Selected Resources for Mooz-Lum
"Film 'Mooz-lum' Confronts Public Perceptions Of Islam" - National Public Radio, September 20, 2010. The movie Mooz-lum is filmmaker Qasim Basir's effort to bring images of Muslims to the screen that are both nuanced and universally identifiable images that he says are lacking in today's entertainment climate. Host Michel Martin discusses the film, and the larger issue of media perception of Muslims with the director and the co-star of the film, veteran actor Roger Guenveur Smith. http://www.npr.org/2010/09/20/129993971/film-mooz-lum-confronts-public-perceptions-of-islam. Accessed Nov 17, 2011.
"Mooz-lum": faith flourishing in freedom" - Contending Modernities, February 17, 2011. This film deserves a broad audience. In addition to being just simply a good film, with enough power to be emotionally both crushing and uplifting, it offers some much needed building blocks for American society today to develop mutual understanding across lines of faith. http://blogs.nd.edu/contendingmodernities/2011/02/17/mooz-lum-faith-flourishing-in-freedom/ Accessed Nov 17, 2011
The Impact of 9/11 on Muslim American Young People: Forming National & Religious Identity in the Age of Terrorism and Islamophobia, Muslim Public Affairs Council Special Report, June 2007. http://www.mpac.org/assets/docs/publications/MPAC-Special-Report---Muslim-Youth.pdf
Sample Assignment - Mooz-Lum
Short essay responding to one of the following prompts:
Islam and radicalization global conflict research project. Thesis : The upsurge in hate websites along with misperceptions published by unqualified authors has contributed to the radicalization of Muslim American youth.