Mosque Pit: Muslim punks rock out

jf09-toc-cover-250x330In the new issue Mother Jones, there’s a short piece I wrote about Taqwacore, a kind of movement among young Muslim-Americans to create their own cultural space. It’s a great story, though somewhat truncated. I’ll put more up about it later, but for now you can pick up the February Mother Jones and check the media section. There should also be a film version of Mike Knight’s The Taqwacores coming out soon, as well as a documentary, and more books by Knight, like Osama Van Halen. Meanwhile, here’s a video by Al Thawra, one of the groups in the story.

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