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New America Now: Voices From The Muslim World

New America Now, Audio, Posted: Apr 16, 2010


This week on New America Now - Voices From the Muslim World: Stephen Franklin talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers in the Middle East, author Reza Aslan the "clash of civilizations" mentality in No god But God, Sumbul Ali-Karamali explains how Muslim women are participating in society and changing the world in The Muslim Next Door, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma on his award winning documentary Jihad for Love which shows the pressure of being a gay Muslim.

Sandip Roy talks to:

Stephen Franklin is the ethnic news director for the Community Media Workshop in Chicago. He's also a long time journalist who has spent a long time in the Middle East. He talks about the dangers faced by Arab bloggers.


In No god but God, author and professor Reza Aslan challenges the "clash of civilizations" mentality that has distorted our view of Islam and explains this critical faith in all its complexity, beauty, and compassion.


Sumbul Ali-Karamali is an American Muslim and a lawyer. She addresses the questions about being a Muslim woman in her new book The Muslim Next Door: the Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing


Parvez Sharma is a New York based Indian writer and filmmaker who is best known for his film on gay and lesbian Muslims in the Middle East, A Jihad for Love. He tells of his travels through transsexual bars and hidden lives as these people fear for their lives.


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