslims gather for Prayer, Solidarity

Interesting news story from the Washington Post...


Nearly 3,000 people gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol on Friday for a mass Muslim prayer service that was part religion and part pep rally...

Interestingly, rather than a protest, it was a gathering of Muslim Americans who were praying for America...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Qur'an by Hafiz Ilyas

A local shout out this time, Hafiz Ilyas of the Des Plaines Islamic Community Center. The video makes little sense but the recitation is wonderful.