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Posts Tagged: Islam

Fiction Becomes Islamic Punk Reality

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When Michael Muhammad Knight wrote his novel The Taqwacores, about Muslims playing punk music, he didn’t know his fictional story would end up throwing down roots in the real world.

But young Muslims read the book and saw themselves:

“I had a lot of guilt growing up about not doing the right thing or not being a good Muslim or a good Pakistani kid,” Khan says.

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What Buildings Would You Ban?

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“Fear, on one side, of watching Europe turn into “Eurabia“  —even if the demographics don’t justify such worries—and, on the other, of seeing centuries’ worth of social liberalization—including women’s suffrage and gay rights—fall apart in the face of religious conservatism, has led to the illegalization of an architectural form.

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