Film-work · Interfaith

Alternatives of “The Innocence of Islamic Jihad”

Here we go again. The International Business Times reports: An anti-Muslim animated movie titled The Innocence of Islamic Jihad is set to be released on 4 July, US Independence Day. The film is being produced on the lines of earlier movies such as Innocence of Muslims and The Innocent Prophet, which created widespread unrest. The movie is directed by…… Continue reading Alternatives of “The Innocence of Islamic Jihad”

Outreach · Religion

My challenge to the media: Burn the Quran Day or One Film 9/11?

I pose a challenge to media outlets around the world: Will they continue to focus on sensational stories which only exacerbate tension and hatred between groups, or will they instead provide coverage to events and initiatives which work to build bridges across the divide? I use Pastor Terry Jones’ “Burn the Quran Day” and my…… Continue reading My challenge to the media: Burn the Quran Day or One Film 9/11?

Outreach

Building Bridges at the U.S. Embassy in London

If there is one person in the world today that could ease the conflict between America and the Muslim world, it is Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, the former high commissioner of Pakistan to the U.K. and current Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic studies at American University.  On November 28th, 2012, he was invited to screen his…… Continue reading Building Bridges at the U.S. Embassy in London

Personal

Personal: Back in Dublin though only for a shortwhile

As many of you may have read in a recent post, Journey into America and the One Film 9/11 interfaith initiative were both warmly received at the U.S. Embassy in London. People of all walks of life approached me after the screening/discussion and shared with me their thoughts as well as how inspired they were…… Continue reading Personal: Back in Dublin though only for a shortwhile

Work

Work: Two new publications in Egypt and Belgium

The latest article I wrote on America’s Founding Fathers, Islam and One Film 9/11 has been published worldwide.  The most recent publications have come in Bikya Masr in Egypt and Le Soir in Belgium. One of Egypt’s largest English media outlets, Bikya Masr is a multiple award-winning independent news website with staff based across the globe.…… Continue reading Work: Two new publications in Egypt and Belgium

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Work: Writing in Alhurra

Alhurra is a United States-based Arabic language outlet funded by the United States Congress which broadcasts news to the Middle East and North Africa.  Its stated mission is to provide ‘objective, accurate and relevant news and information’ to its audience while seeking to ‘support democratic values’ and ‘expand the spectrum of ideas, opinions, and perspectives’…… Continue reading Work: Writing in Alhurra

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New article in Huffington Post on Islam and American identity

Here is my latest article on what America’s Founding Fathers would say about Islam.  The article is driven by my new interfaith initiative One Film 9/11. You can read more about the initiative here and join us on Facebook.  Hope you enjoy the article and blog.