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Did the movie Moozlum change your opinion of Muslims, especially African American Muslims and was the movie necessary?

I saw the movie Moozlum, but the spelling of Muslim annoyed me. I guess it speaks to how the word is mispronounced. This was the first time I have seen anything about African American Muslims. Little Masjid series I found to mock Islam. I believe the gentlemen did a good job doing the movie and promoting it. But, I just wonder how people feel about Muslims now. I know this is one man's journey. At UC San Diego, the African American Muslims had a support system and they were very successful. They were active with us, but had a place for prayers and practiced openly.

Lastly, I wonder why Muslim actors were not used? There are many Muslims that are into the Arts. But, then again, Nia Long and Danny Glover are drawing cards.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (4)
  • Hadn't heard of it until now.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 3:43 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Never heard of the movie until now.

    Answer by asmcbride at 4:16 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I've never heard of it. I need to look it up.

    Answer by sarenaerin at 11:44 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • As a Muslim I have somewhat conflicting feelings about it. One one hand I don't think that the Movie gives a very good image to Muslim men at the beginning and never completely resolves this so the normal non-muslim viewer will probably walk away from it thinking this is common of Muslim men. It has many other issues that make me dislike it. However, I like that it shows some of the trials that Muslim-Americans have had to go through especially after 9/11. I think more movies need to be made showing the Muslim experience in America I just don't think this was the best one. I think that shows like Little Mosque on the Prairie (Canadian show) gives a much better more easy to relate to the average non-muslim. Although I think this does have some goo qualities in that it does show what many of us have had to endure post 9/11.

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 11:58 PM on Jul. 1, 2011

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