An African Imam Breaks Ground In Mecca

22 04 2009

 

 

 

 

 

African Imam

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

By ROBERT F. WORTH
Published: April 10, 2009

TWO years ago, Sheik Adil Kalbani dreamed that he had become an imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam’s holiest city.

Waking up, he dismissed the dream as a temptation to vanity. Although he is known for his fine voice, Sheik Adil is black, and the son of a poor immigrant from the Persian Gulf. Leading prayers at the Grand Mosque is an extraordinary honor, usually reserved for pure-blooded Arabs from the Saudi heartland.

Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/world/middleeast/11saudi.html?_r=1





ABC Primetime’s “What Would You Do?” Segment Features A Muslim

2 03 2008

The ABC network here in the US has been featuring a limited primetime series titled: “What Would You Do?”  The basis of the show is to test how people will react in various situations. They set up hidden cameras, hire actors/actresses ,and work with businesses, etc to stage various scenerios to test how the regular people around will react. Will they step in? Will they walk away? Or will they participate?

Recently, they set up a scenerio in a roadside bakery in Waco, TX.  The scene was a Muslim woman (in a headscarf) trying to order something and the man behind the counter refusing her service because she is a Muslim. The clerk uses very harsh language and makes prejudice comments to her. So, how do the people around react?

Click here to find out:

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Primetime/WhatWouldYouDo/

Scroll down and click- WATCH:”Encountering Prejudice”

or watch here:





Islamophobia Test- Will People React To Woman Being Abused While Wearing Hijab??

28 09 2007