alt.muslim review
alt.muslim review

For nearly four years, has provided a comprehensive (and irreverent) look at issues roughout the Islamic world. Now you can hear commentary straight from the writers (along with special guests) in alt.muslim review, a regular downloadable audio podcast. Each show will review the most interesting recent cultural, political, and religious events in a balanced (and humourous) way. It is a Muslim daily show for your iPod. (Well, almost.)

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September 2010

We talk about the drama around the recent attempts in Florida to burn the Qur'an, and defend free speech in the process. We also talk with bestselling author and international security analyst Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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June 2010

We're baaaaack! We speak about the ongoing controversy over Park51 and what means for the future of lower Manhattan. Also, a discussion with Farhad Chowdhury of the m100 Foundation, which seeks to change the way Muslims pay zakat.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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June 2010

Muslim writers everywhere! We speak about the new wave of Western Muslim literature and interview two authors with recently released books. Our own Irfan Yusuf talks about his memoir, Once Were Radicals, and Reza Aslan tells us more about his second book, How to Win a Cosmic War.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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March 2009

Oh, Bama! What does the election of Barack Obama mean for American Muslims, who were both courted and shunned during a long campaign? We speak with American Muslim Democratic activists who were gathered in Washington for the historic inauguration.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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October 2008

Free speech - is it something Muslims can live with? In this episode, we talk about how Muslims cope with (and benefit from) free speech in Western societies. Also, an extended interview with Jewel of Medina author Sherry Jones discussing her controversial book.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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July 2008

The Muslim media has an opportunity to restore balance to the Muslim media image - if it can get on its feet. In this episode, we explore the state of the Muslim media. Also, an interview with the creator of "Muslim Cafe", Naveed Akhtar.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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May 2008

Where in the world is altmuslim? This month, we report on the halal industry from the World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and from Milan, Italy where we talk to Italian Muslims about their struggles.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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March 2008

This month, we have a special report from the US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar. Also, an interview with Dalia Mogahed, co-author of the forthcoming book "What Muslims Really Think".

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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January 2008

If you haven't noticed, the US presidential race is in full swing, and we discuss Muslim involvement in the campaigns and our attempts at a block vote. Also, a perspective from recently elected San Carlos city council member Omar Ahmad.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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December 2007

We're back with a conversation with Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Corps about the challenges Muslims will be facing in the coming year. Also, a recap of what we were up to in 2007, and a promise for 2008.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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