Since Sept 11, 2001, Muslims have found it harder than ever to make sense of the flood of information coming from all directions. In a critical time like this we tend to lean towards extremes, either rejecting all mainstream media as false, or naively having faith in all that the networks say. Here are a few suggestions to help you make sense of the news and media.
Behind every front page news story and sound byte is the person who is the focus of the drama, the newsmaker. These are the people whose stories, achievements, failures and successes fascinate and enthrall audiences.
This is a review, from a Muslim perspective, of the year 2000 in movies. If focuses on films that have either Muslim themes or major Muslim characters in them, particularly if they were protrayed in a positive manner.
Your Islamic center can adopt, rewrite and issue the following statement to your local media. Please replace "Muslims of America" with the Muslim community of your city. Type this or your modified version on your Masjid or Islamic center's letterhead.
In the face of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, Muslims need to be informed, aware and pro-active when dealing with the American media, which, in the past, has linked all Muslims to terrorism when similar incidents have taken place.
The overall pattern of research findings indicates a positive association between television violence and aggressive behavior.Several variables in the relationship between television violence and aggression related to characteristics of the viewers and to the portrayal of violence are identified, and concerns regarding the effects of television violence are summarized.
Sound Vision aims to produce content that helps build bridges of understanding among Muslims and their neighbors, with emphasis on youth.
Sound Vision would like to see Muslims achieve their full potential as dynamic and creative individuals, who are comfortable with themselves and their environment.
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Radio Islam is America's only live daily Muslim radio talk show that provides a two-way conversation on the air with Muslims and their neighbors in the Chicagoland area.
MuslimFest is an award-winning annual festival celebrating the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment, attended by 25,000 visitors in Toronto, Canada, every year.
Adam's World is a series of videos featuring two Muslim puppets, Adam and his sister Aneesah. Adam's World has been a source of creative Islamic education for thousands of young Muslims growing up in North America and Europe.
One America Coalition, includes groups like the ACLU, Daily Kos, J Street, Voto Latino, Color of Change, Sound Vision, Charter for Compassion, the Interfaith Center of New York, among 50 other civil liberties and interfaith organizations.