July 31, 2011

Check it out: 30 Mosques 30 States !!

30 Mosques / 30 days - Kickstarter from Aman & Bassam on Vimeo.

This video explains it all, it follows two very enthusiastic Muslims traveling by car around the USA during Ramadan. They did it for the first time last year and are going to continue this year. They were able to meet so many people and experience such an amazing adventure....

"Last year we came up with an impulsive and half-baked idea that changed our lives forever. During Ramadan 2010, Islam’s holy month of fasting and reflection, we hopped in a car and drove across America and broke our fast at a different mosque in a different state each night. We prayed in the infamous “Ground Zero Mosque,” got pulled over by a cop in Mississipi and stumbled upon one of the first mosques ever built in the United States when our car broke down. Our journey explored what it means to be Muslim in America today and served as a powerful counter-narrative to the media’s image of a monolithic Islam. This year marks 10-years since 9/11 and unfortunately Muslims are still being tokenized and marginalized for what role they play in this country. It’s reasons like this among a myriad of others as to why this project is one of the only true and authentic portrayals of Muslims in this country." Click to read more