Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Muslim Punks!

San Antonio's Muslim Punk Scene Goes National, And Europe Is Next!

A growing number of young Muslims who resist their parents’ orthodox views, but also struggle with the values of their non-Muslim friends, are embracing punk. Muslim punk provides a place to forge a new identity for young Muslims confused about religion and their role in American society, particularly as they are bombarded by negative stereotypes of Muslims in a post-9/11 America. At the same time, Muslim punk offers a palpable way to express anger toward the orthodoxies of fundamentalist Islam.

The image, if you were unaware, is from the upcoming animated feature Persepolis.


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